Tran Truong

Tran Truong

Assistant Teaching Professor of Linguistics


Research interests: Syntax, morphology, Distributed Morphology, suppletion, syncretism, Japonic

Biography: I am broadly interested in the relationship between sentence structure and word-internal structure, as studied within the framework of Distributed Morphology. More specifically, I specialize in the morphosyntax of honorifics, kinship terms, and pronouns. My work is preoccupied with so-called *ABA domains, which are pockets of natural language morphology that forbid non-contiguous homologies of form. I focus on the extent to which these domains vary in their emergence, derivation, and accessibility to metalinguistic reflection.

Courses taught: The Study of Language, Foundations of Linguistics, Field Methods