Zheng Shen

In Oct, 2017, I started working as the PostDoc researcher for the Graduate School on Nominal Modification at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Broadly, my research interests lie in syntax and its interfaces with semantics and morphology. My projects have focused primarily on various aspects of the nominal domain.

I defended my dissertation at University of Connecticut in August, 2017. My dissertation project Feature Arithmetic in the Nominal Domain looks into multi-valuation, where one probe agreeing with multiple goals, thus receiving multiple values. I discuss cross-linguistic agreement patterns in nominal right node raising constructions and compare them with other cases of multi-valuation.

My other project investigates superlative expressions and the structural restrictions on their interpretations. This line of research has implications for the structure and semantics of nominal phrases, as well as syntactic phenomena such as fragment answers. I have also worked on the acquisition of superlative expressions with Lyn Tieu.

I founded Ling Alert.