About me

Hi! My name is Sherry Yong Chen, and I am a PhD student in linguistics at MIT.

I hail from a tiny little town called Longyou (southeastern China), known for some mysterious grottoes that are thought to date back at least 2,000 years.

As a linguist……

I work primarily on semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces, involving theoretical, experimental as well as computational inquiries. I’m particularly interested in numeral/degree/event semantics. Occasionally I moonlight as a syntactician.

When I’m not thinking about linguistics……

I cook and write quirky poems on the refrigerator.