Hi, my name is Matthew! Welcome to my website, under construction.

I am a second year PhD-track student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Linguistics. That means that I have a particular interest in natural language science, which I’m learning to explore through the study of syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and the philosophy of language.

I have worked on Mandarin Chinese syntax (spatial and directional constructions), the semantics and pragmatics of (mostly) English (epistemic modality, evidentiality, mirativity), and conducted fieldwork in Formosan (Bunun) and Grassfields Bantu (Foto Dschang, ongoing).

In 2019, I received an M.A. in Linguistics from the Institute of Linguistics at National Tsing Hua University. In early 2016, I graduated from Marlboro College with a B.A. in Linguistics and Mandarin Chinese.

The header image of this website is in the public domain. Click here to view, read about, and perhaps muse on the relevance of this work to the scientific study of language.