Hello. My name is Anqi Zhang. I am a Teaching Fellow in the Humanities in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago. In August 2018, I received my Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago.Before I joined the PH.D program at the University of Chicago, I graduated from Brown University with a B.A(honors) in Linguistics and a B.A. in Egyptology. I come from Shenzhen, China, and I am a native speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin.
I am mainly interested in semantics, syntax, pragmatics, cross-linguistic comparisons and East-Asian linguistics. More specifically, I study and compare the semantics of tense and aspect, and lexical semantics of verbal predicates cross-linguistically, mostly in Mandarin and Cantonese. I am also very interested in historical linguistics, linguistic methods applied to ancient language studies, and language typologies.
As a language-lover myself, I am quite familiar with a good variety of modern and ancient languages. Within modern languages, I am highly proficient in Japanese; I can read some French and German; and I have learned some basic Arabic and Korean for fun. Within ancient languages, I have studied Ancient Greek, Latin and ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs in college.