Department of Linguistics
1115 East 58th Street
Rosenwald Hall, Room #229
Chicago, IL 60637-1511

trantruong [at] uchicago.edu
(syllabi/handouts available upon request)

Curriculum Vitæ

Tran Truong

I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago. I am broadly interested in syntax, morphology, and Distributed Morphology. My dissertation, supervised by Karlos Arregi, is a crosslinguistic, crossmodular, and cross-theoretic study of morphological contiguity, elsewhere called *ABA effects. Phenomena within the scope of my investigation include allomorphy, suppletion, syncretism, and dialectal/idiolectal morphosyntactic microvariation. My data come from Japonic, Mayan, and Austronesian.

For the 2020–21 academic year, I am a member of the Linguistics in Higher Education Committee, a Chicago Center for Teaching Fellow, and a Stuart Tave Teaching Fellow.

Outside of linguistics, I am a hobby music photographer. I also maintain a ranking of Chicago-area venues.

Interests

Teaching

LING 26540: Language & Technology, Lecturer. Winter 2021.
CCTE 50000: Course Design & College Teaching, Teaching Mentor.
Instructor of record: Joseph Lampert. Autumn 2020.

LING 21000: Morphology, Lecturer. Winter 2020.
CCTE 50000: Course Design & College Teaching, Teaching Mentor.
Instructor of record: Joseph Lampert. Autumn 2019.
LSA 256: Pidgins & Creoles, Teaching Assistant.
Instructor of record: Marlyse Baptista. Summer 2019.
LING 26002: Language in Society, Teaching Assistant.
Instructor of record: Sharese King. Spring 2019.
HUMA 19100: Humanities Writing Seminar, Lecturer. Autumn 2018.
HUMA 17000: Language & the Human I, Writing Intern.
Instructor of record: Michelle Yuan. Autumn 2018.
BIOS 29286: Biological & Cultural Evolution, Teaching Assistant.
Instructors of record: Salikoko Mufwene & William Wimsatt. Winter 2018.

Updates

8 Jan 2021
I will present `Reconciling underspecification with the overlapping decomposition' at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.

26 Sep 2020
I will present `Microvariation in singular they' at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest.

25 Mar 2020
`*ABA effects in kinship allomorphy & syncretism' has been published in the Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America.

18 Feb 2020
My book note for Technolingualism: The Mind and the Machine has been published in Language in Society.

11 Oct 2019
I presented `Indigenous languages of Japan' at Native & Non-Native Indigenous Languages in Chicago.