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

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Curriculum Vitæ

Tran Truong

I am a doctoral student 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.

I am the coordinator of the Language Variation & Change workshop and a member of the Linguistics in Higher Education Committee.

Outside of linguistics, I am a hobby music photographer. My work has been used by a number of post-hardcore and folk artists in their social media promotions. I also maintain a ranking of Chicago-area venues.



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.


5 Jan 2020
I presented `*ABA effects in kinship allomorphy & syncretism' at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.

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

7 Aug 2019
My book note for Technolingualism: The Mind and the Machine has been accepted for publication in the February 2020 issue of Language in Society.

7 Jul 2019
I presented `Honorifics & kinship as morphological contiguity domains' at the 2019 Linguistic Institute at UC Davis.

24 Jun 2019
I received funding from the Graduate Research Aid Initiative in Linguistics (GRAIL) to attend the 2019 Linguistic Institute at UC Davis.