Hello! My name is Yining Nie, pronounced [jɪˈnɪŋ ˈniː]. I’m a third-year PhD student at the Department of Linguistics at New York University. I am primarily interested in morphology and its interfaces, investigating topics ranging from ergativity and argument structure to synthetic/periphrastic alternations and morphologically-conditioned phonological processes. My recent work focuses on Austronesian languages. My advisor is Alec Marantz.
I co-lead Morph Beer, the morphology reading group at NYU, with Mary Robinson and Hagen Blix. I am also chair of COSIAC (Committee on Student Issues and Concerns) at the Linguistic Society of America.
Prior to NYU, I received my BA from the University of Cambridge and MA from the University of Toronto in linguistics. I am a proud native of Windsor, Ontario, known as South Detroit by some (okay, maybe just me).
Have questions about my research, linguistics at NYU or COSIAC? Get in touch at yiningnie(æt)nyu.edu!