Jianrong Yu

Campus: Brussels
E-mail: jianrong.yu{AT}kuleuven{DOT}be
Jianrong Yu


Curriculum Vitae

Jianrong (JR) obtained his PhD in Linguistics from the Department of Linguistics at The University of Arizona in 2020. He held positions as a junior research assistant at the National University of Singapore and adjunct lecturer at The University of Arizona and Nanyang Technological University. JR joined CRISSP in January 2022 as a post-doctoral researcher on the Comparatives under the Microscope Project, where he focuses on integrating findings of the syntax of comparatives across different languages with theories of the semantics of comparatives, focusing on the morpho-semantics of comparative and standard marking. Apart from comparatives, he has also worked on the compositional semantics of argument structure, focusing on sub-lexical modification and what it reveals about the syntactic and semantic composition of verbal meanings, with publications appearing in journals like Glossa and Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.

Research interests


  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Morphology
  • Syntax-semantics interface
  • Argument and event structure


  • Sub-lexical Modification
  • Roots
  • Causatives
  • Resultatives
  • Degree Achievements
  • Ditransitives