Dr. Chao Sun


Academic positions

  • 11/2020
    Alexander von Humboldt-Fellow, Leibniz Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS)
  • 11/2018-07/2020
    Postdoctoral researcher, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    PI: Prof. Dr. Katharina Spalek
    Project: Focus alternatives in the human mind (ERC Horizon 2020)
  • 1/2018-11/2018
    Research fellow, Leibniz Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS)
  • 2017 / Autumn
    Research assistant (part-time), University of Edinburgh.


  • 2013-2017
    Ph.D. in Linguistics, University College London
    Thesis: Scalar Implicature: Gricean Reasoning and Local Enrichment
    Advisors: Richard Breheny (primary) and Andrea Santi (secondary)
    Examiner: Robyn Carston (internal) and Chris Cummins (external)
  • 2011-2012
    M.A. in Linguistics (Distinction), University College London
  • 2010-2013
    M.A. in Chinese Philology, Northeast Normal University, China
  • 2006-2010
    B.A. in Chinese Linguistics and Literature, Northeast Normal University, China

Complete CV (pdf)