Jonathan WuWong

Jonathan WuWong is a BA/MA student at the University of Chicago. He is interested in the fields of contact linguistics and sociolinguistics. More specifically, he is interested in the interactions between space, language, and place. These interests have brought him to investigate Chinese-American linguistic practices, deictic terms in Samoan and Toba Batak, and spatial case systems of Tungusic languages. To date, he has assisted on projects that work to document language variation in Tungusic and Turkic languages in Siberia under Professor Lenore Grenoble. He has also assisted in research that compares ASL and NSL speakers. Recently, he has conducted his own fieldwork in Boston’s Chinatown to document language ideologies and evidence of language contact.