San Duanmu is Professor of Linguistics, University of Michigan. He received his PhD in Linguistics from MIT in 1990 and has held teaching posts at Fudan University, Shanghai (1981-1986) and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1991-present). His research focuses on general properties of language, especially those in phonology. He is the author of 'The phonology of Standard Chinese' (2nd edition, Oxford 2007), 'Syllable structure: the limits of variation' (Oxford 2008), and A theory of phonological features (Oxford, 2016).
My research focuses on general properties of language, especially those in phonology and morphology. I have worked on feature theory, syllable theory, metrical theory, tones, compounds, and the lexicon.