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Welcome to AASR

AASR is a theoretical linguistics reading group at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Its members are mainly local students interested in formal (especially generative) approaches to human language grammar. The name AASR is due to the first book read in the group: An Annotated Syntax Reader (Kayne, Leu & Zanuttini 2013).
Every week, we meet at lunchtime (UTC+8) on Wednesday in a local café to discuss a book chapter or a paper and share our thoughts, perspectives, and questions (our working language is English). Each member of the group has the chance to chair some sessions (we take turns!). Occasionally, we also hold special sessions if we find a topic particularly interesting and would like to comparatively discuss multiple papers on it.

We hope to deepen our understanding of various aspects of human language through in-depth reading and open-minded discussion. While the reading group is physically based in Hangzhou, we normally proceed in a hybrid fashion (due to COVID-19) and welcome new members to join in from everywhere in the world.

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Zhejiang University

Zijingang Campus


Zhejiang Province

China 310058


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Opening Hours


12:30 - 14:45  (UTC+8)

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