Associate Professor

(03)571-2121 ext. 58104
Humanities Bldg. 3, R314

Research Interests

Phonology ♦ Psycholinguistics ♦ Second language acquisition ♦ Phonetics ♦ Austronesian phonology/syntax ♦ TESOL

Education

2012 Ph.D. in Linguistics, Stony Brook University.
Committee: Ellen Broselow (Advisor),  Marie  Huffman, Arthur Samuel, Jose Elias-Ulloa (Chair), Kathleen Currie Hall

2006 M.A. in Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. (Linguistic Society of Taiwan, Thesis Award Honorable Mention)
Advisor: Hui-Chuan Huang

2002 B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University

Academic Positions

2020-
Higher Education Academy (Advance HE) Fellow

2018-present
Associate professor, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

2013-2018
Assistant professor, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

2011-2012
Lecturer, Stony Brook University, Linguistics Department

Awards

2021 On the diverse realizations of phonological representations II (科技部優秀年輕學者研究計畫 MOST 110-2628-H-A49-001-MY2), Ministry of Science and Technology, NT$1,583,000.

2020 On the diverse realizations of phonological representations (MOST 109-2410-H-009-048), Ministry of Science and Technology, NT$778,000.

2019 The effect of redundant temporal cue on perceived vowel duration (MOST 108-2410-H-009-014), Ministry of Science and Technology, NT$556,000.

2019 Diverse repairs in loanword adaptation (MOST108-2918-I-009-003), Ministry of Science and Technology Subsidy for Short-Term Research Abroad for Technologists, NT$563,200.

2017 On the perceptual basis of phonological relationships (MOST106-2410-H-009-031), Ministry of Science and Technology, NT$603,000.2017 Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, NCTU.

2017 Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, NCTU.

2017 Distinguished Undergraduate Mentor Award, NCTU.

2017 On the perceptual basis of phonological relationships (MOST106-2410-H-009-031), Ministry of Science and Technology, NT$603,000.

2016 Perceptual  learning  of  non-native  contrasts  (MOST105-2410-H-009-049), Ministry of Science and Technology, NT$438,000.

2015 The effect of phonological relationships in speech perception II (MOST104-2410-H-009-031), Ministry of Science and Technology, NT$534,000.

2015 Distinguished Undergraduate Mentor Award, NCTU.

2014 The effect of phonological relationships in speech perception, (科技部優秀年輕學者研究計畫 MOST103-2628-H-009-001), Ministry of Science and Technology, NT$584,000.

2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award, NCTU.

2014 Testing the effect of allophonic relationships and dialectal variations in speech perception, (邁向頂尖大學新進教師增能計畫101W9866), National Chiao Tung University, NT$400,000.

2013-2014 Phoneme substitution and positional asymmetry in second language learning, NSC grant (NSC102-2410-H-009-018), National Science Council of Taiwan, NT$424,000.

2013-2015 Recruiting Outstanding and Excellent Scholars Award, National Science Council, Taiwan.

2011-2012 Dissertation Fellowship, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, “The Role of Alternation in Phonological Relationships”, US$15,000.

2011 Graduate Student Research Award for the paper The psychological reality of phonological representations: the case of Mandarin fricatives presented at the 23rd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics.

2006-2012 Teaching Assistantship/Research Assistantship and Full Tuition Scholarship. Linguistics Department, Stony Brook University, New York.

2006-2009
Presidential Fellowship. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, US $2,500 per semester.

2006-2008
中華民國教育部留學獎學 US$24,000.

Publications

Accepted
with Kristine M. Yu. Formosan Phonetics. In Paul Jen-kuei Li, Elizabeth Zeitoun and Rik De Busser (eds.) Handbook on Formosan Linguistics. Leiden: Brill.

To appear
with Chenhao Chiu. Shēngyùn Xué 聲韻學 [Phonology]. In Shuan Fan Huang (ed) 語言學:結構、認知與文化的探索. Berlin: Language Science Press.

2021
with Sang-Im Lee-Kim. The effect of linguistic experience on perceived vowel duration: Evidence from Taiwan Mandarin speakers. Journal of Phonetics.

2021
with Chenhao Chiu. Acoustic and articulatory evidence on incomplete syllable-final nasal mergers in Taiwan Mandarin. Language and Speech 64(4): 771-789

2020
with Yangyu Chen. Variation in loanword adaptation: A case from Mandarin Chinese. Second Language Research, OnlineFirst.

2019
The effect of dialectal variation on word recognition: A case from Taiwan Southern Min. Language & Linguistics 20: 567-600

2016
with Miran Kim. Prosody transfer in second language acquisition: Tonal alignment in the production of English pitch accent by native Mandarin speakers. Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies 46: 785-816.

2016
Testing the roles of distribution and alternation in phonological relationships. Language and Linguistics 17: 501-528.

2016
with Chiawen Wei. The influence of tonal and segmental differences on perception: A case study from Sixian Hakka to Hailu Hakka. 台灣客家語文研究輯刊第四輯, 199-254 頁.

2015
with Jiwon Hwang. Phoneme substitution and positional asymmetry in second language learning. In Capturing Phonological Shades (Hsiao Wee eds.)

2014
with Jiwon Hwang. Phonotactic restrictions and phonological relationships in speech perception. Harvard Studies in Korean Linguistics XVI, p149-159.

2014
Mandarin fricatives redux: The psychological reality of phonological representations. Journal of East  Asian Linguistics, 23:43-69.

2012
with Ellen Broselow, Marie Huffman, Jiwon Hwang & Sophia Kao. Emergent ranking in foreign word adaptations. InProceedings of The 30th WestCoastConferenceonFormalLinguistics, ed. Nathan Arnet and Ryan Bennett, p. 98-108. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. www.lingref.com, document #2808.

2012
TheRoleofAlternationinPhonologicalRelationships. Ph.D Dissertation. Stony Brook University.

2011
UM Infixation and paradigmatic gaps in Thao. InProceedingsofthe39th AnnualMeetingoftheNorthEastLinguisticSociety(NELS39), eds. S. Lima, K. Mullin, and B. Smith. Amherst, MA: GLSA, p. 559-570.

2011
with Miran Kim. Prosody transfer in second language acquisition: Mandarin Chinese tonal alignment in English pitch accent.Proceedingsof theJournaloftheAcousticalSocietyofAmerica vol.129.4: 2659.

2011
The psychological reality of phonological representation: the case of Mandarin fricatives. InProceedingsofthe23rdNorthAmerican ConferenceonChineseLinguistics(NACCL 23), vol. 1: 215-226. University of Oregon.

2010
Quantifier stranding and reflexive stranding in Mayrinax Atayal. UniversityofBritishColumbiaWorkingPapersinLinguistics, vol. 25: 173-186.

2009
with Kie Zuraw. Diverse repairs for multiple labial consonants. Natural Language&LinguisticTheory, 27: 197-224.

2009
Adaptation of English interdental fricatives by speakers of Taiwan Mandarin. InCurrentIssuesinUnityandDiversityofLanguages, pp. 1151-1165. The Linguistic Society of Korea.

2005
MayrinaxPhonology:WithSpecialReferencetoUMAffixation. MA Thesis. National Tsing Hua University.

2005
Order and interaction of prefixes in Mayrinax Atayal.USTWorking Papers inLinguistics,vol.1: 295-310. National Tsing Hua University.

2004
Phonetic change and rule interaction of two Atayal dialects: Squliq and C’uli’.UniversityofWashingtonWorkingPapersinLinguistics,vol.23:134-144.