We encourage our graduate students to participate in academic activities and conferences and publish research articles in scientific journals. We believe attending conferences is important academic training for graduate students. NCTU and the department provide graduate students with relevant travel funds. Many of our graduate students have been accepted for presentations at competitive international conferences and their works have been well received. 

Conference presentation

Kuei-hong Lin. Cue-weighting in the perception of Taiwan Mandarin nasal codas. Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). San Francisco, USA (virtual). Jan 7-10, 2021.

Iris Chou and Sang-Im Lee-Kim. Phonetic accommodation during spontaneous imitation by sibilant mergers in Taiwan Mandarin. Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). San Francisco, USA (virtual). Jan 7-10, 2021.

Hsiang-Yu Tung and Sang-Im Lee-Kim. The effect of socio-indexical information on the perception of sibilants in Taiwan Mandarin. Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). San Francisco, USA (virtual). Jan 7-10, 2021.

Wei-cheng Weng and Sang-Im Lee-Kim. Loss of final stop place contrasts among young Mandarin-Min bilingual speakers in Taiwan. Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). San Francisco, USA (virtual). Jan 7-10, 2021.

Yi-Ting Lu. The effect of orthography in French VOT production by Mandarin speakers. National Conference on Linguistics (NCL),  National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan. Nov 14, 2020.

Cheng-Tien Tseng. NU-V construction and scalar implicature. The 13th Workshop on Formal Syntax and Semantics (FOSS-13). Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Oct 16, 2020.

Waan-rur Lu and Sang-Im Lee-Kim. Enhancement of sibilant contrasts during word processing by Mandarin-Min bilinguals. Laboratory Phonology. Vancouver, Canada (virtual). Jul 6-8, 2020.

Chenhao Chiu, Yu-An Lu, Shao-Jie Jin, Kuei-Hong Lin. Prosody-modulated and vowel-dependent nasal merging in Taiwan Mandarin. Laboratory Phonology. Vancouver, Canada (virtual). Jul 6-8, 2020.

Cheng-Huan Lee and Yu-An Lu. The sensitivity of English VOT production to orthographic input. Seoul International Conference on Speech Sciences (SICSS). Seoul, Korea. Nov 15-16, 2019.

王㻑媛. Perceptual Salience of Mandarin Syllables. Seoul International Conference on Speech Sciences (SICSS). Seoul, Korea. Nov 15-16, 2019.

Chenhao Chiu, Yu-An Lu, Yining Weng, Shao-Jie Jin, Wei-Chen Weng, and Tzu-Hsuan Yang. Uncovering syllable-final nasal merging in Taiwan Mandarin: An ultrasonographic investigation of tongue postures and degrees of nasalization. ICPhS. Melbourne, Australia. Aug 5-9, 2019.

Shao-Jie Jin and Yu-An Lu. The roles of duration, rhyme structure and frequency in Mandarin accidental gaps. ICPhS. Melbourne, Australia. Aug 5-9, 2019.

Tzu-Hsuan Yang, Shao-Jie Jin and Yu-An Lu. The effect of Mandarin accidental gaps on perceptual categorization. ICPhS. Melbourne, Australia. Aug 5-9, 2019.

Waan-rur Lu and Sang-Im Lee-Kim. Enhancement of sibilant contrasts in near merger during word processing by Min-Mandarin bi-dialectal speakers. Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language (HISPhonCog). Seoul, Korea. May 24-25, 2019.

Tzu-Hsuan Yang, Shao-Jie Jin and Yu-An Lu. The impact of accidental gaps on tonal categorization. Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language (HISPhonCog). Seoul, Korea. May 24-25, 2019.

Yu-An Lu, Yu-Ming Chang, Yangyu Chen, Pei-Chun Chen, Shao-Jie Jin, Cheng-Huan Lee, Yanru Lu, Waan-Rur Lu, Yu Nan. The effect of experience and tonal contour: A preliminary study of perceived duration on Mandarin tones. Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Victoria, Vancouver, Canada. Nov 5-9, 2018.

Shao-Jie Jin and Yu-An Lu. Accidental gaps in Mandarin tones. Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Vancouver, Canada. Nov 5-9, 2018.

Yangyu Chen and Yu-An Lu. The effect of perceptual similarity, frequency, and phonotactic restriction in loanword adaptation. Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Vancouver, Canada. Nov 5-9 2018.

Yangyu Chen and Yu-An Lu. The effect of duration and nasalization in the adaptation of English nasals by Mandarin speakers. Seoul International Conference on Speech Science (SICSS). Seoul, Korea. Nov 10-11, 2017.

Liang-An Wei. Acoustic Correlates of Mandarin Nasal Coda. Seoul International Conference on Speech Science (SICSS). Seoul, Korea. Nov 10-11, 2017.

Daiying Lin, Loting Shen and Yu-An Lu. Perceptual training of non-native contrast. APLX 2017 International Conference on Applied Linguistics. Taipei, Taiwan. Nov 16-17,  2017.

Elisabet Sipayung. Vowel production comparison between Indonesian tomboy lesbians and straight women. Phonetics & Phonology 13 conference. Berlin, Germany. Sep 28-29, 2017.

Ian Joo. Sound symbolism observed through the basic vocabulary of 64 languages. Phonetics & Phonology 13 conference. Berlin, Germany. Sep 28-29, 2017.

Yi-Ling Chang and Yu-An Lu. Coda and tonal effects on perceived vowel duration. Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Boston, USA. Jun 25-29, 2017.

Gary Yang. Embrace for impact: formant reconstruction in sudden pitch raise while singing. Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Boston, USA. Jun 25-29, 2017.

謝瑋舫. Pseudo-resultatives in Mandarin Chinese. 25th Annual Meeting of International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-25). Budapest, Hungary. Jun 25-28, 2017.

Ian Joo. Thai Phones Theme /Pl-/. NINJAL International Symposium. Japan. 2016.

Ian Joo. Blow and Bloom: The sound symbolism of labials and release. The 2016 Annual Research Forum of the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong. Hong Kong. 2016.

Yu-zhen Xiao. A Corpus-Based Lexical Semantic Study of Near-Synonymy: The Case of Dǎng and Dǔ in Mandarin Chinese. The 18th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Science (JSLS). Japan. 2016.

Jing-man Guo. An Interface of Cognitive Grammar and Image Schemata: Eventive Inferences Among zhuāng, chéng, and tián in Mandarin Chinese. The 18th Annual International Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Science (JSLS). Japan. 2016.

Wei-Fang Hsieh and Yu-An Lu. Tone Sandhi in Mandarin-English code-switching. NACCL 28. Provo, Utah, USA. May 6-7, 2016.

Yi-Ling Chang and Yu-An Lu. Onset and tonal effects on perceived vowel duration. NACCL 28. Provo, Utah, USA. May 6-7, 2016.

謝博任、潘荷仙, “L2 Experience and Non-Native Vowel Categorization of L1-Mandarin Speakers” Interspeech 2010. Japan: September 27-30, 2010.

簡蔓婷、劉美君, “Conveying Judgment: A Study of Mandarin Verbal Evaluation Verbs” 第十一屆漢語詞彙語意學研討會 (CLSW2010) 中國大陸:2010年5月21-23日。

許慧娟、賴郁雯、劉佳玲, “「悲傷」之聲情效應─以苗栗四縣客語為例” 18th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-18) in conjunction with the 22nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-22). U.S.A: May 19-22, 2010.

劉美君、吳佳純、廖佩瑜, “The Semantic Extension of Internal Judgment Verbs: From the Perspective of Epistemic Certainty and Manipulation” 第十一屆漢語詞彙語意學研討會 (CLSW2010) 中國大陸:2010年5月21-23日。

簡蔓婷, “Verbal Semantics and Cross-frame Interaction: A Study of Mandarin Verbal Evaluation Verbs”11th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW 2010),蘇州大學,中國, May 21-23, 2010.

劉美君、江姿儀、賴伊凡, “Force dynamics and social interaction verbs in Mandarin” 18th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-18) in conjunction with the 22nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-22). U.S.A: May 19-22, 2010.

吳佳芬, “Analysis of Event Classifier ge in Post-verbal Construction in Mandarin Chinese” 17th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics. French: July 2-4, 2009.

陳筑婷、潘荷仙, “The Acoustical Realization of Narrow Focus and Second Occurrence Focus in Taiwan Mandarin” Discourse-Prosody Interface conference (IDP 09). French: September 9-11, 2009.

劉美君、張雯靜、簡蔓婷, “及物性與使役性的謀合:動補類情緒動詞的語意研究” 第十屆漢語詞彙語意學研討會(CLSW 2009) 中國大陸:2009年7月27-30日。

劉美君、張若梅, “Lexicalization vs. constructionalization: multiple interactions in Mandarin stimulus-headed verbs” 17th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics. French: July 2-4, 2009.

陳奕勳, “Comparison of Identity and Similarity in Chinese” 17th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics. French: July 2-4, 2009.

吳佳芬, “On GE in the V GE XP Construction in Mandarin Chinese: A syntactic and Semantic Analysis”17th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics, France, July 02-04, 2009.

劉美君、洪詩梅, “Mandarin Emotion Verbs: A Frame-based Analysis” The 9th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW-2008). Singapore: July 14-17,2008.

楊謦瑜, “The Semantic and Syntactic Difference of Mandarin Complex V-direction Constructions” The Second International Conference on East Asian Linguistics. Canada: November 7-9, 2008.

劉美君、張雯靜, “A Frame-based Account of Lexical Membership: insight from Mandarin cognition verbs” The Ninth Annual Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language. U.S.A: October 18-20, 2008.

劉美君、蘇芳瑩, “Emotion in Grammar: Constructional and Functional Contrast of English and Mandarin” The Ninth Annual Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse and Language. U.S.A: October 18-20, 2008.

吳縉雯, “Asymmetry of Negation in Mandarin and Taiwanese” 41th International Conference of Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics. U.K: September 18-21, 2008.

劉美君、胡佳音、黃舜佳, “A Study on 羨幕死我了 Construction” 16th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics. 中國大陸:2008年5月30日至6月2日。

劉美君、謝璦羽, “A frame-based account of harmonic combination of modal verbs: The case with Mandarin verbs of dynamic modality xiang and yao” the 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-20). U.S.A: April 25-27,2008.

黃惠瑜, “On the Ambiguity in the Affirmative/Negative u/boNP? Construction in Taiwanese Southern Min” the 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-20). U.S.A: April 25-27,2008.

黃惠瑜, “A Distributed Morphology Account of Resultative Verb Compounds in Chinese”Arizona Linguistics Circle 1, University of Arizona in Tucson, USA, October 19-21, 2007.

邱子玲、謝璦羽, “Domain Specific Schema as Conceptual Basis for Metaphorical Extension: Evidence from Mandarin Cognition Verbs.” The 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Association. Cracow, Poland. 15-20 July, 2007.

劉美君、胡佳音, “Conceptual Schema of the Cognition Domain: Interrelationship among Classes of Cognition Verbs” The 2007 International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (2007 ICLC), Krakow, Poland, July 15-20, 2007.

賴佳嬅, “A Study of Taiwanese U in Adjecitval Predicate”2007 National Conference on Linguistics (2007 NCL), Tainan, Taiwan, June 2-3, 2007.

胡佳音, “Domain-Specific Conceptual Schema of the Cognition Domain: A Frame-based Study of Mandarin Cognition Verbs”2007 National Conference on Linguistics (2007 NCL), Tainan, Taiwan, June 2-3, 2007.

周明輝、劉美君, “Lexical Manipulation on Semantic Extension: Insight from Polysemous Near-synonyms.” The 15th IACL & 19th NACCL Joint Conference (2007). New York: University of Columbia. 25-27 May, 2007.

胡佳音, “Why‘P-C-U’Verbs: Semantic Motivation for Grammatical Symmetry.” The 15th IACL & 19th NACCL Joint Conference (2007). New York: University of Columbia. 25-27 May, 2007.

劉美君、胡佳音, “Conceptual Schema as Semantic Link: A Frame-based Study of Mandarin Cognition Verbs” 2007 Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (2007 CLSW), Hong Kong, May 21-23, 2007.

劉美君、胡佳音, “Conceptual Link between Perception, Emotion and Cognition: Insight from Mandarin verbs” The First Conference on Language, Discourse and Cognition (CLDC-1), Taipei, Taiwan, May 18-19, 2007.

王文傑, “A Second Thought on Mandarin Gapping: The Quasi-Gapping in Mandarin.” North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL) Bellingham, Washington. 23-25 June, 2006.

王文傑, “On the Semantic Function of Mandarin Classifiers – the Math in the Mass” 2006 Student Workshop on East Asian Linguistics (SWEAL-2006), National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, July 20-21, 2006.

蔡慧瑾, “The Study of Two Chinese Degree Adverbs hai ‘more’ and geng ‘more.’” 2006 National Conference on Linguistics. 台北:輔仁大學,2006年7月12-13日。

劉美君、胡佳音, “Why ‘P-C-U’ Verbs: Semantic Motivation for Grammatical Symmetry” The 15th IACL & 19th NACCL Joint Conference, New York, U.S.A., June 23-25, 2006.

童怡珍, “The Language Interference of Pitch Accent Language on Tone Language-A Case Study of Mandarin and Swedish.” 151st Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island. Rhode Island, Providence, U.S.A. 5-9 June, 2006.

江亭儀、劉美君, “Perception for Cognition: Interaction of Subject5ivity and Intersubjectivity in Spoken Discourse” The IACL-14 & IsCLL-10 Joint Conference, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, May 25-29, 2006.

林姿君、劉美君, “Functional Distinction Between Zai(在), Zhengzai(正在), and Zheng(正): Evidence from Collocational Associations with Adverbs” The IACL-14 & IsCLL-10 Joint Conference, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, May 25-29, 2006.

周明輝、劉美君, “Semantic Extenstion and Polysemous Near-Synonyms: Two Case Studies in Mandarin. ”Paper posted in the IACL-14 & IsCLL-10 Joint Conference, Academia Sinica, Taipei. 25-29 May, 2006.

蔡慧瑾, “A Case Study of Chinese Coordinated Structure erqie ‘and’…ye‘also.’” 14th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics & 10th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics Joint Meeting. 台北:中央研究院,2006年5月25-29日。

劉怡芬, “The Fine Structure of Distributivity in Chinese ”The 4th Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics, Budapest, Hungary, January 20-22, 2006.

周明輝, “Chou, Ming-Hui, and Liu Meichun, “A Frame-based Approach to Polysemous Near-synonymy: the case with Mandarin Verbs of Expression ”The journal of Chinese Language and Computing, 2005.

Journal articles

Yangyu Chen and Yu-An Lu (2020). Variation in loanword adaptation: A case from Mandarin Chinese. Second Language Research.

劉美君、江亭儀、周明輝.  2005. A frame-based approach to polysemous near-synonymy: the case with Mandarin verbs of expression. The Journal of Chinese Language and Computing.

Honors & Awards

2020 Chris Weng, “Loss of final stop place contrasts among Mandarin-Min bilingual speakers in Taiwan”, Linguistic Society of Taiwan, Thesis Award—Honorable Mention
Advisor: Dr. Sang-Im Lee-Kim