CV (PDF)

Education

 

  • University of Hawai'i at MānoaPh.D. in Linguistics, 2013-17 

  • University of Hawai'i at MānoaM.A. in Linguistics, 2011-12 

  • National Taiwan University, B.A. in Chinese, 2011 

Employment

  • University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, USA

  • Academia Sinica, Taiwan

    • 2015-16, Pre-dissertation scholarship fellow, Institute of Linguistics

 

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Areas of specialty

 

Theoretical syntax, Historical comparative linguistics, Diachronic & comparative morphosyntax, Fieldwork, 

Austronesian syntax, Philippine-type languages, Formosan languages

 

Papers

 

To appear

2019

       With Bradley McDonellAnnual Review of Linguistics (5).

2018

       Glossa 3(1):111.

       With Amber Camp, Lyle Campbell, Nala Huiying Lee, Matt Magnuson, and Samantha Rarrick

       Oxford Handbook of Endangered Languages. 

2017

       PhD Dissertation, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.

       With Robert Blust (1st author). Language and Linguistics 18(4).

       Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 23).

       Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics.

       With Shin FukudaProceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics

        Association (AFLA 23). Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics.

2016

        Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society (BLS 42) 

       Oceanic Linguistics 55(2).

       Oceanic Linguistics 55(1).

        With Shin FukudaProceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society

        (NELS 46). UMass GLSA.

       With Shin FukudaProceedings of the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 33).

       Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

  • Three ways to steal an element from a CP: evidence from Formosan.

       With Shin FukudaProceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics

       Association (AFLA 22). Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics.

  • Cross linguistic priming of the passive in Mandarin and English.

        With Claire Stable (1st author), Liu Nian, and Kamil Deen. Proceedings of the 13th Meeting of the Generative

        Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA 13). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project

2015         

       Working Papers in Linguistics: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Vol. 46(2).

Presentations

 

[2020]

  • Tagalog voice as four bundles of Agree relations: Insights from binding. The 38th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 38). 

  • One language, two 'voice' systems: Insights from Puyuma. The 38th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 38). with Shin Fukuda.

  • The derived intransitive in Formosan and its implications for the nature of Proto-Austronesian Actor Voice. The 30th Annual meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS 30). 

  • Binding parameters in symmetrical voice languages: Austronesian vs. Dinka. The 30th Annual meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS 30). with Cheng-chuen Kuo.

  • The Austronesian homeland and primary dispersals: the Linguistic evidence revisited. The International Symposium on Archaeology of Prehistoric Maritime Pingtan and the Pacific. Invited talk. 

  • Tagalog voice revisited.  The 27th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 27)

  • When Philippine-type voice meets Indo-European-style voice: Insights from Puyuma. Oral presentation. The 27th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 27) with Shin Fukuda.

2019

  • Tagalog 'voice' does not mark Case or valency: Lessons from picture NP reflexives. The 26th Meeting of the Austronesian Formal  Linguistic Association (AFLA 26). [withdrawn]

2018

  • The raising-to-object construction in Puyuma and its implications for a typology of RTO. The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand

  • Austronesian “nominalizer-voice affix homophony”: Another look. The 25th Meeting of the Austronesian Formal  Linguistic Association (AFLA 25). with Robert Blust.

  • The embedded topic construction in Puyuma and its implication for a typology of RTO. The 92nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 92). [withdrawn]

  • Binding parameters in “symmetrical voice” languages: Austronesian vs. Dinka. The 92nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 92). with Jonathan Kuo. [withdrawn]

2017

  • The transitivity of Philippine-type Actor voice: Evidence from detransitivization. The 24th Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 24). 

  • Clausal constituency and historical Austronesian morphosyntax. The 24th Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Association (AFLA 24). with Daniel Kaufman (1st author)

  • The nature of Philippine-type Actor voice: Evidence from detransitivization. The 35th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 35). Poster. [withdrawn]

2016

  • Philippine-type "voice" affixes as A'-agreement markers: Evidence from productive causatives. The 23rd Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 23).

  • Re-labeling "Ergative": Evidence from Formosan. With Shin Fukuda. The 23rd Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 23). 

  • Pivot ≠ Absolutive: Evidence from Formosan. The 42nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society (BLS 42).  

  • Actor voice ≠ Antipassive: Against the syntactic ergative analysis for Formosan languages. The 90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA 90). 

2015

  • "Absolutive" marks extractions, not “Absolutive” marks Case : Against the syntactic ergative analysis for Austronesian-type voice system. The 46th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS 46). with Shin Fukuda.

  • A reexamination of recent Austronesian higher-level subgroupings and the “Nominalization-into-Verb” hypothesis. The 13th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (ICAL 13). 

  • Causal-noncausal voice alternations in Formosan languages. The 13th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (ICAL 13). with Kuo, Jonathan (1st author).

  • Restructuring constructions in Formosan languages and their implications for object Case-licensing. The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 22). with Shin Fukuda

  • Three ways to “steal” an element from a CP: Evidence from Formosan. The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 22). 

  • Raising to Object Out of CP as Embedded Left Dislocations: Evidence from three Formosan languages. The 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 33). witShin Fukuda.

  • Cross linguistic priming of the passive in Mandarin and English. The 13rd Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA 13). with Claire Stabile (1st author), Nian Liu, and Kamil Deen.

2014

  • Raising-out-of-CP construction in Puyuma. The 21st Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 21). 

2013

  • Split Inversion in Nyagrong Minyag. With John Van Way. The 3rd Workshop of Sino-Tibetan languages of Sichuan. 

  • Time without tense in Nyagrong Minyag. The 3rd Workshop of Sino-Tibetan languages of Sichuan. witJonathan Kuo (1st author).

  • Cross-linguistic priming of passive structure in Mandarin and English. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 2013). Poster. with Stabile, Claire (1st author) and Kamil Deen.

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Fieldwork & language studied

 

  • Puyuma (Formosan, Austronesian)  2013-present                        

  • Seediq (Formosan, Austronesian)  2012-present

  • Amis (Formosan, Austronesian)  2014-present  

  • Pazeh (Kaxabu) (Formosan, Austronesian)  2014.6-2014.8                    

  • Chamic, MalayoEastern Cham (Austronesian) 2013.8-2013.12

  • Nyagrong Minyag (rGyalrongic, Tibeto-Burman) 2013.1-2013.11

  • Fataluku (Papuan)  2012.8-2012.12

  • Sa’ban (Bornean, Austronesian) 2013.1-2013.5

  • Long Terawan (Borean, Austronesian) 2013.1-2013.5

  • Tangut (Tibeto-Burman) 2010-present

  • Old Chinese  2009-present

 

 

 

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