Lecturer, Chinese Language
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Modern Languages Building, 320
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 10:00 - 12:00
I received my B.A. from National Taiwan Normal University, majoring in English Languages and Literatures and an M.A. in Linguistics from the same university. I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of Connecticut in 2013. From 2013-2016, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at University of Connecticut. I joined the Emory faculty in 2016.
- Syntactic theories
- East Asian syntax
- Chinese Linguistics
- Chinese Pedagogy
- Syntax-Semantics Interface
My research areas include syntactic theories, East Asian syntax, Chinese linguistics, and Chinese pedagogy. I have explored various topics in theoretical syntax, including the nominal structures of Chinese, the theory of Argument Ellipsis, the proper treatment of Ga/No Conversion in Japanese, the theory of A-not-A questions in Chinese, and more recently, the interaction between (3rd) tone sandhi rules in Chinese and its application to Chinese teaching.