Linguistics Ph.D. Student (Candidate)
I am a third-year student in the Department of Linguistics at the
University of Michigan. I am primarily interested in phonology and
its interfaces with other components of grammar (specifically
morphology and syntax).
My Qualifying Research Paper (which was co-advised by Professors Andries Coetzee and San Duanmu) investigated the prosodic properties of truncated compounds in English (such as sci-fi from science fiction). Please e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a copy if you are interested. Comments are welcome!
Presently, I am working on a couple projects. One of my more
developed projects is a comparative analysis of "word-length
flexibility" in Chinese, English, and Nuosu Yi. I presented this
research as part of a workshop for graduate student research
within the Center for
Chinese Studies. The chair of my presentation was Professor
William H Baxter.
I have GSI'd (that is, taught recitation sections) for Ling 111
(Intro to Linguistics) in both Fall 2011 and Winter 2012. I solo
taught Ling 112 (Languages of the World) in Summer 2012. Ling 112
is a course I designed myself which is a general survey of major
linguistic regions and basic tools for linguistic analysis.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Chinese and Linguistics at
Rutgers University in spring 2010. At Rutgers, I discovered my
interests in Chinese Dialectology with Professor Richard V. Simmons
and Phonology with Professor Paul
de Lacy who co-advised my BA thesis on Taiwan Hakka
(downloadable on my papers page).
In addition to all of these scholarly activities, I have studied
Chinese as a second language extensively. Much of my language
study was part of my undergraduate degree, but I have also
participated in several "immersion" programs abroad - short term
study organized by Rutgers at Nanjing University (summer 2007),
summer study at the 國語教學中心 within Taiwan National Normal
University (2009), and the summer program offered by
Inter-University Program at Tsinghua University (2011). Feel free
to contact me about any of these programs.
In my free time I enjoy listening to classic rock, biking and rowing.