Taiwanese (native), Taiwan Mandarin (fluent), Hakfa(70%), English(80%), Vietnamese (80%), Japanese (reading ab.)
Taiwanese linguistics, sociolinguistics, cultural anthropology, language planning, language, gender, ethnic group, and nationalism, the de-Sinicization in east Asia, post-colonial studies, writing systems of the world.
Language attitude toward written Taiwanese, the development and influence of Pehoeji, the anti-colonialism and language reform in Vietnam, and learning efficiencies of writing systems.
RECENT PRESENTATIONS view a complete list
2001 'Is Taiwanese bi Really the Same as English bee?' [PDF handout] Presented at the 34th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Language & Linguistic, October 23-27, Kunming, China.
2001 'Language and ethnic identity in Taiwan' Presented at the 7th Annual North America Taiwan Studies Conference, June 23-25, University of Washington, Seattle.
2001 'Missionary scripts from Vietnam and Taiwan: comparisons and contrasts.' Presented at the 11 th Conference of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, May 16-18, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
2001 'Tone change in Taiwanese: age and geographic factors' [PDF handout 0.2M] Presented at the 25th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium, March 3-4, University of Pennsylvania, PA.
2001 'Learning efficiencies of Han characters and Bopomo.' Presented at the 8th Annual UTA Student Conference in Linguistics, Feb 22-23, University of Texas at Arlington, TX.
2001 'Language, literacy, and nationalism in Vietnam and Taiwan.' Presented at the 2001 National Conference of the International Association of Asian Studies, Feb 12-17, Houston, TX.
2001 'Digraphia with and without biliteracy: a case study of Taiwan.' [PDF full text 0.2M] To be presented at the Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, Feb 10, Columbia University, NY.
2000 'Language, literacy, and nationalism: a comparative study of Vietnam and Taiwan.' [PDF full text 0.5M] Presented at the 5th International Symposium on Languages and Linguistics: Pan-Asiatic Linguistics, Nov. 16-17, Vietnam National University, HCM, Vietnam.
2000 'Han character's influence on word perception.' Presented at the 9th International Conference on Chinese Linguistics, June 26-28, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
2000 'Peh-oe-ji, a childish writing?' [PDF full text 0.5M] Presented at the 6th Annual North America Taiwan Studies Conference, June 16-19, Harvard university.
2000 'Women, literacy, and missionaries: the sociolinguistics of Peh-oe-ji in Taiwan.' Presented at 7th Annual UTA Student Conference in Linguistics, Feb 24-25, University of Texas at Arlington, TX.
1999 'Taiwanese and Taiwan Mandarin tones: tonal drift?' [PDF handout 0.15M] Presented at 32nd International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Language & Linguistics, October 28-31, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1999 'Language attitudes toward Taibun, the written Taiwanese.' [PDF full text 0.4M] Presented at the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO) XXVIII conference, October 1-3, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX.
1999 'Language attitudes toward Taibun, the written Taiwanese.' Presented at 5th Annual North America Taiwan Studies Conference, June 4-7, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
1999 'The tonal comparisons and contrasts between Taiwanese and Taiwan Mandarin.' Presented at 6th Annual UTA Student Conference in Linguistics, Feb 18-19, University of Texas at Arlington, TX.
1998 'The Influence of Hanji on Taiwanese People's Linguistic Perception.' Presented at 4th Annual North America Taiwan Studies Conference, May 29-June 1, University of Texas at Austin, TX.
1997 'The Process of Abolishing Hanji in the Han Cultural Areas.' Presented at 3rd Annual North America Taiwan Studies Conference, May 30-June 1, University of California at Berkeley, CA.
1997 'Language, Identity and Nationalism:Comparative Discussion with Taiwan in the Case of Vietnam Which Changed Her Writing System.' Presented at the Conference on the 50th Anniversary of '228' Incident, Feb. 20-23, held by WUFI, San Diego, CA.
2001 'The ideology behind the current Pinyin controversy.' Invited talk, the summer camp of Taiwanese Collegian and Taiwanese American Association, June 28-July 1, Dallas, TX.
2000 'Taiwanese language and literature.' Invited talk by the Taiwanese American Association-Houston, Oct. 28, Houston, TX.
2000 'Current Pinyin issue.' Invited talk by the Taiwanese Student Association at Texas A & M University, Oct. 27.
2000 Speech Tour, arranged by Taiwanese Collegian, Spring 2000. [topic 1] [topic 2] [schedule]
1999 'Orthographic reforms in Hanji cultural areas.' Invited talk, the 5th World Taiwanese Language and Culture Camp, July 30-Aug.1, Honolulu, Hawaii.
1999 'Orthographic evolution in Taiwan: from Sinkang, Hanji, Peh-oe-ji, to contemporary Taibun issues.' Invited talk, the 1999 summer camp of Taiwanese Collegian, July 8-11, Columbus, Ohio.
1999 'Anti-Han movement in Asia.' Invited talk by the Taiwanese Student Association at Texas A & M University, Sept. 17.
1998 'Orthographic reforms in Vietnam.' Invited talk by the Taiwanese Student Association at University of Texas at Austin, Sept. 12.
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1999 'Language attitudes toward Taibun, the written Taiwanese.' MA thesis: University of Texas at Arlington. [abstract] [contents]
1996 'We Won't Achieve Independence Unless We Abolish Hanji.' Collected in Haiang. Taipei: Taileh Press.
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