Group members

PhD students

Thomas Van Hoey (司馬智): 2015-present

  • research interests: Historical Linguistics, Ideophones, Lexical Semantics, Corpus Linguistics
  • Van Hoey, Thomas & Chiarung Lu. 2018. Ideophones in Chinese classics: their development and distribution from a variationist perspective. in Proceedings of CLDC 8. (Cognitive Linguistics Research). UNDER REVIEW.
  • Van Hoey, Thomas. 2017. The thunder rolls: Iconicity and ideophones in Chinese meteorological expressions, to be presented in CLS‐MPI Iconicity Focus Group Workshop ‘Types of iconicity in language use, development and processing’, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands on July 6‐7, 2017.
  • Van Hoey, Thomas. 2016. Ideophones in Premodern Chinese: Revisiting Dingemanse’s implicational hierarchy (poster). Mimetics in Japanese and other languages in the world (日本語と世界諸言語のオノマトペ). Tachikawa: NINJAL. 17-18 December 2016.
  • Van Hoey, Thomas. 2016. Ideophones in Old Chinese: The case of the Shijing 詩經. ISACG [International Symposium on Ancient Chinese Grammar] 9. Berlin: Humboldt University. 29-30 July 2016.
  • Van Hoey, Thomas & Chiarung Lu. 2016. The distribution of ideophones in Tang poems: A variationist perspective. CLDC [Conference on Language, Discourse, and Cognition] 8. Taipei: National Taiwan University. 13-14 May 2016.

Chor Kiu Lee (李楚翹): 2015-present

  • research interests: Discourse Analysis, Language Teaching, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, language and sports

Alexander Chen (陳韋豪): 2016-present

  • research interests: Cognitive Linguisitics, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Critical Discourse Analysis

Nguyen Thanh Hoa (阮清華)(Carol): 2016-present

  • research interests: Semantics, Language and Culture

MA students

Tsu-Ning Chang (張祖寧): 2015-present

  • research interests: Lexical Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Crosslinguistic Comparison
  • Chang, Tsu-Ning. (2017). Character language in Mandarin Chinese: A case study of final particles A    ‘啊’ and Ya ‘呀’, paper to be presented in the 39th Conference of the Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Sciences (JASS39). (2017/3/18-19,日本杏林大学)

Jung-Sheng Chang (張榕陞): 2016-present

  • research interests: Phonology, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Crosslinguistic Comparison
  • Chang, Jung-Sheng. (2017). The sociolinguistic generalization of modern Chinese kinship terms in   Taiwan, paper to be presented in the 39th Conference of the Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Sciences (JASS39). (2017/3/18-19,日本杏林大学)

Craig Yu-Chun Yang (楊聿鈞): 2016-present

  • research interests: Cognitive Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics

Yu-Shan Lin (林育珊): 2017-present

  • research interests: Language and culture

Ian Joo (朱易安): 2016-present (共同指導)

  • research interests: Cognitive linguistics, Sound symbolism

Research Assistant

Nate Yi-yang Cheng (鄭奕揚): 2015/1-2015/7

Peggy Li (李珮琪): 2013/9-2014/1

Alumni

Atta Nien (粘雅婷): 2008-2012

  • MA Thesis:A Corpus-based Study on the Dynamics of Metaphor in Mandarin Interactive Discourse (從語料庫看中文互動言談中隱喻的動態表現) (July, 2012)
  • research interests: metaphor realization in on-line interactive discourse
  • Nien, Atta. (2010) “Metaphors Shape Daily Lives and Culture: From an Interview about the Taiwanese Folk Festival of an Asian Goddess.” Paper presented in the 13th Annual Harvard East Asia Society Graduate Student Conference,  Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Feb. 26-28, 2010).
  • Nien, Atta. (2009)  “Conventionality: The Interplay between Metaphors on the Linguistic and Conceptual Levels.” poster presented in the National Conference on Linguistics (NCL 2009), Taoyuan, Taiwan. (Nov. 27-28, 2009).

Chun-Yang Jan (詹君陽): 2009-2011

  • 2011/09-2012/06 Erasmus Mundus “Multilingualism and Multiculturalism” exchange student at Università di Pisa, Italy

Wei-Hsien He (何尉賢): 2009-2013

  • MA thesis: On the Adverbial Function of -nya in Bahasa Melayu: A Cognitive Perspective (從認知觀點看馬來語-nya的副詞功能) (June, 2013)
  • research interests: 找同源詞、從詞源看文化、描述語言的語法、了解語言的分類、親屬關係以及各別歷史
  • Lu, Chiarung and Wei-hsien He. (2012). ‘Three little pigs defeat the wolf’:metaphor and the blending chain in Taiwanese political discourse, paper presented in the 9th conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM 9). (July 4-7, 2012. at Lancaster University, UK)
  • Lu, Chiarung and Wei-hsien He. (2012). The ‘unmarkedness’ in proverbs: a typological perspective, Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association. [NSC99-2410-H-002-218-MY2]
  • He, Wei-Hsien. (2011) Two copulas in Bahasa Malaysia: ialah and adalah, paper presented in the 15th International Symposium on Malay/Indonesian Linguistics (ISMIL15), Malang, East Java, Indonesia. (Jun. 24-26, 2011)

Yueh-Tung Lin (林玥彤): 2009-2013

  • MA thesis: Temproal Distance Distinction in Two Pairs of Mandarin Chinese Near-Synonyms Zhiqian/Yiqian and Zhihou/Yihou (中文近義詞「之前/以前」及「之後/以後」之時間距離差異研究) (July, 2013)
  • research interests: how people conceptualize time
  • Lin, Yueh-Tung. (2012). Figurative uses of Mandarin Chinese ‘stomach’ and ‘bosom’ in the measure word construction. Paper presented in the 5th Austrian Students’ Conference of Linguistics (ÖSKL). at the University of Vienna, Austria. (Nov. 16-18, 2012)
  • Lin, Yueh-Tung. (2012) Mandarin Chinese near-synonyms zhihou and yihou: A study on the construal of temporal distance, paper presented in the conference on Meaning, Context and Cognition (MCC 2012), University of Lodz Conference Centre, Łódź, ul. Kopcińskiego. (Mar. 22-24, 2012)
  • 2011/12-2012/06 Erasmus Mundus “Multilingualism and Multiculturalism” exchange student at Università di Pisa, Italy

Chun-Chieh Wang (王駿杰): 2012-2013

  • MA thesis: Discourse-Pragmatic Functions of Jieguo in Mandarin Chinese (漢語「結果」的言談語用功能) (June, 2013)
  • research interests: Discourse and Grammar, Functional/Interactional Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Pragmatics, Construction Grammar, Lexicalization/ Grammaticalization
  • Wang, Chun-Chieh. (2013). Cognitive Salience, Sequentiality, and Semantic Change: Discourse Functions of Jieguo in Taiwan Mandarin Conversations, paper presented in the 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-12), University of Alberta, Canada, June 23-28, 2013.
  • Wang, Chun-Chieh. (2012). Relation of Language to Cognition: Evaluative Construction in Taiwan Mandarin. Paper presented in the 13th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association (JCLA-13). September 8-9. Daito Bunka University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Wang, Chun-Chieh. (2012). Language Use, Semantic Change, and the Expansion of Constructional Frame: Hyperbolic Constructions and their Emergence in Mandarin Chinese. Paper presented in the Seventh International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG-7). August 10-12. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Wang, Chun-Chieh. (2012). Invited Inferences, Metonymization, and Subjectification: The Lexicalization of zuihao(shi) ‘最好(是)’ in Taiwan Mandarin. Paper presented in the Second International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse. June 9-11. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Wang, Chun-Chieh. (2011). Discourse-Pragmatic Functions of erqie ‘而且’ in spoken Taiwan Mandarin. Paper presented in the 12th National Conference on Linguistics (NCL-12). September 23-24. National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaoshiung, Taiwan.

Chiung-Hao Chen (陳炯皓): 2012-2013

  • MA thesis: Emotion Verbs and Related Constructions in Taiwan  Southen Min: A Cognitive Perspective (台灣閩南語情緒動詞及其構式: 從認知觀點看分析) (June, 2013)
  • research interests: emotion and language
  • Chen, Chiung-Hao. (2012). Constructions of Emotion in Taiwan Southern Min. Paper presented in the 13th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association (JCLA-13). September 8-9. Daito Bunka University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2011/09-2012/02 Erasmus Mundus “Multilingualism and Multiculturalism” exchange student at Aix Marseille Université, France

Chia-Ying Chen (陳佳音): 2010-2014

  • MA thesis: Expressing Manner and Path in Motion Events in Spanish by Mandarin Chinese Speakers  (西班牙文動態事件樣貌與路徑表達方式之研究:以中文母語者為例) (January, 2014)
  • research interests: L2 or L3 language acquisition, Spanish learning issues, motion event and verb
  • Chen, Chia-ying. (2012). Describing motion events in Spanish. The acquisition of boundary-crossing constraint in Spanish by Mandarin Chinese speakers in Taiwan. Paper presented in the 5th Austrian Students’ Conference of Linguistics (ÖSKL). at the University of Vienna, Austria. (Nov. 16-18, 2012)
  • 2012/09-2013/02 Erasmus Mundus “Multilingualism and Multiculturalism” exchange student at Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

Ching-Wei Hsu (許靖瑋): 2012-2016

  • MA thesis:中文語前助詞的語用功能: 以Eh2和Oh為例 = Pragmatic functions of mandarin Chinese utterance-initial particles : a case study of Eh2 and Oh in social interactions (June, 2016)
  • research interests: 詞彙語意學、語言認知與社會議題、語言類型學
  • Hsu, Ching wei. (2014). Gendered Identity in Monologues:Discourse Analysis to Reported Speech Act in Mandarin Story-retelling Narratives. Paper presented in the conference of Association suédoise de linguistique appliquée (ASLA 2014), at Södertörn University, Sweden. (May. 8-9, 2014)
  • Hsu, Ching wei. (2013). Lexicalization or Grammaticalization? – Analysis to “Graphic Constructions” Adopted in Plurk Microblog. Paper presented in the Topics in Applied Linguistics 2013: Social, Cultural and Affective Influences on Language Processes (TAL 2013), at Opole University, Poland. (Oct. 7-9, 2013)
  • Hsu, Ching wei. (2013). Referential Problems or Pragmatic Functions? “Perspective Taking” in Language Learning and Teaching. Paper presented in the 3rd Language Arts and Linguistics Conference (LAL3), at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. (Sep. 29-30, 2013)

Po-Wei Li (李柏緯): 2013-2016

  • MA thesis: 性向、偏好、與身分認同論述 : 以台灣交友網站的異性戀常規性為例= Articulating sexuality, desire, and identity : a case study of heteronormativity in Taiwanese dating websites (June, 2016)
  • research interests: 隱喻、中日韓語言學、語言認知與社會議題
  • Li, Po-Wei. (2014). Culture behind Colors: The semantic network of YELLOW in Mandarin and Japanese, Paper presented in the 15th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Cognitive Linguistics Association (JCLA-15),  at Keio University, Tokyo. (Sep. 20-21, 2014)