Brief CV

Education

1985-1989
Ph.D. in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics
The University of Texas at Austin

1983-1985
MA in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics
The University of Texas at Austin

1978-1982
BA in English and Literature
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
National Taiwan University

Professional Positions

Academic appointments

1999-present
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University

1994-1999
Associate Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University

1989-1994
Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Chinese
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University

1987-1989
Assistant Instructor of Chinese
Department of Oriental and African Languages and Literatures
The University of Texas at Austin

1987
Assistant Instructor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
The University of Texas at Austin

Administrative appointments

2013-2015
Coordinator for Linguistics and Asian Languages
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University

2006-2009
Associate Chair
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University

2000-2003
Associate Chair
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University

1999-2003
Director of Graduate Studies for Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University

1989-1997
Coordinator of the Chinese Program
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University

Editorial positions

2013-present
Co-editor (with Dingxu Shi & Chu-Ren Huang), Lingua Sinica, an Open Access international journal on Chinese linguistics. Springer.

2014-2019
Associate editor, Language and Linguistics, an international linguistics journal on the languages in the East Asian and Pacific regions. Sage Publications and Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica of Taiwan (2014-2016); John Benjamins Publishing and Institute of Linguistics, Academic Sinica of Taiwan. (2017-2019).

Other appointments and affiliations

1997-present
Faculty
Cognitive Science Program
Michigan State University

2005-present
Affiliated faculty
Ph.D. Program in Second Language Studies
Michigan State University

2017 (May 18 – June 2)
Visiting Scholar
Chinese University of Hong Kong

2015 (August 26-September 2)
Visiting Scholar
Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan

2005 (May-June)
Visiting Professor
City University of Hong Kong.

2004 (May-June)
Academia Visiting Scholar
Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan

2003 (summer)
Faculty
Linguistics Society of America Summer Linguistic Institute
Michigan State University.

1999 (May)
Institute Visiting Scholar
Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan

1997 (summer)
Faculty
Linguistic Society of America Summer Linguistic Institute
Cornell University

1996-2000
Faculty
Center for Language Education and Research
Michigan State University

Fellowships and Awards

  • CIC Academic Leadership Program Fellowship, Committee on Institutional Cooperation and Michigan State University,
 2001-02.
  • Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellowship, 1991-1992.
  • Second Place Award (with Professor Joseph Lee), “Chinese
 HyperCard for Teaching and Learning Spoken and Written
Chinese,” MSU Macintosh Hypermedia Contest, Academic
 Computing and Technology, Michigan State University,  1992.
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Asian Studies Center, Michigan 
State University, 1990.
  • Professional Development Awards, Graduate School, The
 University of Texas, 1989, 1988, 1986.

Grants

  • HARP (Humanities and Arts Research Program) Development
Grant, “Chinese Segmental Phonology,” Office of the Vice
President for Research and Graduate Studies, Michigan State
University, July 2010-June 2012.
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research, “Acquisition of Tone 3 Sandhi in Mandarin” (Cristina Schmitt PI; Chiung-Yao Wang and Yen-Hwei Lin Co-PIs), 2008-2010.
  • Research Enhancement Opportunity Funding, College of Arts
and Letters, Michigan State University,  Spring 2007.
  • Research Enhancement Grant for Visiting Professor, City 
University of Hong Kong,  May 6-June 5, 2005.
  • RGP (Intermural Research Grants Program) Grant, “Patterns of Chinese Affixal Phonology and their Theoretical Implications,” Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Michigan State University, 2003-2005.
  • IRGP (Intermural Research Grants Program) Grant, “Optimality Theory and Chinese Segmental Phonology,” Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Michigan State University, 1999-2000.
  • “Elementary Business Chinese” CD-ROM project, funded by
 Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at
 Michigan State University (US Department of Education, Title
VI), 1996-1999.
  • All University Research Grant (with Professors Grover Hudson
and David Lockwood), “Index of Phonological Processes ,”
College of Arts and Letters, Michigan State University, 1996-97.
  • All University Research Initiation Grant, “Patterns of Chinese
 Affixation,” Office of Vice President for Research and Graduate
 Studies, Michigan State University, 1994-95.
  • All University Research Grant (with Professor Grover Hudson),
 “Acoustic Phonetics in Phonological Analysis ,” College of Arts
and Letters, Michigan State University, 1990-1991.
  • Integrated Technologies-Curriculum Development Grants (with
Professor Joseph Lee), “Teaching Chinese Using Computer
Assisted Instruction,” Academic Computing and Technology,
Michigan State University, 1990-1991.

Professional Service

  • 中央研究院語言研究所學術諮詢委員, Member on the advisory board, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (2017-2019).
  • Member on the editorial boards: Journal of East Asian Linguistics (1996-present), Contemporary Linguistic Theory Series (2003-2015), Language and Linguistics (2004-2009, 2012-2014), and Korea Journal of Chinese Language and Literature (2010-2014).
  • Member on the Advisory Board, Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics (2010-2014).
  • Member on the Executive Board, International Association of Chinese Linguistics (2001-2003)
  • Reviewer for Phonology,  Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Lingua, Morphology, Linguistic Inquiry, Language and Linguistics, Language and Linguistics Compass, Cahiers de Linguistique–Asie Orientale, Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Applied Linguistics, The Blackwell Companion to Phonology, Current Issues in Chinese Linguistics, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Academic Press, Routledge, John Benjamins, National Science Foundation, and the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.