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Theoretical syntax, Historical comparative linguistics, Diachronic & comparative morphosyntax, Fieldwork, 

Austronesian syntax, Philippine-type languages, Formosan languages

manuscripts
  • Is Malayo-Polynesian a primary branch of Austronesian? A view from morphosyntax. Diachronica. Accepted. [link

  • When Philippine-type voice meets Indo-European-type voice: Insights from Puyuma. In revision. [link]

  • The evolution of syntax in Western Austronesian. Routledge Hanndbook of Asian Linguistics. With Brad McDonnell

  • The Austronesian homeland and primary diaspora: The linguistics evidence revisited.

       To appear in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Archaeology of Prehistoric Maritime Pingtan and the Pacific.

2021

  • Is Malayo-Polynesian a primary branch of Austronesian? A view from morphosyntax. The 15th International Conference on           Austronesian Linguistics (ICAL 15). Plenary talk. With Jonathan Kuo, Kristina Gallego, and Isaac Stead. [slides] [video]

  • What agrees, why and how: A view from Austronesian. Move & Agree Forum: Workshop on the Formal Typology of A'-agreement.          Invited talk. [handout]

  • The design of Philippine-type syntax, with special reference to Formosan. AFLA 28. Invited talk. [handout] [video]

  • The Austronesian homeland and primary diaspora: The linguistics evidence revisited.

        International Symposium on Archaeology of Prehistoric Maritime Pingtan and the Pacific. Invited talk. [handout]

  • Tracing the origin of Malayo-Polynesian: A view from morphosyntax. SEALS 2021. With Jonathan Kuo, Kristina Gallego, and Isaac Stead. [video]

  • When Philippine-type voice meets Indo-European-type voice: Insights from Puyuma. Fieldwork Lab. McGill University. [handout]

2020

2019

2018

2017

  • A reexamination of the Philippine-type voice system and its implications for Austronesian primary-level subgrouping. [link]

       PhD Dissertation, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.

       With Robert Blust (1st author). Language and Linguistics 18(4).

       Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 23).

       Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics.

       With Shin FukudaProceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 23). Canberra:                     Asia-Pacific Linguistics.

2016

        Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society (BLS 42) 

        With Shin FukudaProceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS 46)

       With Shin FukudaProceedings of the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 33).

  • Three ways to steal an element from a CP: evidence from Formosan.

       With Shin FukudaProceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA 22)

  • Cross linguistic priming of the passive in Mandarin and English.

        With Claire Stable (1st author), Liu Nian, and Kamil Deen. Proceedings of the 13th Meeting of the Generative Approaches to Second

        Language Acquisition (GASLA 13).  

2015         

       Working Papers in Linguistics: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Vol. 46(2).