Conference Presentations


CONFERENCE AND OTHER PRESENTATIONS

 

  1. “Dialect-writing through phonetic loans, semantic loans, tranßcripting and other strategies.” Invited speaker, Chinese Dialects Festival (2021), to be held virtually by the Association for the Advancement of Sinology (AAS), Moscow, Russia, on 9-16 August 2021. (Presentation to be delivered virtually on 16 August 2021, Moscow time.)
  2. “‘我手寫我口’: Making use of xùndú (訓讀) and other strategies to render local Chinese dialects” and “Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s 1924 Cantonese audiorecording: The interplay of first and second dialect speech production.” Invited speaker, delivered virtually at the Southern Chinese Dialectology Forum Series, No. 83 & 84, Chinese Dialects Research Center, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, on 4 & 5 July 2021.
  3. “The ‘zero initial’ in Chinese: A non-trivial issue in D2 and L2 acquisition.” The 33rd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-33), held virtually, hosted by University of Chicago on 24-25 June 2021.
  4. “The language of protest: Signage from the 2019-2020 Hong Kong Protests.” Invited speaker, Ohio University Lecture delivered virtually on 18 February 2021.
  5. Xùndú (訓讀) and other strategies for rendering local Chinese dialects.” Invited keynote speaker (one of three). The 2020 Annual Forum (ARF2020). Organized by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) to celebrate its 35th anniversary. Virtual participation at this hybrid conference held online and in Hong Kong on 11-12 December 2020.
  6. “Teaching an introductory undergraduate Chinese linguistics course.” Invited presenter at a one-day OH-5/OSU Workshop held via Zoom meeting organized by Zhiguo Xie (hosting from OSU) and Fang Liu (Oberlin College), and held on 11 December 2020.
  7. “The language of protest: A small study of the signage used in the 2019-2020 Hong Kong Protests.” The 6th Asian Forum (Asian Forum 2020), held virtually on 23 October 2020, hosted by Western Michigan University.
  8. “Cantonese dialect-writing and Korean Guk Ja: Chinese characters and innovative orthographic creations.” Co-presented with Seojin Yang, me handling Cantonese dialect-writing and Seojin Korean-invented sinographs. The 69th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA 2020), held virtually on 16-18 October 2020.
  9. “Literacy in the modern era: Dialect-writing, tranßcripting, and other forms of translanguaging.” Invited keynote speaker (one of five). The 32nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-32), hosted by University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Originally scheduled for 24-26 April 2020, NACCL-32 was postponed and held virtually on 18-20 September 2020.
  10. “Zhongshan (中山) dialect and the zero initial.” Chinese Dialects Festival, held virtually on 10-17 August 2020, and hosted by the Association of Sinology in Russia, Moscow, Russia. Yue Dialects: Saturday, 15 August 2020.
  11. “Lexical choices in Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s 1924 Cantonese audiorecording” (with first author, Tsz-Him Tsui). The 5th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-5). 19 April 2020, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  12. “Teaching Chinese opera in the North American Setting” (with second author, Jennifer W. Jay). CANCELLED. The 2020 CHINOPERL Annual Conference, 19 March 2020, Boston, MA. [The CHINese Oral and PERforming Literature (CHINOPERL) conferences are held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). Note: As the 2020 AAS meeting, to be held on 19-22 March 2020 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 CHINOPERL conference was also cancelled.]
  13. “Tang Disheng (唐滌生) and the legacy of his opera, Legend of the Purple Hairpin (紫釵記).” (with second author, Kwan-hin Cheung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in absentia). The 2019 CHINOPERL Annual Conference, 21 March 2019, Denver, CO. [The CHINese Oral and PERforming Literature (CHINOPERL) conferences are held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). The 2019 AAS meeting was held on 21-24 March 2019 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO.]
  14. “Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s 1924 Cantonese Audiorecording: The Interplay of First and Second Dialect Acquisition.” OSU-Tsukuba Joint Linguistics Workshop. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. 12-13 February 2019.
  15. “Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s 1924 Cantonese Speech: A small case study of Second Dialect Acquisition.” Asian Forum 2018. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. 28 September 2018.
  16. “William Shakespeare’s Hamlet: A Beijing Opera Adaptation of Characters and Role Types.” 2018 International Forum on Chinese Language and Culture. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 7-9 May 2018.
  17. “East Meets West: Language and humour in Post-WWII Hong Kong.” The Fourth Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-4). University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. 23-24 June 2018.
  18. “Vernacular Written Cantonese and the early 18th century Hua Jian Ji 花箋記.” The Second Cantonese Worlds Workshop (CW2), University of British Columbia, 21-22 June 2018. Thursday. 21 June 2018. Forum #1. Cantonese in Writing.
  19. “Language and humor in Cantonese operas: A short sketch.” The 2018 CHINOPERL Annual Conference, 22 March 2018, Washington, DC. [The CHINese Oral and PERforming Literature (CHINOPERL) conferences are held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). The 2018 AAS meeting was held on 22-25 March 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.]
  20. “Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s 1924 Cantonese speech: A small corpus-based study of contact-induced language variation.” Invited keynote speaker (one of three). The 22nd International Conference on Yue Dialects. The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, on 8 and 9 December 2017.
  21. “Assessing the effects of high variability training and explicit phonetic instruction on non-native speech production: Evidence from tone learning.” (presented by first author, Seth Wiener (Carnegie Mellon U.), in collaboration with Shari Speer and Kiwa Ito). Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2017, held on 12-15 October 2017 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  22. “Sun Zhongshan’s (孫中山) Spoken Mandarin: Glimpses from his 1924 audiorecording.” The 29th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-29). Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. 16-18 June 2017.
  23. “A Tribute to Cantonese Opera Artist Luo Jiabao (羅家寶, 1930-2016). The 2017 CHINOPERL Annual Conference. 16 March 2017, Toronto, Canada. [The CHINese Oral and PERforming Literature (CHINOPERL) conferences are held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). The 2017 AAS meeting was held on 16-19 March 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.]
  24. “Placing a tradition synchronically: The construction of Jay Chou’s Chinese style.” (in absentia; presented by first author Yuhan Lin). The 91st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. 5-8 January 2017, Austin, TX.
  25. “Place-linked linguistic performance in Jay Chou’s ballads.” (in absentia; presented by first author, Yuhan Lin). The 24th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics. 18 July 2016, Beijing, China.
  26. “Language and variation in Performance Sun Zhongshan’s (孫中山) 1924 Cantonese speech.” Invited keynote speaker (one of two). The 28th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-28). 5-8 May 2016. Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
  27. “Changing places, changing Voices: Jay Chou’s singing style in his regular and Chinese-style ballads,” presented by Marjorie Chan (co-authored with Yuhan Lin, in absentia). The 2016 CHINOPERL Annual Conference. 31 March 2016. Seattle, WA. (Part of the annual meeting of the Association of Asian Studies.)
  28. “Sun Yat-sen’s 1924 speech: Historical background and brief linguistic analysis of the Cantonese audiorecording.” Co-authored with Jennifer W. Jay (History, U. of Alberta). The Third Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-3). 12-13 March 2016, Ohio State University.
  29. “A Beijing opera adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Shakespeare’s Day – 1616/2016. Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 19-20 February 2016, Ohio State University.
  30. “Teaching conversational Cantonese to Mandarin-speaking students in North America.” (with co-presenters, Yutian Tan, Tsz-Him Tsui and Litong Chen. 2015 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA), 20-22 November 2015, San Diego, CA. [Panel organized by Marjorie Chan, entitled, “Developing materials for Cantonese pedagogy in North America.”]
  31. “The early Cantonese love songs in Zhao Ziyong’s early-nineteenth-century Yue Ou from a linguistic and cultural perspective.” The 64th Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA), 16-18 October 2015, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
  32. “Cantonese hip-hop songs and their linguistic devices for identify formation.” (with first author, Tsz-Him Tsui). 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-27). 3-5 April 2015. UCLA, Los Angeles.
  33. “Tone, stress and other acoustic phenomena: In-class recording and analysis using ” Invited presentation as part of two special panels on “The Art of Teaching Chinese Linguistics to Undergraduates at North American Colleges.” 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-27). 3-5 April 2015. UCLA, Los Angeles.
  34. “Hong Kong Cantonese hip-hop songs and Cantopop in the 21st century: A linguistic study.” (with first author, Tsz-Him Tsui, in absentia). The 2015 CHINOPERL Annual Conference. 26 March 2015. Downtown Marriott, Philadelphia, PA. (Part of the annual meeting of the Association of Asian Studies.)
  35. “Legacy of Cantonese opera performer Hong Xiannü (紅線女).” The 2014 CHINOPERL Annual Conference. 27 March 2014. Downtown Marriott, Philadelphia, PA. (Part of the annual meeting of the Association of Asian Studies.)
  36. “Gender, Society and the Chinese Language.” Invited talk at Emory University, Atlanta, GA. 20 March 2014.
  37. “Orthographic variants in the Cantonese love ballad, Romance of the Fancy Notepaper (Huajian Ji 花箋記): 1713 to present-day editions.” An invited keynote speaker of the Second Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL 2). 7 March 2014. Organized by Alan Yu and held at his institution at the University of Chicago, IL.
  38. “Three centuries of orthographic changes in written Cantonese: Glimpses from 18th to 21st century sources.” Invited keynote speaker. The 25th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-25) (第25屆北美漢語語言學會議), 21-23 June 2013 at the University of Michigan, immediately before University of Michigan’s hosting of the 2013 Linguistic Society of America Institute (24 June – 19 July 2013).
  39. Chinese Opera Workshop. Invited presenter and organizer; invited by the Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA) to organize a Chinese opera workshop and to be the presenter. The workshop will be an integral part of the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Student Association (ITASA) 2013 Midwest Conference. The 2013 ITASA Conference, hosted by Ohio State University’s Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA), will be held on campus on 13 April 2013 at The Ohio Union.
  40. “Elements of Humor in the Film and Stage Performances of Di Nü Hua (帝女花), The Flower Princess, A Cantonese Opera by Tang Disheng (唐滌生).” The 2013 CHINOPERL Annual Conference. 21 March 2013. Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA.
    [The CHINese Oral and PERorming Literature (CHINOPERL) conferences are held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). The 2013 AAS meeting (21-24 March 2013) was held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA.]
  41. “Utterance-final jek 唧 in male and female speech in the Hong Kong Cantonese Adult Corpus (HKCAC).” The 24th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-23) (第二十四届北美漢語語言學會議), 8-10 June 2012. Co-organized by the University of California at Davis and the University of San Francisco; held on the campus of the University of San Francisco, San Francisco. (I also chaired the plenary session for the second keynote speaker, Professor Stephen Matthews (University of Hong Kong).)
  42. “Tech tools for Cantonese linguistic research: Using Praat for Cantonese ToBI (C_ToBI) annotation and Akustyk as add-on to Praat for language variation studies of Cantonese vowels.” [A shortened version was presented.] Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL), 16-17 March 2012, The Ohio State University.
  43. “Working with text corpora: Character encodings and digital standards.” 2012 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. 5-8 January 2012, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Portland, Oregon. Invited panelist. Panel: Tech Tools: Increasing Technology Training in the Curriculum of Graduate Students in Linguistics; panel (plus poster session) organized by Professor Laurel Smith Stvan (University of Texas at Arlington) and sponsored by the LSA Technology Advisory Committee (TAC).
  44. “Rhyming, timing and tempo: Some humour strategies in Cantonese operas and early Cantopop songs.” Invited keynote speaker. The 16th International Conference on Yue Dialects (第16屆國際粵方言研討會). 15-16 December 2011, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Organized by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the PolyU-PKU Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics.
  45. “Exploring early Cantonese grammar: Some interrogatives and interrogative constructions in the Huajian Ji (花箋記)” Invited presenter. Workshop on Early Cantonese Grammar. 14 December 2011, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Kowloon, Hong Kong. Organized by the Center for Chinese Linguistics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  46. “The Huajian Ji (花箋記) and early 18th century Cantonese.” The 23rd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-23), 17-19 June 2011, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
  47. “Audio-visual training in intonational production and CFL learners’ intonational development.” (in absentia; with first author, Chunsheng Yang) The organizer (and original chair) of the panel: Tone and Intonation: Acoustic Analyses and CFL Teaching Strategies. 2010 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA), 19-21 November 2010, Boston, MA.
  48. “The Huajian Ji (花箋記): Glimpses into early 18th century vernacular written Cantonese.” The 2010 Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, hosted by The Ohio State University’s East Asian Studies Center, 1-3 October 2010, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  49. “‘Love you to the bone’ and other songs: Humour and rusheng (入聲) rhymes in early Cantopop.” Invited panelist. Panel: Humour in Chinese Life and Letters: Politics, Language and Media; part of the two-volume project on Chinese humour, under the editorship of Jessica Milner Davis and Jocelyn Chey, for potential publication in the Hong Kong University Press. The 22nd International Society for Humor Studies Conference (第22届國際幽默研究學會大會), organized by The International Society For Humor Studies (ISHS). 24-27 June 2010, City University of Hong Kong, Kownloon, Hong Kong.
  50. “Rhyming across -p, -t, -k: ‘Love you to the bone’ and other Cantopop songs.” IACL-18 Academic Advisory Committee member and presenter. Invited speaker. Presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-18), in conjunction with the 22nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-22). 20-22 May 2010, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
  51. “Timing devices and humor in Fengge Enchou Weiliaoqing (鳳閣恩仇未了情).” The 2010 CHINOPERL Annual Conference. March 25, 2010. Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA.
    [The CHINese Oral and PERforming Literature (CHINOPERL) conferences are held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS).]
  52. “How do CFL learners perceive Mandarin tones and intonation?” [in absentia; first author, Chunsheng Yang, conference presenter] (Revised title: “Production and perception of Mandarin intonation by American learners.”) 2009 Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) Annual Meeting. 20-22 November 2009, San Diego, CA.
  53. “Rusheng rhymes and the pragmatics of prosody in Cantonese.” The 17th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-17). 2-4 July 2009. Centre de Recherches Linguistique sur l’Asie Orientale, Paris, France.
  54. “Rhyming, tempo, and humor in Cantonese operatic songs.” The 2009 CHINOPERL Annual Conference. 25 March 2009, Chicago, Illinois. [CHINOPERL is held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS).]
  55. “The Princess in Distress: A linguistic study of humour in a Hong Kong Cantonese opera.” Invited speaker. The 13th International Conference on Cantonese and Yue Dialects. 18-20 December 2008. City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  56. “Vernacular Cantonese vocabulary with upper register nasals and laterals: A diachronic study of lexical and orthographic changes.” Invited speaker. International Symposium on Dialects in South-East China: Diachronic Change and Language Contact. 15-17 December 2008. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  57. “Prosody of humor in Cantonese opera.” The 16th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-16). 30 May – 2 June 2008. Peking University, Beijing, China.
  58. “Modality effects revisited: Iconicity in Chinese Sign Language.” (co-presenter: Wang Xu, OSU alumna). The 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-20). 25-27 April 2008, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  59. “An undergraduate linguistics course for Chinese-language learners.” 2007 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association. 16-18 November 2007, San Antonio, Texas.
  60. “Early 19th century Cantonese as reflected in the Yue Ou 粵謳 (Cantonese Love Songs).” The 15th IACL & The 19th NACCL Joint Conference (2007). Joint conference of the 15th International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-15) and the 19th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-19). 25-27 May 2007, Columbia University, New York City, New York.
  61. “Early Cantonese Love Songs: Zhao Ziyong’s (招子庸) Yue Ou (粵謳).” CHINOPERL 2007 Annual Conference. 22 March 2007, Boston, MA. [The Chinese Oral and Performing Literature (CHINOPERL) conference is held in conjunction with the 2007 Annual Meetings of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). 22-25 March 2007, Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Massachussetts.]
  62. “Language attitudes toward Vernacular Written Cantonese in Guangzhou (Canton), China: National language policy and regional language maintenance.” (co-presenter: Jing Yan, Ohio State University). 2007 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, 4-7 January 2007, Anaheim, California.
  63. Liu Yi Chuan Shu (柳毅傳書 ‘Liu Yi Delivers a Letter’): A Cantonese opera, its language, script versions, and stage performances.” The 39th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL-39), 15-17 September 2006, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
  64. The Judge Goes to Pieces (審死官): Humor and utterance particles in a Cantonese opera.” Presented at the 18th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-18), 23-25 June 2006, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington.
  65. “Technology and the Chinese Language Program at Ohio State University.” Invited speaker. The Fourth International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching (TLCT4), 5-7 May 2006, University of Southern California.
  66. “On teaching traditional Chinese opera in Chinese culture courses.” Panel 218, Integrating Content and Skills: Curricula and Resources, sponsored by CLTA and chaired by Yen-hui Audrey Li (University of Southern California), Association for Asian Studies (AAS). 6-9 April 2006, San Francisco, California.
  67. “Teaching Chinese opera in an East Asian languages and literatures department.” 2005 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association. 18-20 November 2005, Baltimore, Maryland.
  68. “Cantonese opera and the growth and spread of Vernacular Written Cantonese in the twentieth century.” 17th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-17), 24-26 June 2005, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California.
  69. “Chinese computing and concordancing.” Humanities Technology Advisory Committee (HTAC) 2003 Spring Colloquium: Humanities Computing in the 21st Century. College of Humanities, The Ohio State University. Poster Session: Friday, 2 May 2003, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
  70. Liu Yi and the Dragon Princess: A Cantonese opera adaptation of a Yuan drama.” CHINOPERL 2005 Annual Conference. 31 March 2005, Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Illinois. [The 2005 CHINOPERL Annual Conference Program is dedicated to the memory of Professor James I. Crump, a specialist on Yuan dynasty drama. The Chinese Oral and Performing Literature (CHINOPERL) conferences are held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS).]
  71. “Concordancers, concordances, and Chinese language teaching.” 2001 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association. 15-18 November 2001. Washington, DC.
  72. “Gender, society, and the Chinese language.” Invited keynote speaker. Eleventh North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-11). Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 18-20 June 1999.
  73. “Cantonese.” Presented by Peggy Wong, Marjorie K.M. Chan, and Mary Beckman. Satellite Workshop on “Intonation: Models and ToBI Labeling,” held in conjunction with the Fourteenth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, San Francisco, CA. 1-7 August 1999.
  74. “A Pan-Mandarin ToBI.” Presented by Shu-hui Peng, Marjorie K.M. Chan, Chiu-yu Tseng, Ok Joo Lee, Tsan Huang, Fu-chiang Chou, and Mary Beckman. Satellite Workshop on “Intonation: Models and ToBI Labeling,” held in conjunction with the Fourteenth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, San Francisco, CA. 1-7 August 1999.
  75. “Intonation and sentence-final particles in Chinese: A preliminary investigation.” 32nd International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL XXXII). University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL. 28-31 October 1999.
  76. “Sentence-final particles in Cantonese: A gender-linked survey and study.” Eleventh North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-11). Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 18-20 June 1999.
  77. “Speech analysis software for aural-visual feedback in learning Cantonese tones.” 1998 Chinese Language Teachers Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. 20-22 November 1998.
  78. “Sentence particles je and jek in Cantonese and their distribution across gender and sentence types.” Fifth Annual Berkeley Women and Language Conference. Berkeley, California. 24-26 April 1998.
  79. “Maintaining a ‘ChinaLinks’ website for teaching and research: a faculty’s perspective.” March 26, 1998. Committee on Chinese Materials, Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL). Held in conjunction with the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. Washington, D.C. 26-29 March 1998.
  80. “Some issues and perspectives on gender differences in the Chinese language.” Invited speaker. Fifth Y.R Chao Center Symposium on Chinese Linguistics. U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, California. 21-22 March 1998.
  81. “Harnessing computer technology and the WWW for teaching advanced reading in Chinese.” 1997 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA). (With Shunde Jin, who was unable to attend.) Nashville, Tennessee. 20-23 November 20-23 1997.
  82. “Gender-marked speech and the Chinese Language: A preliminary report.” Invited speaker. Ninth North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-9). U. of Victoria, Victoria, Canada. 2-4 May 1997.
  83. “Gender-marked speech and sentence-final particles in Cantonese.” 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). Chicago, Illinois. 13-16 March 1997.
  84. “The World Wide Web and Chinese language teaching.” (with Shunde Jin) 1996 Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 22-24 November 1996.
  85. “Iconic motivation and sound symbolism in the Chinese language.” Invited speaker. Fifth International Conference on Chinese Languages (ICCL-5). Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. 27-29 June 1996.
  86. “Some thoughts on the typology of sound symbolism and the Chinese language.” Invited speaker. Eighth North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-8). Champaign-Urbana, University of Illinois. 17-19 May 1996.
  87. “Students’ tone production and audio-visual feedback.” Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association. Anaheim, California. 18-20 November 1995.
  88. “Sound symbolism and the Chinese language.” Fourth International Conference on Chinese Linguistics (ICCL-4) and the Seventh North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-7), held jointly. University of Wisconsin, Madison. 27-30 June 1995.
  89. “Sound symbolism and water sizes: A preliminary Fuzhou study.” Invited speaker. Second Symposium of the Chao Yuan Ren Center for Chinese Linguistics. Institute of East Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley, California. 18-19 March 1995.
  90. “From nouns to verbs: Verbalization in Chinese dialects and East Asian languages.” (with James Tai). Invited speaker. Sixth North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-6), University of Southern California, L.A. 13-15 May 1994.
  91. “Denominal verbalization: Category shift in modern Cantonese.” Fourth International Conference on Cantonese and Other Yue Dialects, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong. 17‑19 December 1993.
  92. “Language‑music interaction: comparison of Mandarin and Cantonese lyrics for ‘Yelaixiang’.” Fourth North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-4), U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  8‑10 May 1992.
  93. “Zhongshan Chinese and a mid‑eighteenth century Sino‑Portuguese glossary.” 1992 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  9‑12 January 1992.
  94. “Linguistic stress and melody interface in Cantonese songs.” Third North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-3).  Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.  3‑5 May 1991.
  95. “Singing in Mandarin Chinese: Language and music interface.” 1990‑1991 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Chicago, Illinois.  3‑6 January 1991.
  96. “Tone, stress and melody interaction in Mandarin songs.” 1990 Annual Meeting of the Chinse Language Teachers Association.  Nashville, Tennessee.  17‑19 November 1990.
  97. “The non‑correlation of post‑oralization and vowel height: Evidence from Chinese dialects and a search for explanations.” Invited speaker. Second Northeast Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NECCL-2).  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.  4‑6 May 1990.
  98. “Contour‑tone spreading and tone sandhi in Danyang.” First Northeast Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NECCL-1).  Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  5‑7 May 1989.
  99. “The status of lexical tones in singing.” Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association.  Boston, Massachusetts.  17‑19 November 1989.
  100. “Fuzhou glottal stop: floating segment or correlation of close contact?” 1989 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.  Washington, D.C.  27‑30 December 1989.
  101. “An autosegmental analysis of Danyang tone sandhi: some historical and theoretical issues.” Invited speaker.  International Conference on Wu Dialects. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.  12‑14 December 1988.
  102. “Acoustic analysis of the diphthongs in Shanghai, Cantonese and Mandarin.” Invited speaker.  (co-authored with Hongmo Ren, in absentia)  International Conference on Wu Dialects.  Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.  12‑14 December 1988.
  103. “Syntactic errors in second‑year Chinese students’ compositions.” (with James Tai.) Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers Association.  Monterey, CA.  18‑20 November 1988.
  104. “Post‑stopped nasals in Chinese: An areal study.” XXth International Conference on Sino‑Tibetan Languages and Linguistics.  of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.  21‑23 August 1987.
  105. “Post‑stopped nasals: An acoustic investigation.” (co-authored with Hongmo Ren, in absentia)  113th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America.  Indianapolis, Indiana.  11‑15 May 1987.
  106. “Tone and melody in Cantonese.” Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society.  C. Berkeley, Berkeley, California.  14‑16 February 1987.
  107. “Wuxi tone sandhi: From last to first syllable dominance.” (co-authored with Hongmo Ren, in absentia.)  XIXth International Conference on Sino‑Tibetan Languages and Linguistics.  Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  September 1986.
  108. “On the status of ‘basic’ tones.” Chinese Linguistics Workshop, UCLA, Los Angeles, California.  May 1986.
  109. “On the final glottal stop in Fuzhou.” First Annual Meeting of the Pacific Linguistics Conference.  University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.  October 1985.
  110. “Word‑formation in Mandarin: A preliminary sketch.” Western Conference on Linguistics.  University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.  October 1984.
  111. “The Chinese in North America: A preliminary sketch.” XVIIth International Conference on Sino‑Tibetan Languages and Linguistics.  of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.  September 1984.
  112. “Stress and vowel quality changes in the Fuzhou Chinese dialect.” Annual Meeting of the Cana­dian Linguistic Association.  of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.  30 May ‑ 2 June 1983.
  113. “Lexical diffusion: the Shuangfeng case revisited.” XVth International Conference on Sino‑Tibetan Languages and Linguistics.  Beijing University and the Linguistic Institute of the Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China.  August 1982.
  114. “Lexical diffusion and some Chinese case studies re-analyzed.” Western Conference on Linguistics.  University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.  October 1981.
  115. “Initial consonant clusters in Old Chinese: Some lexical evidence from the Zhong‑shan dialect.” XIIIth International Conference on Sino‑Tibetan Languages and Linguistics.  University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.  October 1980.
  116. “Temporal reference in Mandarin Chinese: An analytical-semantic approach to the study of the morphemes le, zai, zhe and ne.” XIth International Conference on Sino‑Tibetan Languages and Linguistics.  University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.  October 1978.
  117. “A semantic study of time and aspect in Mandarin Chinese.” Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Asian Studies.  University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada.  May 1978.

Omitted:  Some early presentations as an invited speaker at local or regional colloquia and workshops.