Publications

THESIS & DISSERTATION

1985   Fuzhou Phonology:  A Non-Linear Analysis of Tone and Stress. (vii + 550 pp.). Ph.D. dissertation (Department of Linguistics), University of Washington. (Advisor: Ellen Kaisse) Available from University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1980   Zhong-shan Phonology: A Synchronic and Diachronic Analysis of a Yue (Cantonese) Dialect. (xiii + 659 pp.) M.A. thesis (Department of Linguistics), University of British Columbia. (Advisor: Edwin G. Pulleyblank) Available from Micromedia Ltd., Hull, Quebec, Canada.

EDITED VOLUMES

2019   Buckeye East Asian Linguistics. Volume 4. Edited by Hannah Dahlberg-Dodd, Mineharu Nakayama, Marjorie K.M. Chan, and Zhiguo Xie. Columbus, OH: Knowledge Bank, OSU Libraries.

2016   Buckeye East Asian Linguistics. Volume 2. Edited by Mineharu Nakayama, Etsuyo Yuasa, Marjorie Chan and Zhiguo Xie. Columbus, OH: Knowledge Bank, OSU Libraries.

2008   Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, Volume 43.2. (Guest editor of a special issue on second language acquisition; iii + 156 pages)

2008   Proceedings of the Twentieth North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-20). (co-edited with Hana Kang). Two volumes. Full-text PDF files at the NACCL-20 website: <http://naccl.osu.edu>. Columbus, OH: East Asian Studies Center, The Ohio State University. The Proceedings volumes are dedicated to Professor Edwin G. Pulleyblank (Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia), in honor of his 85th birthday (celebrated on 7 August 2007). (xxi +  1075 pages)

2003   Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, Volume 38.2. (Guest editor of a special issue on Chinese computing; 148 pages)

1989    T’ang Studies. Number 7, guest-edited with Jennifer Jay. (Festschrift issue for Professor Edwin G. Pulleyblank)

1989    Proceedings of the Third Ohio State University Conference on Chinese Linguistics, with Thomas Ernst.  Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Linguistics Club.

1984   Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics. Seattle: University of Washington, 5 volumes.

1984   University of Washington Working Papers in Linguistics, Number 8.

1982   University of Washington Working Papers in Linguistics:  Papers from the 1981 Annual Meeting of the Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL), Number 7.

1981   University of Washington Working Papers in Linguistics, with Karen Zagona, Number 6.

EDITED NEWSLETTERS

1997-1999   DEALL Newsletter. Issue No. 1 (Spring 1998) and No. 2 (Spring 1999)

2000   International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL) Newsletter.  (co-edited with Hongming Zhang and Min Zhang)

1999   International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL) Newsletter.  (co-edited with Chaofen Sun)

ARTICLES

forthcoming   “My Unfair Lady: Gender, sajiao and humour in a Hong Kong TV series.” Humour in Asian Cultures: Tradition and Context, edited by Jessica Milner Davis. Singapore: Routledge. 

forthcoming   “Vernacular Written Cantonese in the twentieth century: The role of Cantonese opera in its growth and spread.” Studies in Colloquial Chinese, edited by Richard VanNess Simmons. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong Press.

forthcoming   “Linguistic constraint, social meaning, and multi-modal stylistic construction: Case studies from Mandarin pop songs.” (with first author, Yuhan Lin). Language in Society.

forthcoming   “The 2019-2020 Hong Kong Protests: Dualling messages of the authorities and the protesters.” (with first author, Skylor E. Gomes). DEALL 50th Anniversary Celebration Volume: Current Issues in East Asian Languages and Literatures (= BEAL 5), edited by Mineharu Nakayama et al. Columbus: OSU Knowledge Bank.

2020   “Do explicit instruction and high variability phonetic training improve nonnative speakers’ Mandarin tone productions?” (with first author, Seth Wiener, and third author, Kiwako Ito) The Modern Language Journal 104.1:152-168. DOI:10.1111/modl.12619.

2019   “Chinese language and gender research.” (with second author, Yuhan Lin). In: Churen Huang, Zhuo Jing-Schmidt, and Barbara Meisterernst (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Chinese Applied Linguistics. New York, NY: Routledge. Pages 165-181.

2015    “Cantonese hip-hop songs and their linguistic devices for identity formation.” (with first author, Tsz-Him Tsui) In: Hong-yin Tao et al. (editors), Proceedings of the 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-27). Pages 166-176.

2014   “In Memoriam: Edwin G. Pulleyblank 蒲立本 (1922-2013).”  Journal of Chinese Linguistics 42.1:252-266.

2013   “‘Love you to the bone’ and other songs: Humour and rusheng 入聲 rhymes in early Cantopop.” (with second author, Jocelyn Chey) In: Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times. Volume Two. Edited by Jessica Milner Davis and Jocelyn Chey. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. Pages 103-130.

2010   “Liu Yi and the Dragon Princess: Cantonese opera adaptations of a Yuan Dynasty drama.” Perspectives on Chinese Language and Culture. Edited by Ik-sang Eom, Shi-Chang Hsin, and Yea-Fen Chen. Taipei: Crane Publisher. Pages 55-84.

2010   “The perception of Mandarin Chinese tones and intonation by American learners.” (with first author, Chunsheng Yang) Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 45.1: 7-36.

2009   “Modality effects revisited: Iconicity in Chinese Sign Language (CSL).” (with second author, Wang Xu). A Comparative Study of East Asian Sign Languages. [Article title in Chinese: 語言表達方式效應之再探: 中國手語的相似性] Taiwan Sign Language and Beyond [Monograph title in Chinese: 臺灣手語研究], edited by James H-Y. Tai (戴浩一) and Jane Tsay (蔡素娟). [= 臺灣人文研究叢書 (十).] Chia-Yi, Taiwan: The Taiwan Institute for the Humanities, National Chung Chung University. Pages 49-81. [This is an extended version of Chan and Xu (2008).]

2008   “Modality effects revisited: Iconicity in Chinese Sign Language.” (with second author, Wang Xu). Proceedings of the 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-20). 25-27 April 2008. Edited by Marjorie K.M. Chan and Hana Kang. Two volumes. Columbus, OH: East Asian Studies Center, The Ohio State University. Volume 1. Pages 343-360.

2008   “History of NACCL: The first two decades.” Proceedings of the 20th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-20). 25-27 April 2008. Edited by Marjorie K.M. Chan and Hana Kang. Two volumes. Columbus, OH: East Asian Studies Center, The Ohio State University. Volume 1. Pages xiii-xviii.

2006  The Judge Goes to Pieces (審死官): A linguistic study of humor in a Cantonese opera.”Proceedings of the Eighteenth North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-18), edited by Janet Xing. 2006. Los Angeles: GSIL Publications, University of Southern California. Pages 54-71. [In print in 2007]

2005   “Cantonese opera and the growth and spread of Vernacular Written Cantonese in the twentieth century.” Proceedings of the Seventeenth North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-17), edited by Qian Gao. 2005. Los Angeles: GSIL Publications, University of Southern California. Pages 1-18. [In print in 2006]

2005   “An Autosegmental-Metrical analysis and prosodic annotation conventions for Cantonese” (with first author, Peggy W.Y. Wong, and Mary E. Beckman). In: Sun-Ah Jun, ed., Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Pages 271-300.

2005   “Towards a Pan-Mandarin system for prosodic transcription” (with first author, Shu-hui Peng, and Chiu-yu Tseng, Tsan Huang, Ok Joo Lee, and Mary E. Beckman). In: Sun-Ah Jun, ed., Prosodic Typology: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Pages 230-270.

2003   “The digital age and speech technology for Chinese Language teaching and learning.” Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 38.2: 49-86.

2002   “Concordancers and concordances: Tools for Chinese language teaching and research.” Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 37.2: 1-57.

2002   “Gender-related use of sentence-final particles in Cantonese.” Gender Across Languages. Edited by Marlis Hellinger and Hadumod Bussmann. Volume 2. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Co. Pages 57-72.

2000   “Sentence-final particles in Cantonese: A gender-linked survey and study.” Eleventh North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL 11) (18-20 June 1999, Harvard University). Compiled by Baozhang He and Wenze Hu. Cambridge: East Asian Language Programs, Harvard University. Pages 87-101.

1998   “Sentence-final particles je and jek in Cantonese and their distribution across gender and sentence types.” Proceedings of the Fifth Berkeley Women and Language Conference. April 24-26, 1998, Berkeley, California. Edited by Wertheim, Suzanne, Ashlee Bailey, and Monica Corston-Oliver. 1998. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Women and Language Group. Pages 117-128.

1998   “Some reflections on the periodization of the Chinese language.” (with James Tai). Studies on Chinese Historical Syntax and Morphology: Linguistic Essays in Honor of Mei Tsu-lin. [Collection des Cahiers de Linguistique d’Asie Orientale.] Edited by Alain Peyraube and Chaofen Sun. Paris: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Pages 223-239.

1998   “Gender differences in the Chinese language: A preliminary report.” Proceedings of the Ninth North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. Two volumes, edited by Hua Lin. Los Angeles: GSIL, University of Southern California. Volume 2, pages 35-52.

1997   “Some thoughts on the typology of sound symbolism and the Chinese language.” Proceedings of the 8th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics  (NACCL-8). Edited by Chin-chuan Cheng, Jerome Packard, James Yoon, and Yu-ling You. Volume II. Los Angeles, CA: GSIL Publications, University of Southern California. Pages 1-15.

1996   “Gender-marked speech in Cantonese: the case of sentence-final particles je and jek.Studies in the Linguistic Sciences 26.1/2 (Spring/Fall 1996):1-38.

1996   “Sound symbolism and the Chinese language.”  In: Proceedings of the 7th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL) and the 4th International Conference on Chinese Linguistics (ICCL). Edited by Tsai Fa Cheng, Yafei Li, and Hongming Zhang.  Volume II. Los Angeles, CA: GSIL Publications, University of Southern California. Pp.17-34.

1996   “Fuzhou glottal stop:  floating segment or correlation of close contact?” Chinese Phonology.  Edited by Jialing Wang and Norval S.H. Smith.  Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Pp. 275-289.

1995   “From nouns to verbs: verbalization in Chinese dialects and East Asian languages.”  (with second author, James H-Y. Tai)  In: Sixth North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. NACCL-6.  Volume II. Edited by Jose Camacho and Lina Choueiri. Los Angeles: Graduate Students in Linguistics (GSIL), University of Southern California.  Pp. 49-74.

1995   “An autosegmental analysis of Danyang tone sandhi: Some historical and theoretical issues.” In: Studies in Wu Dialects. [New Asia Academic Bulletin, Volume XI.] Edited by Eric Zee 1995. Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong. Pp. 145-184.

1994   “Post‑stopped nasals and lateral flaps in the Zhongshan (Yue) dialect: A study of a mid‑eighteenth century Sino‑Portuguese glossary.”  In: Chinese Languages and Linguistics.  Volume II.  Historical Linguistics.  [Symposium Series of the Institute of History and Philology,  Academia Sinica, Number 2.]  Edited by Paul Jen‑kuei Li, Chu-Ren Huang, and Chih-chen Tang.  1994.  Pp. 203-250.  Taipei: Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica. (Revised and expanded version of 1991 paper.)

1991   “Contour-tone spreading and tone sandhi in Danyang.”  Phonology 8.2:237-259.

1991   “Post-stopped nasals and lateral flaps in the Zhongshan (Yue) dialect: A study of a mid-eighteenth century Sino-Portugese glossary.”  Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics, Paul Jen-Kuei Li; Chu-Ren Huang; and Ying-Chin Lin, eds.,  Taipei: Institute of History and Philogy, Academia Sinica, pp. 84-103.

1990   “Prelinked and floating glottal stops in Fuzhou Chinese.”  Canadian Journal of Linguistics 35.4:331-349.

1989   “On the status of  ‘basic’ tones.”  Acta Linguistica Hafniensia 21.2:5-34.  (A revision of the 1986 paper.)

1989   “Wuxi tone sandhi: from last to first syllable dominance.” (with second author, Hongmo Ren).  Acta Linguistica Hafniensia 21.2:35-64.  (A revision of the 1986 paper.)

1988   “A study of the one thousand most frequently used characters.” (with second author, Baozhang He).  Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 23.3:49-68.

1987   “Post-stopped nasals in Chinese: an areal study.”  UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics 68:73-119.

1987    “Post-stopped nasals: an acoustic investigation.” (with second author, Hongmo Ren).  UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics 68:120-131.

1987   “Tone and melody interaction in Cantonese and Mandarin songs.”  UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics 68:132-169.

1987    “Tone and melody in Cantonese.” Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, pp. 26-37.

1986   “On the status of  ‘basic’ tones.”  UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics 63:71-94.

1986   “Wuxi tone sandhi:  from last to first syllable dominance.” (with second author, Hongmo Ren).  UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics 63:48-70.

1985   “On the final glottal stop in Fuzhou.”  Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the Pacific Linguistics Conference.  Edited by Scott Delancey and Russell S. Tomlin.  Eugene: Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon, pp. 54-68.

1984   “The Chinese in North America: a preliminary ethnolinguistic study.”  The Annals of the Chinese Historical Society of the Pacific Northwest, Number 2.  Edited by Paul Buell and Douglas W. Lee. Bellingham: Center for East Asian Studies, University of Western Washington, pp. 232-254.

1984   “Stress and vowel quality changes in the Fuzhou dialect.”  U.W. Working Papers in Linguistics 8:19-38.

1984   “Initial consonant clusters in Old Chinese: evidence from sesqui-syllabic words in the Yue dialects.”  Fangyan 方言 4:300-313.

1983   “Lexical diffusion and two Chinese case studies re-analyzed.” Acta Orientalia 44:117-152. (A revised and much expanded version of the 1982 paper.)

1982   “Lexical diffusion and two Chinese case studies re-analyzed.”  U.W. Working Papers in Linguistics 7:1-7.

1982   “A response to Boltz’ notes on Cantonese dentilabialization.”  Journal of the American Oriental Society 102.1:107-109.

1981   “Chinatown Chinese: a linguistic and historical re-evaluation.” (with second author, Douglas Lee.)  Amerasia 8.1:111-131.

1980   “Temporal reference in Mandarin Chinese: an analytical-semantic approach to the study of the Morphemes le, zai, zhe, and ne.”  Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 15.3:33-79.

1975   “Problems and criticisms of the integrated day.” Viewpoint 10.2:19-26.