A. Current and Incoming Advisees in the Graduate Program in Chinese Linguistics in DEALL:

  1. Zhou, Wei William (Au 2019 – , Ph.D. Candidate, Sp 2023) – website
  2. Ueda, Paul (Au 2020 – , Ph.D. student) – website
  3. Law, Ka Fai Gary (Au 2021 – , Ph.D. student)
  4. Han, Yuyang (Au 2023 – , M.A. student)
  5. Eggens, Savanna (Sp 2024 – , EAS M.A. student, Au 2023 – )
  6. Li, Yan (Au 2024 -, M.A. student)
  7. DEALLers past & present at NACCL-36 (2024)Yao, Linjun (Au 2024 -, M.A. student)
  8. Wang, Qian (Ph.D. Candidate, Sp 2019)
    – Serving as a co-advisor beginning Au 2023

B. Past Advisees and their Completed Ph.D. Dissertations:

  1. SY Sp 2023Yang, Seojin. 2023. Language, gender, and identity: The case of sajiao communication style.
    (Note regarding the 2023 Spring Commencement on May 7 at Ohio Stadium: “The university estimates more than 50,000 people attended Sunday’s ceremony, and 12,493 degrees and certificates were handed out.” Note that OSU has three commencements annually, one after each semester, with spring commencement the largest and, hence, held at Ohio Stadium to accommodate the huge crowd.)
  2. Tan, Yutian. 2017. Classifying Siyi Cantonese using quantitative approaches.
  3. Chen, Litong. 2016. Dapeng dialect: An undocumented Cantonese-Hakka mixed language in Southern China.
  4. Wiener, Seth. 2015. The representation, organization and access of lexical tone by native and non-native Mandarin speakers.
  5. Commencement - March 2011Yang, Chunsheng (George). 2011. The acquisition of Mandarin prosody by American learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL).
  6. Kang, Hana. 2010. Computer-based writing and paper-based writing: A study of beginning-level and intermediate-level Chinese learners’ writing.
  7. Yan, Jing. 2008. Social variation of Vernacular Written Cantonese in Guangzhou (Canton City), China.Commencement - Aug. 2005 & 2008
  8. Lee, Ok Joo. 2005. The prosody of questions in Beijing Mandarin.
  9. Lin, Huey Hannah. 2005. Contextualizing linguistic politeness in Chinese — A socio-pragmatic approach with examples from persuasive sales talks in Taiwan Mandarin.
  10. NACCL-20 (2008) + RL-MC 2005Fung, Roxana Suk Yee. 2000. Final particles in Standard Cantonese: Semantic extension and pragmatic inference.
  11. Jin, Shunde. 1996. An acoustic study of sentence stress in Mandarin Chinese.
  12. Tang, Jian. 1996. Prototypes in Lesser Seal scripts (China, ca. 221 BC – AD 220).
  13. Liao, Rongrong. 1994. Pitch contour formation in Mandarin Chinese: A study of tone and intonation.

C. Current and Past Advisees and their Completed M.A. Theses:

  1. Norfleet, Caroline. 2024. Language and queer women’s identity in Taiwan.
  2. Ye, Xuan. 2023. Flowers of Shanghai: A dialectology perspective on the 1998 film.
    (Note regarding the 2023 Spring Commencement on May 7 at Ohio Stadium: “The university estimates more than 50,000 people attended Sunday’s ceremony, and 12,493 degrees and certificates were handed out.” Note that OSU has three commencements annually, one after each semester, with spring commencement the largest and, hence, held at Ohio Stadium to accommodate the huge crowd.)
  3. PC - Spring Commencement 2022Cockrum, Paul. 2022. Taiwanese Southern Min: Identity and written sociolinguistic variation.
  4. Gomes, Skylor E. 2020. Chinese government response to the 2019 Hong Kong Protests: A corpus-based lexical study. [M.A. Program in East Asian Studies, East Asian Studies Center]
  5. Shen, Jingdi. 2018. Regional lexical variation in Modern Written Chinese: Analysis and characterization using geo-tagged social media.
  6. GACL JT talk - Sept 2010Pan, Junquan. 2018. Constructing a gay persona: A sociophonetic case study of an LGBT talk show in Taiwan.
  7. Chen, Litong. 2012. Shaoguan Tuhua, a local vernacular of northern Guangdong Province, China: A new look from a quantitative and contact linguistic perspective.
  8. Ratté, Alexander Takenobu. 2011. Contact-induced phonological change in Taiwanese.
  9. EGP & group - 2006Riha, Helena. 2006. The morphology and semantics of Roman letter words in Mandarin Chinese.
  10. Xu, Wang. 2006. A comparison of Chinese and Taiwan Sign Languages: Towards a new model for sign language comparison.
  11. Gilliland, Joshua. 2006. Language attitudes and ideologies in Shanghai, China.
  12. Davis, Junko. 2004. A prosodic study of the ‘inverted sentence’ in Beijing Mandarin.
  13. Kang, Hana. 2004. Heritage language maintenance, acculturation, and identity: Chinese and Korean 1.5 generation immigrants in New Jersey.
  14. EGP & group - May 2003Yang, Yan. 2003. Ne in the novel Honglou Meng (Dream of the Red Chamber): Gender, social status and a sentence-final particle.
  15. Chan, Thomas A. 2001. Orthographic change: Yue (Cantonese) Chinese dialect characters in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
  16. Lee, Ok Joo. 2000. The pragmatics and intonation of ma-particle questions in Mandarin.
  17. Seung, Shauna. 1998. Towards accuracy in Chinese tonal production: Seven case studies.
  18. Shen, Haibing. 1997. Gender and conversational interaction in Mandarin Chinese: A corpus-based study of radio talk shows.
  19. Christensen, Matthew. 1990. The punctual aspect in Chinese: A study of the perfective and inchoative aspect markers in Mandarin and Cantonese.

D. Past Advisees who Completed the Non-Thesis Option, M.A. Degree:

  1. Commencement - June 2009 Zheng, Rongbin. (2009)
  2. He, Yi. (2008)
  3. Choi, Bumyong. (2004)
  4. Peng, Rui. (1999)
  5. Cao, Huiyi. (1992)

E. Past Advisees Who Decided to Pursued Other Paths:

  1. Zhang, Kaiyu. (Au 2023 – Sp 2024)
  2. Choi, Ho Jung. (Au 2005 – Sp 2006)
  3. Frerichs, Warren. (Au 1999 – Wi 2001)

F. Past Advisee – Honor’s Thesis in DEALL:

  1. Lin, Jennifer. 2006. Taiwanese: A study of the language, its loanwords, and significance. (Project co-advisor: Kirk A. Denton)

G. Co-Advisor Role in OSU Ph.D. Dissertations in Other Departments:

  1. Dong, Xinran. 2009. Requests in academic settings in English, Russian and Chinese. (Advisor: Daniel E. Collins, Slavic & East European L & L)
  2. Wong, Wai Yi Peggy. 2006. Syllable fusion in Hong Kong Cantonese spontaneous speech. (Advisor: Mary E. Beckman, Linguistics)

H. Committee Member on Ph.D.  Dissertations in DEALL:

  1. photo taken in front of Hagerty Hall on July 30, 2023Li, Yawei. 2023. Socializing in another culture: Collaborative improvisation in the evolving context in East Asian Languages and Cultures (Advisor: Galal Walker)
  2. Fife, Kirk D. 2017. U.S. military in communication with China: The role of Chinese language training programs in shaping future capabilities. (Advisor: Galal Walker)
  3. Yang, Jia. 2014. Toward a pedagogy of conventional expressions in Chinese culture. (Advisor: Galal Walker)
  4. Chen, Guangyan. 2011. Developing a culture-based rating criterion model for assessing oral performances in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. (Advisor Galal Walker)
  5. Zhang, Yongfang. 2009. Performance-based Chinese L2 reading instruction: A spiral approach. (Advisor: Galal Walker)
  6. Rouzer, John (Jack) Harvey. 1997. Ontological metaphor in Chinese syntax. (Advisor: James H.-Y. Tai)
  7. Wu, Sue-mei. 1997. The coverbs in Classical Chinese. (Advisors: Frank Feng-sheng Hsueh and Yan-shuan Lao)
  8. Wu, Xiaoqi. 1996. Zai, dao, and gei constructions — A study of Chinese word order. (Advisor: James H.-Y. Tai)
  9. Hu, Wenze. 1995. Functional perspectives and Chinese word order. (Advisor: James H.-Y. Tai)
  10. Wang, Lianqing. 1994. Origin and development of classifiers in Chinese. (Advisor: James H.-Y. Tai)
  11. Shi, Jianguo. 1994. Shuyang phonology. (Advisor: Frank Feng-sheng Hsueh)
  12. Christensen, Matthew. 1994. Variation in spoken and written narrative discourse. (Advisor: James H.-Y. Tai)
  13. He, Baozhang. 1992. Situation types and aspectual classes of verbs in Mandarin Chinese. (Advisor: James H.-Y. Tai)
  14. Liu, Cheng-hui. 1991. Nouns, nominalization and denominalization in Classical Chinese: A study based on Mencius and Zuozhuan. (Advisor: Frank Feng-sheng Hsueh)
  15. Sergent, Wallace K., Jr. 1990. A study of the oral reading strategies of advanced and highly advanced second language readers of Chinese. (Advisor: James H.-Y. Tai)
  16. Bourgerie, Dana Scott. 1990. A quantitative study of sociolinguistic variation in Cantonese. (Advisor: James H.-Y. Tai)
  17. McGinnis, Scott. 1990. A pragmatic analysis of Mandarin interrogatives: Data from modern Taiwan drama. (Advisor: James H.-Y. Tai)

I. Committee Member on M.A. Theses in DEALL:

  1. Ye, Jinwei. 2021. Cross-categorical intensification: The case of Cantonese –gwai2. (Advisor: Zhiguo Xie)
  2. Larson, Emily. 2020. Negotiating interpersonal relations in 21st century China: The practice of China’s post-90 generation and its implication to teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. (Advisor: Xiaobin Jian)
  3. Wang, Qian. 2015. Focus placement and interpretations of bare gradable adjectives in Mandarin Chinese. (Advisor: Zhiguo Xie)
  4. Odor, Erin. 2014. Selections from the Huajian ji 花箋記: A new verse translation. (Advisor: Patricia Sieber, Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary East Asian Studies)
  5. Su, Lulei. 2011. A pedagogical perspective on advanced L2 learners’ acquisition of Chinese conceptual metaphor. (Advisor: Galal Walker)
  6. Zhang, Yongfang. 2009. Performance-based Chinese L2 reading instruction: A spiral approach. (Advisor: Galal Walker)
  7. Bi, Zhiwei. 1996. Xuxiu Siku Quanshu Zongmu Tiyao: An analysis of the Sequel to the Annotated Bibliography of the Four Treasures. (Advisor: Yan-shuan Lao)
  8. Tutachikova, Olga. 1995. Acquisition of Mandarin Chinese pronunciation by foreign learners: The role of memory in learning and teaching. (Advisor: Galal Walker)
  9. Zhou, Lieting. 1994. On the occurrence conditions of localizers in Mandarin Chinese. (Advisor: James H.-Y. Tai)
  10. Butler, Craig. 1990. An examination of ‘dao Place (qu)’ and ‘qu Place’ in Mandarin Chinese. (Advisor: Robert Sanders)
  11. Liu, Cheng-hui. 1988. Analytical study of the Lingbao dialect. (Advisor: Frank Feng-sheng Hsueh)

J. Committee Member on Ph.D.  Dissertations in Other OSU Departments:

  1. Zhu, Yuhong. 2023. Tone, metrical structure and intonation in Suzhou Chinese: Data, theory, typological implications. (Advisor: Björn Köhnlein, Linguistics)
  2. Kuo, Guo. 2022. China’s film policy and film industry from 2010 to 2019: A study on their relationship from the perspectives of punctuated equilibrium, cultural entrepreneurship, and competitiveness. (Advisor: Shoshanah Goldberg-Miller, Arts Administration Education and Policy)
  3. Fan, Claire Yu. 2018. A study on audio-visual interaction: How visual temporal cues influence grouping of auditory events. (Advisor: Udo Will, School of Music)
  4. Lin, Yuhan. 2018. Stylistic variation and social perception in Second Dialect Acquisition. (Advisor: Kathryn Campbell-Kibler, Linguistics)
  5. Wang, Yun. 2017. The role of melodic contour in linguistic processing. (Advisor: Udo Will, School of Music)
  6. Yang, Jing. 2013. Acoustic properties of vowel production in Mandarin-English bilingual and corresponding monolingual children aged 3-7 years. (Advisor: Robert Fox, Speech and Hearing Sciences)
  7. Shih, Ya-ting. 2012. Taiwanese-Guoyu bilingual children and adults’ sibilant production patterns. (Advisor: Leslie C. Moore, Teaching and Learning, Education)
  8. Huang, Yao-feng. 2012. The effects of two methods on training EFL university students in Taiwan to identify three non-native phonemic contrasts. (Advisor: Leslie C. Moore, Teaching and Learning, Education)
  9. Sun, Yung Wei. 2012. A performance guide to Mandarin-Chinese diction and selected art songs. (Doctor of Musical Art (DMA degree). (Advisor: Robin Rice, School of Music)
  10. Hung, Tsun-Hui. 2011. One music? Two musics? How many musics? Cognitive ethnomusicological, behavioral, and fMRI study on vocal and instrumental rhythm processing. (Advisor: Udo Will, School of Music)
  11. Chang, Chiung-Yun. 2010. Dialect differences in the production and perception of Mandarin Chinese tones. (Advisor Robert Fox, Speech and Hearing Sciences)
  12. Riha, Helena. 2008. Lettered words and Roman letter characters in Chinese writing: A study of alphabetic writing in Chinese newswires. (Advisor: Mary E. Beckman, Linguistics)
  13. Xu, Lei. 2007. Phonological variation and word recognition in continuous speech. (Advisor: Shari Speer, Linguistics)
  14. Lu, Xiaofei. 2006. Hybrid models or Chinese unknown word resolution. (Advisor: Detmar Meurers, Linguistics)
  15. Huang, Tsan. 2004. Language-specificity in auditory perception of Chinese tones. (Advisor: Keith Johnson, Linguistics)
  16. Peng, Shu-hui. 1995. Phonetic implementation and perception of segmental coarticulation and tone sandhi. (Advisor: Mary E. Beckman, Linguistics) (On the committee, but unable to attend the (then, in-person only) oral defence due to family matters.)
  17. Ao, Benjamin Xiaoping. 1993. Phonetics and phonology of Nantong Chinese. (Advisor: David Odden, Linguistics)
  18. Lee, Gina. 1993. Comparative, diachronic and experimental perspectives on the interaction between tone and vowel in standard Cantonese. (Advisor: Brian Joseph, Linguistics)
  19. Zhang, Zheng-sheng. 1988. Tone and tone sandhi in Chinese. (Advisor: Arnold Zwicky, Linguistics)

K. Committee Member on Senior Honors Theses in Other OSU Departments:

  1. Yasu, Kuniko. 1999. A cross-language study of classifying stops in Japanese and Chinese: The difference and its significance for second language acquisition. (Project advisor: Michael Broe, Linguistics)
  2. Liaw, Lily. 1997. An acoustic analysis of Shanghainese phones: an exploration of the three-way voicing contrast. (Project advisor: Keith Johnson, Linguistics)

L. External Examiner on Ph.D.  Dissertations at Other Institutions:

  1. Zhang, Ling. 2013. Intonation effects on Cantonese lexical tones in speaking and singing. . (Advisor: Kwan Hin Cheung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
  2. Wang, Jing. 2004. Rhythmic grouping, tone sandhi and stress in Beijing Mandarin. (Advisor: Robert Mannell, Macquarie University, Australia) (I served as External Supervisor.)
  3. Davison, Deborah. 1989. Tone sandhi and accent in the lexical phonology of Mandarin Chinese dialects. (University of California, Berkeley) (Unofficial external committee member as a result of incomplete processing of paperwork.)

M. External Examiner on M. Phil Theses in Hong Kong:

  1. Lau, Chaak Ming. 2008. Loanword truncation and optimal word length: Evidence from Cantonese. (Advisor: Kang-Kwong Luke, The University of Hong Kong)
  2. Yeung, Lau Luk Margery. 1999. On noun-verb overlapping in Cantonese. (Advisor: Kang-Kwong Luke, The University of Hong Kong)

N. External Examiner on Senior Honor’s Theses at Other Institutions in the US:

  1. Bu, Tianrang (Quain). 2018. “Regularities” and “Irregularities” in Chinese historical phonology. (Advisor: Jason Haugen, Department of Anthropology, Oberlin College)
  2. Politzer-Ahles, Stephen. 2008. The puzzle of Mandarin 了: An integrated approach. (Advisor: Jianhua Bai, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Kenyon College)

Graduate students past and present at OSU with research interest in Chinese Linguistics:

Chinese Linguistics Theses and Dissertations at OSU (1965 – )

 Funds for donations that support our activities at OSU:

  • James H-Y. Tai Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Fund (Fund Number: 647101):
    – This endowment fund was made possible by a generous donation from former DEALL faculty member, Professor James Tai (戴浩一教授). The fund supports East Asian linguistics events and other activities at OSU, such as out hosting of the biennially-held Buckeye East Asian Linguistics Forum (BEAL Forum).
  • Cantonese Gamluhk (“Golden Buck”) Fund (Fund Number: 316950):
    – This fund was initiated by Professor James Tai with additional donations since. Its highest priority is to support the teaching of conversational Cantonese at OSU — Chinese 4301. Conversational Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers I, and its sequel, Chinese 4302 (not yet offered) — were created by Professor Marjorie Chan who serves as the course’s faculty supervisor. Other Cantonese programming activities on the OSU campus will be supported when there are sufficient donations to make it a permanent, endowment fund.

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