- Yu-Jung Lin presented a poster (with Chung-Lin Yang and Prof. Charles Lin) entitled "The effect of phonetic orthography on the perception of Mandarin syllables" at the 166th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America at San Francisco on December 3rd, 2013.
- Yu-Jung Lin presented a poster (with Chung-Lin Yang and Prof. Charles Lin) entitled "Syllable perception and the effect of phonetic orthography in Mandarin Chinese" at the 25th annual North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL–25) at University of Michigan on June 22nd, 2013.
- Yu-Jung Lin presented a paper (with Prof. Charles Lin) entitled "Syllable
perception and the effect of phonetic orthography in
Mandarin Chinese" at the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-21) at the National Taiwan Normal University, June 7-9, 2013.
- Congratulations to Yu-Yin Hsu, who successfully defended her dissertation "The Interaction of Information Structure and Syntactic Representation in Chinese" on April 5th, 2013.
- Congratulations to Jung-Yueh Tu, who successfully defended her dissertation "Word Prosody in Loanword Phonology: Focus on Japanese Borrowings into Taiwanese Southern Min" on January 10th, 2013.
- Several lab members presented a poster at the East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium at The Ohio State University on Oct. 13th, 2012. Prof. Lin gave a talk titled "Assymetries in the Comprehension and Production of Chinese Relative Clauses." Nicki Dabney presented "Perceptions of Discourse Particle Use and Speaker Identity in Mandarin Chinese." Jessica Harding presented "The effect of cohesion violations on syntactic individuation." Yu-Jung Lin presented "The Effect of Mandarin Transcription System on Phonological Awareness." Jung-Yueh Tu presented "Taiwanese Tone Sandhi in Loanwords."
- Congratulations to Yen-Chen Hao, who successfully defended her dissertation "The effect of L2 experience on second language acquisition of Mandarin consonants, vowels, and tones" on Aug 10th, 2012.
- Congratulations to Yu-Fen Chang, who successfully defended her dissertation "First language attrition: An investigation of Taiwanese tones and tone sandhi" on Aug 6th, 2012.
- The lab was busy during the summer 2012. Several experiments, including the processing of Chinese relative clauses and Chinese syllable monitoring, were conducted in Taipei, Taiwan. We will be collecting more data in Bloomington this fall.
- Prof. Lin presented a talk entitled "Restrictiveness and information status of Chinese relative clauses: Evidence from discourse comprehension" at the Pragmatics Festival at Indiana University (April 19-21, 2012)
- Prof. Lin presented a poster entitled "Typological perspectives on relative clause processing: Thematic mapping, case markedness, filler-gap integrations, and their relative timing" at the Workshop on the Timing of Grammar: Experimental and Theoretical Considerations in Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW 35) at University of Potsdam, Germany, on March 27, 2012.
- Three recent presentations by Aaron Albin:
Albin, A. (2011). The loanword after the loan: Dual routes to diachronic nativization in Japanese loanword accent. Paper presented at Mid-Continental Phonetics & Phonology Conference (Mid-Phon) 17 (Urbana, Illinois; 10/21/2011 ~ 10/23/2011).
de Jong, K.J., N.H.Silbert, K.T.Regier, and A.Albin. (2011). Statistical relationships in distinctive feature models and acoustic-phonetic properties of English consonants. Paper presented at Mid-Continental Phonetics & Phonology Conference (Mid-Phon) 17 (Urbana, Illinois; 10/21/2011 ~ 10/23/2011).
Albin, A., and W. Rankinen. (2011). A Bayesian approach to cross-speaker vowel normalization. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 40 (Washington D C.; 10/27/2011 ~ 10/30/2011).
- Nate Sims was awarded the Hutton Honors College Research Partnership Grant to learn about psycholinguistic research with Prof. Charles Lin at LaCL in the Spring of 2012.
- Congratulations to LaCL @NTNU graduate, Dr. Stephen Lai, on receiving the Best Dissertation Award in Applied Linguistics in 2010 from Language Training and Testing Center (LTTC)!
- Stephen Lai and Larry Li defended their dissertations in June of 2010. Congratulations, Dr. Lai and Dr. Li.
- Prof. Lin received the Award for Best Paper in Interdisciplinery Research in Chinese Linguistics from the International Association of Chinese Linguistics during the Joint Meeting of NACCL and IACL in May of 2010.
- Michelle Liu (NTNU undergraduate in English), who was awarded the NSC undergraduate research grant (under the supervision of Dr. Charles Lin) on the processing of restrictive and non-restrictive relative clauses in Chinese, is pursuing a Master's degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at University of Kansas.
- Clara Chen and Paul Chang defended their MA theses in May 2009. Both of them worked on lexical ambiguity resolution in on-lines senence processing.
- Vicky Lin was awarded the NSC undergraduate research grant (under the supervision of the lab director Dr. Charles Lin). In December of 2008, she got admissions from Graduate Institutes of Linguistics of National Cheng-Chi University, National Taiwan Normal University, and National Taiwan University!
- Larry Li (NTNU Ph.D. program) and Clara Chen (NTNU M.A. Program) both received scholarships from the Language Training and Testing Center (LTTC).
- Li-Hsin Ning, who worked with Dr. Charles Lin on her MA thesis, received an MA thesis award from the Linguistic Society of Taiwan in 2008 and Fulbright Scholarship to study linguistics at UIUC in the USA.