Presentations

 

2013

“The Chinese Dialects in the Face of Standard Language Encroachment: The View from Diglossia and Societal Bilingualism”. 223rd Meeting of  the American Oriental Society, Portland Hilton & Executive Tower, Portland, Oregon, March 16, 2013.

2012

“The Beijing Dialect: Past, Present & Future – A View from Historical Linguistics”. 2009 Workshop on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Confucius Institute, San Francisco State University. Humanities Auditorium (HUM 133), San Francisco State University, September 8, 2012.

2012

“Using Chinese EFL errors to illuminate Mandarin phonological structure”. Chinese Language Teachers Association of California 2012 Spring Conference, Stanford University, March 3, 2012.

2012

“How L1 phonological transfer in Chinese ESL learners can inform Mandarin phonological structure”. 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Waikiki Beach Marriot Resort and Spa, January 11, 2012.

2011

“Shifting patterns of Chinese diglossia: Why the dialects may be headed for extinction”. Conference on Linguistic Awareness and the Dissolution of Diglossia. Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg, July 1, 2011.

2009

“Chinese Rhyme Revisited: Evidence from Contemporary Popular Lyrics”. The 2nd International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy (Sponsored by the National Center for K-16 Chinese Language Pedagogy, U.C. Berkeley). August 16, 2009, Hotel Shattuck Plaza, Berkeley, CA.

2007

“What Chinese Language Instructors Should Know about Mandarin Tone: Phonological Representation, Acoustic Targets, and Cognitive Processes”. Chinese Language Teachers Association Spring Workshop. Stanford University. March 10, 2007.

2006

"Reconstituting Modern Mandarin: An Empirical Reassessment of Reconstruction by Rime Table Categories and Sinoxenic Correspondence". American Oriental Society -- 216th Meeting. Red Lion Hotel, Seattle, Washington. March 18, 2006.

2005

“Chinese-language News Media in the Eyes of American College Students”. Chinese Language Teachers Association Spring Workshop. Stanford University. March 12, 2005.

2004

“More “Accurate” Renderings? Dimensions of Phonological Similarity in the Chinese Transliteration of European Names-- A Psycholinguistic Assessment”. Ninth Annual Symposium on the Teaching of Interpretation & Translation. Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan, Taiwan. December 18, 2004.

2004

“Dimensions of Phonetic Similarity in the Chinese Transliteration of English Names-- A Psycholinguistic Assessment”. Foreign Languages Association of Northern California (FLANC) Fall 2004 Conference. University of California at Berkeley. November 13, 2004.

2003

“What is a "Standard Accent"? Models, Myths and Implications for Language Teaching”. Foreign Languages Association of Northern California (FLANC) Fall 2003 Conference. University of San Francisco. November 8, 2003.

2003

“Phonetic Detail in the Teaching of Mandarin Pronunciation”. Chinese Language Teachers Association Spring Workshop. Stanford University. May 3, 2003. (cited by 1 as of 2011.07.17)

2002

“Conflicting Notions of Language Purity: The Interplay of Archaising, Ethnographic, Reformist, Elitist, and Xenophobic Purism in the Perception of Standard Chinese”. 35th International Conference of Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Arizona State University. November 10, 2002.

2002

“Are There Multiple Forms of Standard Chinese?” Teaching Chinese in the World: Cross Cultural Approaches. University of San Francisco. October 26, 2002.

2002

"Changing Notions of Standard Chinese: Textbook Standards, De-Facto Standards, and Perceived Standardness". Chinese Language Teachers Association Spring Workshop. Stanford University. March 9, 2002.

2001

"Evaluating Chinese Romanization Systems: A Linguistic Perspective". Chinese Language Teachers Association of California Spring 2001 Workshop. Stanford University, Stanford, California. May 5, 2001.

2001

"Where Have All the Neutral Tones Gone? Charting Neutral Tone Decline in Taipei Mandarin, With Evidence from Online Phonological Simulation". American Oriental Society -- 211th Meeting. Toronto Colony Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. March 30, 2001.

2000

“The Changing Face of Modern Standard Chinese as Seen Through Popular and Electronic Media”. Chinese Language Teachers Association of California Fall Workshop. San Francisco, California. November 4, 2000.

2000

“Chinese Rhyme Redefined: Evidence from Pop, Rap and Multilingual Lyrics”. American Oriental Society – 210th Meeting. Portland, Oregon. March 13, 2000.

1995

“The Four Grades: An Interpretation from the Perspective of Sino-Altaic Language Contact”. 28th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages & Linguistics. University of Virginia: Charlottesville, Virginia. October 6-8, 1995.