CHIDEOD, the Chinese Ideophone Database

Finally, the paper I wrote together with Arthur Lewis Thompson on the Chinese Ideophone Database is out! Get your copy now at Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale (or by contacting us).

Theses and dissertations on my site

This is just a short update to inform you that my PhD dissertation and MA theses are now available on my website: The main link to the “re

Installing OpenPose on Mac (October 2020 version)

All these poses such beautiful poses. (Rufus Wainwright - Poses) My future work will soon involve a more gestural analysis of ideophones across languages. I’m slowly plowing through the literature on gesture, but also came across a tweet by Greg Woodin, a PhD student who is investigating gestural metaphors, and who recently installed OpenPose on his computer.

How I organize my notes

One of the basic skills people, but PhD students and academics in particular, need to cultivate is sharpening their research workflow. You need to cultivate this by just doing it, but also by reviewing it from time to time.

Summertime sadness. See you Taiwan!

Wow! It has already been one month (to the day) since my Taiwan adventure ended and I came back to Belgium. High time I publish the third installment of my

Changing photo metadata with R

One gnarly problem I sometimes face is that when I transfer pictures from my phone to my computer, the metadata says that the date the picture was taken is actually the date the file was created on my computer.

Drawing RRG trees with forest

Just like in a previous update where we looked at glosses, today we are looking at how to draw a specific kind of syntactic tree, namely those of the [Role and Reference Grammar](https://en.

Turning glosses into a mini corpus

Glossing Glossing is part and parcel in linguistics. Part of our training is learning to represent linguistic data in a format that can be understood by all. An example can

Defense against the Dark Art

This is part two in my series that comprises the last 1.5 years of my candidature in linguistics at NTU. The first part, #dissertating, can be found here. This installment

Hashtag Dissertating

As I’m about to do the final revisions on my dissertation, I have started reminiscing about my PhD trajectory. I envision myself writing a trilogy (or tetralogy) of posts that