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

Learnability of ideophones

How well are ideophones learned if we look at articulatory and gesticulatory gestures?

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

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


The Chinese Ideophone Database

Reduplication as a trigger of intersubjectivity: Mandarin Chinese ideophones and reduplication in the CHILDES corpora

How do Chinese children acquire ideophones and reduplication?

Radiant suns, burning fires and brilliant flowers: The onomasiology and radical support of Chinese literary LIGHT ideophones

Do radicals in the formal written variation of ideophones play a big role?

Defining Chinese ideophones: A family of constructions

MCA helps us to tackle the prototypically structure of the ideophone category in Chinese