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

Bridging phonology, meaning, and written form across time: introducing CHIDEOD, a database of Chinese literary ideophones

With an open source database of ideophones we can address a multitude of issues regarding Chinese ideophones.

Does the thunder roll? Mandarin Chinese meteorological expressions and their iconicity

From a typological perspective, Chinese meteorological expressions are argument-oriented. However, using a lexical semantic approach, based on corpus data as well as dictionaries and Chinese WordNet, a taxonomical lexical field can be established to …

Mapping the terminology for ideophones

#Goal The goal for this short update is to use the R package lingtypology (click here for the tutorial), in order to create a map that shows which for which