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

Wrapping up 2017: Taipei

I’m back. And I don’t know if to you, the reader, it feels as if I have to say that very often at the start of a blog post, but