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Associate Professor        Dr SZAKOS Jozsef (Dr. Phil., STL, STB)

Areas of Scholarship:

General Linguistics, Documentary Linguistics, 2nd Language

Teaching/Learning, Austronesian Linguistics, Language and Technology

Teaching:

POLYU (MA Scheme in Chinese Language and Linguistics): 2007- present.

Methodology of Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language I/II

Intercultural Communication

Introduction to Pedagogical Linguistics

Supervised International Chinese Teaching Internship

Language in Society

Sociolinguistics

Research Methodology

Research Ethics


NCCU, Taipei, MA/PhD Program, Dept of Ethnology

Topics in Austronesian Languages and Linguistics, Language and Culture, Anthropological

Linguistics Ethnobiological categorization, Topics in Formosan Mother Tongue Instruction,

Aboriginal Lexicography


Graduate School of Western Languages and Literature, Providence University, Taichung

Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Linguistic Typology, Dialectology, Lexicography,

Corpus Linguistics, Computers in Literary Studies, Historical Linguistics, Discourse Analysis,

History of Linguistics, Neurolinguistics, Clinical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics:

Teaching Chinese as a second/foreign Language, Etymology,


English Department, Providence University

Introduction to English Language and Linguistics, Advanced Linguistics, Linguistic Analysis,

English Phonetics and Phonology, English Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, History of English,

Historical Linguistics, Etymology, Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Intermediate English

Conversation, Tourism English, Bible as Literature, Linguistics and Literature, Applied

English courses for Natural Sciences(Chemistry, Food Science), Introduction to the Study of Translation


Providence University Extension Courses

Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to Translation Studies, English courses .


CCU, Chiayi: Law Department

German 1-2-3-4, Legal German


FuJen Catholic University: Graduate School of Linguistics

Linguistic Fieldwork, Linguistic Typology, Dialectology, Corpus Linguistics and Lexicograph


FuJen Catholic University: Graduate School of German

Latin language I and II.


FuJen Catholic University: College of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Computers in Language Studies, Public Speaking


ChaoYang University of Technology, MA Programme, Dept of Applied Linguistics

Topics in Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis


NDHU Department of Indigenous Languages and Communication

Introduction to Austronesian Languages and Linguistics, Indigenous Languages Research

Methods, Phonetics of Formosan Languages, Indigenous Language Analysis, Grammar, Semantics,

Corpus Linguistics, Study of English Documents Relating to Formosan Aborigines,


NDHU Graduate Institute for Taiwan Ethno-Development

Topics in Austronesian Peoples and Languages, Topics in Ethnic Issues

Full ProfileResearch

Education

1994Dr. Phil. Rheinische Friedrichs-Wilhelm-Universitaet Bonn, Germany. Major: General Linguistics, Minors: Sinology and Comparative Religion
1982STL PazmanyPeterCatholic University, Budapest, Hungary
1980STB PazmanyPeterCatholic University, Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology

Work Experience

2007 June - nowFull-time Associate Professor, CBS, PolyU, HK
2006-2010Part-time associate professor, Department of Ethnology, National Cheng Chi University, Taipei.
2005-2007Full-time associate professor, Department of Indigenous Languages and Communication Graduate Institute for Taiwan Ethno-Development
2002-2004part-time associate professor, Department of Indigenous Languages and Communication, College of Indigenous Studies, National Dong-Hua University, Hualian
2005-2006part-time associate professor, Graduate Program, Department of Applied Foreign languages. ChaoYang University of Technology, Taichung.
1996-2007part-time associate professor, Department and Graduate Institute of Law, College of Law, National ChungCheng University, MinHsiung, Chiayi County
1994-1996part-time associate professor, Providence University, Taichung Extension Program
1994-1999part-time associate professor, Graduate Institute of Linguistics, and Graduate School of German, College of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Hsinchuang, Taipei County.
1997- 2005full-time associate professor, Department of English Language, Literature, and Linguistics, Providence University.
1994-1997full-time associate professor, Graduate School of Western Languages and Literature Providence University, Shalu, Taichung County.
1992-1994Language Instructor (Hungarian), Rheinbach City University (for German diplomats)
1992-1994Language Instructor (Hungarian), Defense Language Institute of Germany, Huerth.
1990-1993Language Instructor (Hungarian), Bonn City University

Research Output   

Research output: Conference presentations

  1. Szakos, Jozsef. 2014. From Field to Class: Dictionaries for the teaching of endangered Austronesinan languages in Taiwan. 10-15.08.2014. AILA World Congress. Brisbane.
  2. U. Glavitsch, D. Küpper, T. Stamm,  Jozsef Szakos. 2014. Podcast Archives:  Access through Speech-Indexer Technology.   Archiving2014, 13-16. 05. Berlin.
  3. Szakos, Jozsef,  Juan Pablo Mora Gutierrez. 2014. Chinese Spice in Spanish Dishes:An intercultural paradigm for the training of second languge teachers of Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.  XXXII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Espanola de Lingüistica Aplicada. University Pablo de Olavide,  3-5.04.2014.Sevilla.
  4. Szakos, Jozsef, Glavitsch U. 2013. Like a "Swiss knife which cuts in two directions": On the development and use of SpeechIndexer as a documentation and teaching tool. PARADISEC. R.R.R Conference & Workshop, 2-4.12.2013. University of Melbourne.
  5. Szakos, Jozsef. Glavitsch U. 2013. Autonomous Language Learning Using SpeechIndexer Method. 'XV.Internationale Tagung der Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutschlehrer . 29/07/13 09:30 - 03/08/13  Bolzano, Italy.
  6. Szakos, Jozsef. 2013. Making the Lexicon Speak for Itself: Lessons from two Methods of Saaroa Speech Documentation. 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation.28.2-03.3.2013. Hawai’i.
  7. Szakos, Jozsef. 2012. Dreaming up a language arts canon for teaching Putonghua to foreigners . Keynote Speech. Apela 2. Sept. 2012. HongKong.        
  8. Szakos, Jozsef.2012 . Evidentiality in traditional Saaroa narratives. Workshop on Epistemicity, Evidentiality and Attitude in Asian Languages 2nd-5th September. 2012.
  9. Szakos, Jozsef. U. Glavitsch. 2012. SpeechIndexer in the Foreign Language Curriculum. TALC 12 , 11th-14th July. Warsaw, Poland
  10. Szakos, Jozsef. 2012.Roots of a language, roots of a people: Saaroa Toponyms in the context of grammar and ethnicity . ICAL12 2-6 July. Bali.
  11. Glavitsch, Ulrike *; Simon, Klaus *; Szakos, Jozsef ** (* Switzerland, ** Hong Kong): ''SpeechIndexer: A Flexible Software for Audio-Visual Language Learning''. International Conference on  Information and Communication Technologies and Applications ICTA 2011  Jointly withThe 17th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis: ISAS 2011. November 29th - December 2nd, 2011 – Orlando, Florida, USA.
  12. Szakos, Jozsef. 2011. Chinese Teacher Training in Context: Comparing a European and an Asian Model. International Conference on Chinese Language Learning and Teaching in the Digital Age., CLTDA Conference, 2011The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.
  13. Szakos, Jozsef. 2011. ‘The Writing on the (Great) Wall’: Observations on the Rapid Ascendence of Chinese on the World Stage. Congress of FILLM, International Federation of World Languages and Literatures.5-8 October 2011, Halden. Norway.
  14. Szakos, Jozsef. 2011. Language Arts in the Curriculum of Future Teachers of Chinese as a Foreign Language. 1st Conference on Applying (Putonghua/English) Language Arts.
    Hong Kong, June 4-5 2011APELA.
  15. Szakos, Jozsef. 2011. The expression of speakers stance in Tsou. Invited Workshop on Stance Phenomena in Asian Languages: Typological, Diachronic and Discourse Perspectives. PolyU., July 2011.
  16. Szakos, Jozsef.and Ulrike Glavitsch. 2010. Multiple Speakers’ Indexing through Speech Indexer
    and  Application of these Corpora to Language Teaching. TALC9. Brno.
  17. Szakos, Jozsef. 2009. Documentation and Dictionary making: Experiences and Challenges with the Tsou language.  Eleventh International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. 11th ICAL. 22-26 June 2009. Aussois. France.
  18.  Szakos, Jozsef. 2009. What makes Chinese corpora for learners so different?
    I Congreso Internacional de Lingüística de Corpus (CILC’09) Murcia, Spain
  19.  Szakos, Jozsef and LU, Ji. 2009. From corpus to textbook – an example of a recent project. Technology in Chinese Instruction. 2nd Professional Workshop on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign  Language. PolyU. Hong Kong. April. 2009.
  20. Szakos, Jozsef: Verba volant.... media durant: Collecting Formosan Indigenous TV News for Documenting and Reviving the Languages. 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation. University of Hawaii. March 2009.
  21. Szakos, Jozsef and Glavitsch, Ulrike. The slow path towards fast learning: Speech corpus integration into the training of Chinese instructors through SpeechIndexer TALC8. Lisbon. 4-6. July 2008.
  22. Szakos, Jozsef.  Vanishing Languages in Taiwan: Consequences for Communities, Society and Sociolinguists.   The 6th International Conference on Chinese Sociolinguistics. 24-26 March 2008. Polyu, Hong Kong.
  23. Chen, XingRong and Szakos, Jozsef. 2007. Foreign Language Anxiety: A Study of Bilingual Elementary School Students. 2007 TEFL International Conference at NTCU, Taichung.
  24. Szakos Jozsef, Ulrike Glavitsch, 2007. SpeechIndexer in Action: Managing Endangered Formosan Languages. 27-31 August. 2007 INTERSPEECH Conference, Antwerp.
  25. Glavitsch Ulrike, Szakos Jozsef.2007 The Inseparable Sides of a Coin: Developing SpeechIndexer for Researching Vanishing Languages and Cultures. 30th August 2007 INTERSPEECH, Antwerp.
  26. Szakos Jozsef, Ulrike Glavitsch 2007. Dialects or Idiolects? Using SpeechIndexer to document prosodies in endangered Austronesian languages. 16th International Congress of  Phonetic Sciences, ICPhS 2007. Saarbruecken
  27. Szakos, Jozsef. Formosan Indigenous Language Documentation : On Speech sources and software, and about the methods and merits of archives. International Conference on Austronesian Endangered Language Documentation. June 5-7, 2007 Providence University, Taichung.
  28. Szakos, Jozsef, Ulrike Glavitsch, Oliver Hess, 2006. From Speech Corpora to Textbook Generation Extending software technology to non-European languages. TALC7 2-4 July 2006 Paris.
  29. Szakos, Jozsef. 2005. On Language Technologies Serving to Document and Revitalize Aboriginal Languages. The 2nd International Conference on Taiwanese Literature and Languages, Aletheia University, Matou, Tainan. December 18, 2005.
  30. Szakos, Josef, Wang Yun-ting Amy, and Nick Smith. 2005. Digitalizing endangered languages: What should be documented and who decides? Conference on Digital Resources for the Humanities 2005, Lancaster University, September 4-7, 2005.
  31. Szakos, Jozsef and Glavitsch, Ulrike. 2004. Seamless Speech Indexing and Retrieval: Developing a New Technology for the Documentation and Teaching of Endangered Formosan Aboriginal Languages. Proceedings of the Intl. Conference on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications (EISTA'04), Orlando, Florida, July 21 - 25, 2004.
  32. Szakos, Josef and Glavitsch, Ulrike. 2004. Portability, modularity and seamless speech-corpus indexing and retrieval: A new software for documenting (not only) the endangered Formosan aboriginal languages. E-MELD Language Digitization Project Conference 2004 on Linguistic Databases and Best Practice, Detroit, Michigan, July 15 - 18, 2004.
  33. Szakos, Josef and Glavitsch, Ulrike. 2004. Seamless Speech Indexing and Retrieval: Developing a New Technology for the Documentation and Teaching of Endangered Formosan Aboriginal Languages . Sixth Teaching and Language Corpora Conference (TALC6), Granada, Spain, July 6 - 9, 2004.
  34. Szakos, Josef . 2004. More than plain words: A report on the emerging lexicography of Austronesian languages in Taiwan. Conference on the Lexicography of Asian Languages, Payap University, QiangMai, Thailand. 24-26 May 2004.
  35. Szakos, Josef. 2003. Saaroa Reduplication. ZAS conference on Austronesian Languages. Zentrum fur Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Typologie und Universalienforschung, Berlin, 26-27 September 2003
  36. Szakos, Josef. 2003. Hollywood meets the mountains: Revitalizing endangered Austronesian languages in Taiwan. IXth International Conference on Minority Languages. Kiruna, 6-7 June, 2003.
  37. Szakos, Josef. 2003. Cultures and corpora: Extracting anthropological information from corpora of Formosan endangered languages. International conference on corpus linguistics (CL2003). Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
  38. Szakos, Josef, and Wang, Amy Yun-ting. 2002. Demonstratives, deixis or discourse markers? A corpus-based study on kani’i (this) and kana’a (that) in Sa’arua. International Conference on Austronesian Languages. (ICAL9) Australia National University, Canberra, Australia.
  39. Szakos, Josef and Wang, Yun-Ting. 2001. Not last, even if least: Endangered Formosan aboriginal languages and the corpus revolution. International conference on corpus linguistics (CL2001). Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
  40. Szakos, Josef.2001. Corpora Linking the Ages: Formosan Aboriginal Languages and the Computer Interface. The Third North American Symposium on Corpus Linguistics and Language Teaching, March 23-25. 2001. Park Plaza Hotel. Boston. MA
  41. Szakos, Josef. 2000. Lexical categories in some endangered Austronesian languages of Taiwan. International conference on parts of speech in and across languages. The Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY), Helsinki, Finland.
  42. Szakos, Josef. 2000. Corpora for the needy: Self-instructional materials for endangered languages in Taiwan. 4th International Conference on Teaching and Language Corpora. (TaLc 2000). University of Graz, Austria.
  43. Szakos, Josef. 1999. When refusal means acceptance: Politeness phenomena in the Tsouic aboriginal languages of Taiwan. International Symposium on Linguistic Politeness (ISLP 99). Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  44. Szakos, Josef. 1999. Constructing Corpora for the Preservation and Teaching of Aboriginal Languages in Taiwan. 12th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA’99). Tokyo: Waseda University. Japan.
  45. Szakos, Josef, and Wang, Yun-ting. 1999. Language in a Taiwanese Court: How does the study of coherence contribute to fair trials? The 4th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL’99). Birmingham: University of Birmingham.UK.
  46. Szakos, Josef. 1999. Relatives or Neighbors: A closer look at the relationship of the Tsouic languages. SEALS IX. Berkeley:
  47. Szakos, Josef. 1999. Reduplication and Subgrouping: A contrastive account of Tsou, Kanavu and Sa’arua. The sixth annual conference of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, (AFLA VI) Toronto: University of Toronto.
  48. Szakos, Josef. 1999. Between Original and Aboriginal – Interculturality and the Translation of World Literature into Aboriginal Languages of Taiwan. The 2nd International Conference on Translation Studies, Taipei: National Taiwan Normal University, GITI.
  49. Szakos, Josef. 1998. Producing and using corpora in Chinese language education. International Conference on Teaching and Language Corpora, 1998. Oxford: Oxford University.
  50. Szakos, Josef. 1998. Self-repair and agreement in the construction of Tsou discourse. The 6th International Conference on Chinese Linguistics. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  51. Szakos, Josef. 1998. A case for semantics: What governs noun incorporation in Tsou and Sa’arua? 5th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association. Hawaii: Hawaii University.
  52. Szakos, Josef. 1997. Words in teaching: The role of lexicon in aboriginal language textbooks. The 3rd International Symposium on the Aboriginal Culture of Taiwan: Culture and Education of Aboriginal Tribes.
  53. Szakos, Josef. 1997. Tsou Semantics: A synchronic analysis of composite verbs exemplified on some perception/ sensation verbs. 8th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  54. Szakos, Josef. 1997. Teaching field-research in the linguistic curriculum. The 1st national conference on the teaching of linguistics. Taipei: Cheng-chi University.
  55. Szakos, Josef. 1994. Reference Tracking in the Tsou Discourse. 7th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Research: Projects (ascending order)

1993-1994 The Dialect Atlas of Inner Mongolia. A research project conducted together with Prof. Michael Weiers at the University of Bonn and the University of Inner Mongolia, funded by the German Research Foundation and Volkswagen Foundation
1995-1996 Phonetic Studies of Sa’arua. New professor’s research grant given by Providence University, Taichung
1996-1997 NSC 86-2411-H-126-005. From Transparency to Opacity: A Study of Sa’arua Morphology in Comparison with Tsou
1997-1998 NSC 87-2411-H-126-005 The Deictic System of the Sa’a rua Language on the background of Tsou
1997-1998 The Language and Culture of the Kanakanavu (Southern Tsou) in Kaohsiung County on behalf of the Sanmin District Government in Kaohsiung County
1998-1999. NSC 88-2411-H-126-004-M7 Tsou Semantics: The Analysis of the verbal ystem of the Tsou language.1/3
Collaborative NSC research project with Professors of the Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Taiwan University.
1999-2000 Southern Tsou, Sa’arua Language Documentation Project (Lexicon) on behalf of the Aboriginal Affairs Commission of Executive Yuan, Central Government of Republic of China
1999-2000 NSC 89-2411-H-126-003-M7 Tsou Semantics: The Analysis of the verbal system of the Tsou language.2/3 Collaborative NSC research project with Professors of the Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Taiwan University
2000-2001 NSC 90-2411-H-126-001- Tsou Semantics: The Analysis of the verbal system of the Tsou language.3/3 Collaborative NSC research project with Professors of the Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Taiwan University
2001-2002. NSC-90-2411-H-126-011. Semantic and cognitive categorizations in the Saaroa and Kanakanavu languages.;
2002-2003 NSC-91-2411-H-126-011. Verbs in View: The Tense and Aspectual Systems of Kanakanavu and Saaroa languages.
2003-2004 Providence University Professor’s Grant: Research on the Morphology of Saaroa and Kanakanavu languages.
2004-2005 NSC-93-2411-H-126-011 Research on Lexicalization and Focus in Saaroa and Kanakanavu languages
2005-2006 Alphabetization and Mother Language Teaching in Schools of Indigenous Language Area. Collaborative Project with Prof. Huang TungChiu, supported by the Council of Indigenous Affairs, Taiwan
2007-2010 Dictionary Project for the Kanakanavu (Southern Tsou) Language, supported by Council of Indigenous Affairs, Taiwan.
2008-2009 Creation of Multimedia Corpus out of Formosan Indigenous Language TV News broadcasts. Polyu. CBS Dept. Project 4-ZZ76.
2009-2011 Connected Speech: Fluent Speech Variations in Saaroa, Kanakanavu, and Tsou (Formosan Austronesian) Languages ICRG, PolyU. 1-ZV4L.
2010-2012 Dictionary Project for the Saaroa (Southern Tsou) Language, Project supported by the Council of Indigenous Peoples, Taiwan.
2010-2011 Non-referential uses of Nominalization Constructions: Asian Perspectives  (Co-PI.  1-ZV6W)
2011-2012 Stance Marking Across Languages: Typological, Diachronic and Discourse Perspectives.
(Co-PI. 1-ZV8P).
2010-2011 Visual Skills in Learning to Read Chinese Characters: Differences between Native and Non-native Speakers of Chinese (Co-PI.  G-U950)
2011-2012 Ethnolinguistic Categorizations in Some Formosan Languages.  (CBS-Dept. 1-ZV7X)
2012-2013 Lexicon Building Through Speech-corpora: Documenting Saaroa, an Austronesian Language in Taiwan. (CBS-Dept. G-UA19)
2013-2014 Corpora from the Last Speakers: Kanakanavu Language Documentation in Taiwan. (CBS-Dept. G-UA91.
2014-2016 Lexicographic Studies Towards an Electronic Open-Access Dictionary of Tsou, an Austronesian Language in Taiwan. CBS-G-UC84.

Writings

Szakos, Jozsef. 1994. Die Sprache der Cou: Untersuchungen zur Sychronie einer
Austronesischen Sprache auf Taiwan. Bonn University: Doctoral Dissertation.

Szakos, Jozsef. 1982. The Personification of Wisdom in the Book of Proverbs.Lic.Theol.Thesis. Budapest: Academy of Roman Catholic Theology. Hungary.

Szakos, Jozsef. 2000. Producing and using corpora in Chinese language
education. In: Lou Burnard/Tony McEnery (eds.), Rethinking language
pedagogy from a corpus perspective. Papers from the third international conference on teaching and language corpora. Frankfurt/ M.: Peter Lang Verlag.  pp.153-157.

Szakos, Jozsef. 1999/8. Using narratives in aboriginal language textbooks and
curriculum. In: 董忠司編, 第三屆台灣語言國際研討會:台灣語言及其教學
國際研討會論文集。新竹:台灣語言文化中心。pp. 69-96.
Szakos, Jozsef. 1998 Research Report: The Language and Culture of the Kanakanavu (Southern Tsou) in Kaohsiung County on behalf of the Sanmin District Government in Kaohsiung County.

Szakos, Jozsef. 2000. Research Report: Southern Tsou, Sa'arua Language Documentation Project (Lexicon) on behalf of the Aboriginal Affairs Commission of Executive Yuan, Central Government of Republic of China.
Szakos, Jozsef, and Ong Kun, Tsai Neng-hsi, et al. 2001. Research Report: Southern Tsou, Kanakanavu Comprehensive Language Documentation Project on behalf of the Aboriginal Affairs Commission of Executive Yuan, Government of Republic of China, Taipei.

Szakos, Jozsef and Kong, Yue-chong 2010. Final Research Report: Dictionary Project for the Kanakanavu (Southern Tsou) Language, supported by Council of Indigenous Affairs, Taiwan.

Szakos, Jozsef and You, Renkui et al. 2011. Research Report (part1) : Dictionary Project for the Saaroa (Southern Tsou) Language, supported by the Council of Indigenous Peoples, Taiwan

Szakos, Jozsef and You, Renkui et al. 2012. Research Report (part2). Dictionary Project for the Saaroa (Hlaalua, Souther Tsou) Language, Supported by the Council of Indigenous Peoples, Taiwan.

Conference Proceedings (selected from presentations from the list above)

Szakos, Jozsef, U. Glavitsch. The slow path towards fast learning: Speech corpus integration into the training of Chinese instructors through SpeechIndexer. 8th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference (TaLC8), Lisbon, Portugal, July 3 - 7, 2008.

Szakos, Jozsef,  U. Glavitsch. SpeechIndexer in Action: Managing Endangered Formosan Languages. In Proceedings of Interspeech. ISCA 2007, August 27 - 31, Antwerp, Belgium.

Szakos, Jozsef, U. Glavitsch, O. Hess. From Speech Corpora to Textbook Generation - Extending software technology to non-European languages, 7th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference (TaLC7), Paris, France, July 2 - 4, 2006.

Szakos, Jozsef, U. Glavitsch. Seamless Speech Indexing and Retrieval: Developing an New Technology for the Documentation and Teaching of Endangered Formosan Languages. Proc. Intl. Conference on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications (EISTA'04), Orlando, Florida, July 21 - 25, 2004.

Szakos, Jozsef, U. Glavitsch. Portability, Modularity and Seamless Speech-Corpus Indexing and Retrieval: A New Software for Documenting (not only) the Endangered Formosan Aboriginal Languages. E-MELD Language Digitization Project Conference, Workshop on Linguistic Databases and Best Practice, Detroit, USA, July 15 - 18, 2004.

Szakos, Jozsef, U. Glavitsch: Seamless Speech-Corpus Indexing and Retrieval: Developing an New Technology for the Documentation and Teaching of Endangered Formosan Languages. 6th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference (TaLC6), Granada, Spain, July 6 - 9, 2004.

MA Thesis supervising (ascending order)

1997Language Competition - A Case Study on Taiwanese and Mandarin.  Student: Sophia Tsai. Fu Jen Catholic University: Graduate School of Linguistics.
1997Chinese Kinship Terminology in Taiwan: A Corpus-based Study.  Student: Huang Ting-yu, Rose. Providence University: Graduate School of Western  Languages and Literature.
1998An Analysis of Puns in Chinese and English Advertising Headlines.  Student: Lee Cheng-tsung, Frank. Providence University: Graduate Program of the English Department.
1998Language in Court: A Corpus-based Study on Structure and Coherence in Taiwanese Courtroom Discourse. Student: Wang Yun-ting, Amy. Graduate Program , Engl. Dept. Providence University.
1999 Discourse is Fun: A Linguistic Study of Chinese Xiangsheng. Student: Tung Li-yu, Claire. Providence University: Graduate Program, Linguistics Track, of the English Department
2001Setting Criteria for the Evaluation and Selection of English Textbooks: A case study of a Junior High School in Tao-Yuan County. Student: Charles Wang, Huei-rong. Fu Jen Catholic University: Graduate School of Linguistics.
2002Problems and Perspectives of the Native Language Education in Taiwan. Student: Shih, Hsuan-fu, Felix. Graduate Program of the English Department, Providence University.
2002A Linguistic Case Study of Adult Speech to Preschool Children in Taiwan. Student: Cai, Hong-hui. Graduate Program of English Department, Providence University.
2002Packaging the Message: A Corpus-Based Comparative Study on Teachers' Language in the EFL Classroom in Taiwan. Student: Tsai, Ching-yi, Ginny. Graduate Program of the English Department, Providence University.
2003A Study of Musical Ability Profiling and Second Language Acquisition Enhancement – English Intonation. Chang Ling-ling. Providence University, English Department.
2003Writing from Sources: Summary and Response Writing by four EFL Graduate Students. Student:Chen, Yen-chen, Angela. Graduate Program of the English Dept, Providence University.
2003Masters of Persuasion: An Investigation of Temptation Language Discourse. Student:Wei, Tzu-hua, Norma. Graduate Program of the English Department, Providence University.
2003The Lexical Structures of Amis Language. An Anthropological Lingustic Study. (With Prof. Qiao Chian) Student: Chu, Ching-yi, Kolas. Graduate Institute of Ethnic Relations and Culture. National Dong Hua University, Hualian.
2004Second- and Third-person Novel as Autobiography: A Case Study of Narrative on One Man's Bible. Student: Yang, Jing-ping, Lucy. Graduate Program of the English Department, Providence University.
2004Taiwanese Language in Newspaper Headlines and Advertising. Student: Kevin Huang. Graduate Program of the English Department, Providence University.
2004The Spirit of Qi: A Cognitive Semantic Study on a fundamental concept of Chinese Language and Culture. Student: Huang, Ya-juan. Graduate Pr. , the English Department, Providence University.
2004Fair Game: A Corpus Based Linguistic Investigation into Sports Metaphors. Student: Chao, Yi-ju, Peter. Graduate Program of English Department, Providence University.
2004To follow or to precede: Comparative Word Order and the Teaching of Spanish Adjectives. Student: Lin, Shih-pei, Kate. Graduate Program of English Department, Providence University.
2005Traditions in Transition: Metaphors of Given names and Naming Strategies in Taiwan: 1985-2002. Student: Wang, Hui-Ying, Harriet. Graduate Program of English Department, Providence University.
2005Trust me, you really can make it. A study on high-school students' learning of collocations. Student: Hsiao, Hsiu-Mien, Marjorie. Graduate Program of English Department, Providence University.
2005Applications of Politeness Theory to Tag Questions translated from English to Chinese.. Student: Chang, Chia-Ling, Lisa. Graduate Program of English Department, Providence University.
2005Semantic and Discourse Analyses of the Chinese Lexeme 'hao'. Student: Lai, Chien-Min, Kobe. Graduate Program of English Department, Providence University.
2006The Study of Mandarin Chinese jiushi (that is) from semantic and pragmatic perspectives. Chen, Wan-wen, Luisa. Graduate Program of English Department. Providence University.
2006Chinese Native Speakers' Discrimination of Brazilian Portuguese /t/ and /d/ Phonemes. Wu, Mei-ling, Arlene. Graduate Program of English Department, Providence University.
2006The Acquisition of English Relative Clauses by Taiwanese Learners. Liu, Jun-yin, Connie. Graduate Program of English Department, Providence University.
2006Conceptual Metaphors: The Target Domain of Commercial Acts in Mandarin Chinese. Chen, Zheng-xin, Peter. Providence University, Taichung.
2006Foreign Language Anxiety: A Study of Bilingual Elementary School Students. Student: Chen, Hsing-Jung, Grace. Graduate Program of Applied Foreign Languages. Chaoyang University of Technology. Taichung.
2006Investigation of Technology University Students'Internet Literacy in an Information Society Liu, Chung-hsin, Tom. Graduate Program of Applied Foreign Languages, Chaoyang University of Technology. Taichung.
2007Even Chinese People Complain: A Study on Complaint Usage on BBS. Student: Tian, Qing-qing, Bonnie. Graduate Program of English Department, Providence University.
2007A Study of the Mixing of English in Mandarin Chinese Advertising. Student: Hsu, Yi-cheng, Angela. Graduate Program of English Department, Providence University.
2008The current situation of the elementary Chinese teaching materials and the compiling of the elementary Chinese teaching material for non-Chinese character cultural sphere. Student: Chung, Siau-thin, Jenny, MATCFL, CBS, Polyu.
2008A study of designing a course website to facilitate Putonghua leaners' tone perception. Student: Ho Hing Ling Shelley., MATCFL. CBS, Polyu.
2009Chinese Learning Materials on "Hong Kong Advertising". Lui, Pik Fun, Edith. MATCFL. CBS.
2009The Effects of Introducing Character Structures to Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language at an Elementary Level. Student: Chan Sin Wah. MATCFL. CBS. PolyU.
2009A study on teachers' manuals for Chinese teaching textbooks. Student: Zhang Jing. CBS.
2009The Training of Chinese Teachers as Foreign Language Instructors in China. Liu Jian. MATCFL.
2009A Study on the Selection and Presentation Methods of the Cultural Factors Embedded in the Lexical Systems of Elementary TCFL Textbooks. Liu Jing. MATCFL. CBS.
2009The Teaching Content and the Teaching Sequence of the Ba Construction at the Primary Stage on the basis of the Natural Order Hypothesis. Student: Chen, Luwen., MATCFL. CBS. PolyU.
2009Error analysis, teaching materials analysis on BA-construction and its pedagogical suggestions: An Interlanguage Corpus-based study. Student: Kong Juan. MATCFL. CBS. PolyU.
2009An Analysis on the Constituent Order Errors Japanese Students made in Modern Chinese – Based on the HSK Dynamic Writing Corpus. Student: Zhao, Xiaoge. MATCFL. CBS. PolyU.
2009The L2 Acquisition of Chinese Interrogative Sentences and their Grammar Points in Pedagogical System of the Textbooks. Student: Qin Qian. MATCFL. CBS. PolyU.
2009Creating a Low-anxiety and Effective Teaching Model in TCFL for Elementary Adult Students. Wang Jiefei. MATFCL. CBS.
2010Operational and Componential Variables for Putonghua and English Immersion Programs for Hong Kong Primary Schools. Student: Sophia Ma. MATCFL. CBS. Polyu.
2010Semantic Problems in Cantonese Newspaper Advertisements. Cathy Tam. MACL. Polyu.
2010Applying Chinese Folk Songs to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. Xiao Chong. MATCFL. CBS. Polyu.
2010Integrating Specialized Terminology in Textbooks for Foreign Learners: A case of geographical knowledge in Chinese teaching. Gao Lijuan. MATCFL. CBS.PolyU.
2010Liang, Mingyan. A Study on Two Elementary Chinese Course Books – A Case Study based on TCFL in Huachiew Chalermprakiet University of Thailand. MATCFL. CBS. PolyU.
2010Du Lijuan: Assessment for Learning – Making it Happen in Chinese Classrooms at K-12 Schools. MATCFL. CBS. Polyu.
2010Research on Teaching Chinese to Students of Mixed Background through Community Language Centers. Sit Hung yung. MATCFL. CBS. Polyu.
2010Teaching about the Dialect Culture of Northeast China in the Perspective of its Local Literary Pieces. You Jia. MATCFL. CBS. Polyu.
2010Multiple Intelligences in Chinese for Foreigners: A Study on the Correlation of Mathematical Abilities and Language Learning. Wang Chunbo, Anita. MATCFL. CBS. PolyU.
2010TCFL Coursebook Evaluation: A study of Chinese Coursebooks used in Japanese Universities. Chen Si. MATCFL. PolyU.
2010Li Hongjin :Research on the Testing of Chinese Reading Ability in the newer version of HSK exam. . MATCFL. PolyU.
2011Liu Xiaoqian:Cultural Identity and Intercultural Communication Competence of University Students In Language Education in HK. MATCFL. PolyU/
2011Guo Peng: The Classification of Polyphonics and their Teaching methodology in TCFL.
2011 Betty Hau : Study on Chinese Teaching in HK high-schools. MACL. PolyU.
2011Qian Mengting: Elementary Textbook comparisons in Chinese for Foreigners: Chinese Link and New Practical Reader.
2011YE Yanling: Culture Teaching of TCFL through the movie "Getting Home".
2011Lee Sau Fong (Nicole): Incorporating writing components in teaching spoken Chinese for beginners.
2011Wang Yan: A study of TCFL: From the aspect of Chinese official news reports on crime .
2011Hong, Xiaolan, Emily: An Exploration of Textbook Design for Missionaries to China, Focusing on Putonghua Conversation.
2011Wang Da: The Analyses of German and Dutch students' acquisition of Chinese pronunciation.
2011Zhang Mengya: Using the teaching of traditional Chinese values as the entry point of Culture instruction.
2011Pang Jiaqi: Editing spoken Chinese language teaching materials for Spanish students.
2011Wen Yueqi: An analysis on the ways of the international Chinese promotion through the study on the pertinence of overseas Chinese elementary textbooks – based on three U.S. elementary comprehensive textbooks.
2011Xu Ran: Development of Chinese as an International Language
2011Yang Bei: Motivation and Attitude towards Mandarin Chinese Language Learning: An investigation of Hong Kong Secondary school students.
2012Li Xueying: The Effective Application of the Teaching Methods in Student-Centered Class on Vocabulary teaching.
2012Liu Wen: Teaching Chinese Calligraphy: A feasibility study for foreigners.
2012Lau Wanshui: Exploring students' motivation of learning Chinese in an international school in Hong Kong.
2013Gong Wanning: Application of music education in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.
2013Gong Ronggeng: A study of Teaching Chinese Classes to Foreigners
2013Wang Wei: A case study of promoting a process-based approach to Chinese writing to improve Students' competency in a DSS Secondary School in Hong Kong.
2013Xiao Tianyi: Chinese Culture in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
2013Ma Jing: The application of Situated Cognition in TCFL Curriculum design.
2013Li Xiang: The Studies of Robert Morrison's 'A Grammar of the Chinese Language'.
2013Cai Wanjin: Chinese as a 2nd Language Acquisition by Japanese Learners.
2014Tang Ying Wai: Why is passive sentence with unaccusative verb in L2 Chinese difficult to learn For Japanese speaking learners?

Thesis currently under supervision

2014CHAI Jing: Gender Difference and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.
2014CHEUNG Lam Yin Candy: Modern Chinese Syntactic Ambiguity and Resolution in the Process of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.
2014LIU Wan Tung: The Use of Costume TV Drama in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language – Empresses In The Palace: Legend of Concubine Zhen Huan as an example.
2014ZHAN Yichou:  Discussion of the application of music in teaching Chinese as a foreign language.
2014ZENG Rongfen: The Use of Classical Chinese Poems for Teaching Vocabulary, Word and Character Combinations and related Chinese Culture to Foreign Students at the Beginner Level as an Integral Part of the Standard Lesson.
2014ZHONG Yin: Sensitive / Controversial Topics in TCFL.
2014TSAI, Chongwen: Formosan Aboriginal Narrative Research.

Administrative Service

2007-presentProgramme Leader, MA in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (MATCFL)
2009-2012 Department Representative to the Faculty Research Committee
2009Workshop organizer on Chinese Teaching: http://www.ltcsl2.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/index.html
2009Member of Organizing Committee: The 6th International Conference on Chinese Sociolinguistics. 24-26 March 2008
2007-2009Member of Faculty Board (FH)
2012-14FB elected member
2012-13Member of Faculty Staffing Committee
2012Member of VP committee on Branding and Internationalization
2011-12 Acting FRC chair
2008-14 DRC member
2008-2010Elected member of University Appeals and Grievances Committee Department Research Committee
1994-2007Service on diverse committees of the Graduate Schools (Review committee, Library representative, Department (Curriculum, Review, Finance, Examination Committee)s, Graduate Entrance Exams), College ( Humanities Journal Editor, Dean-search committee) and served on numerous M.A. oral exam Committees, all over Taiwan.
2006-2007Head of Department, Dept. of Indigenous Languages and Communication, Director, Graduate Institute for Taiwan Ethno-Development, National Dong Hua University, Hualian
1994-1998Founding director of the Chinese Language Education Center at the College of Liberal Arts, Providence University

Consultancy Work

  • Taiwan Indigenous texbooks compilation committees, reviewer for Tsou, Kanakanavu, Saaroa languages.
  • Taiwan Indigenous language revival projects advisor
  • Indigenous Education advisory board member in Taiwan .
  • Bible translation committee (reviewer) for the Tsou tribe in Taiwan.
  • Section Editor for DeGruyters, OpenLinguistics journal.

Membership in Professional Associations

  • Linguistic Society of Taiwan
  • Linguistic Society of Hong Kong
  • Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT)
  • Chinese Language Teachers' Association

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