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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


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


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

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.

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