Areas: diachronic syntax and morphology, comparative syntax and morphology, theoretical syntax, Austronesian comparative linguistics, Formosan languages, Tangut
Languages studied: Puyuma (Formosan), Seediq (Formosan), Amis (Formosan), Tangut (Tibeto-Burman), Nyagrong Minyag (Tibeto-Burman)
My primary interest lies in the syntax and morphology of Philippine-type languages, and their implications for the diachronic analysis of the Austronesian-type voice system and the cross-linguistic understanding of alignment (and ergativity). I work on three Formosan languages (Puyuma, Amis, Seediq). In my dissertation (ongoing), I focus on Austronesian primary-level subgrouping and the diachronic analysis of the Austronesian-type voice system based on synchronic data from the Formosan languages.