Tuesday Seminar: Chien-Jer Charles Lin (10/17)

Speaker: Chien-Jer Charles Lin, (Associate Professor of Chinese Linguistics, East Asian Languages and Culture, Indiana University)

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Title: Processing Prenominal Relative Clauses in Mandarin Chinese: Forms and Functions

Time: 12:00 – 1:15 PM

Place: AGSCI 220
The last 15 years of research on Chinese relative clause processing have indicated both promising directions as well as puzzles. This talk reviews the landscape of these findings and how this line of research sheds light on the processing of head-final structures. Among the many questions regarding the forms and functions of prenominal relative clauses in Mandarin, I will discuss the following three from a sentence processing perspective: 1) What is the discourse function of prenominal relative clauses in terms of restrictiveness and contrastiveness?, 2) What do comparisons between different types of relative clauses in Chinese illuminate?, and 3) What is the role of working memory in processing prenominal relative clauses?


Check our Website for more information about the speaker and for this semester’s schedule: http://www.ling.hawaii.edu/tuesday-seminar-series

Amy Schafer (aschafer@nullhawaii.edu) & Gyu-Ho Shin (ghshin@nullhawaii.edu)
Tuesday Seminar Coordinator & Tuesday Seminar Graduate Assistant

MA Student Daniel Lin earns Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

Kudos and congratulations to 1st-year MA student Daniel Lin, who has won the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, a nine-month fellowship to study and conduct field research in Taiwan during the 2017-18 academic year.

The mission of the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship is:

To encourage international students and individuals to undertake Mandarin Chinese language study in Taiwan, the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) established the Ministry Of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) Program in 2005. While providing language study opportunities for Mandarin Chinese and to learn about Taiwan’s culture at certified university or college-affiliated Mandarin training centers.

Good work Dan!