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Peer-Reviewed Articles:

2016 An LFG analysis of pronominal binding in Mandarin Chinese, In Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America, Vol. 1, Article 2:1-15. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/plsa.v1i0.3646 [downlaod article here]
2016 Teaching Linguistics to Supplement the Implementation of the Five Cs, In Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, Vol 18, pp. 1-24. DOI 10.10118/issn.1930-9031.2016.03.08 [downlaod article here]
2015 Chinese: A Linguistic Introduction, by Chaofen Sun (review article), In Chinese as a Second Language: The Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association-US, Vol 50, No. 3, pp. 95-100. [find the article here]
2015 Musicality meets tonality: A Tonal Congruence Index (ITG) for Chinese vocal music, Proceedings of the 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-27), edited by Hongyin Tao et al., Vol 2, pp. 322-339. [download article here]
2007 The semantics of wh-questions with the verbal “how” in Mandarin, In Proceedings of the Sixteenth Amsterdam Colloquium, edited by M. Aloni, P. Dekker, and F. Roelofsen, pp. 67-72. [download article here]
2005 “直接统治”与第三人称代词“他”的句内所指规则 (Direct C-Command and the Intra-sentential Co-reference Rules of 3rd Person Pronoun “ta” in Chinese), In 汉语语法研究的新拓展2 (New Explorations in the Research of Chinese Grammar Vol 2) , edited by Jingmin Shao and Jingguang Lu, Zhejiang Education Publishing House, Hangzhou, China. (co-authored with Yang Shen 沈阳) [find the article here]
2004 “直接统制”与“他”的句内所指规则 (Direct C-Command and the Intrasentential Co-reference Rules of 3rd Person Pronoun “ta” in Chinese), In 中国语文 (The Journal of Chinese), 1:16-29, Beijing, China. (co-authored with Yang Shen 沈阳) [find the article here]
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Conferences & Workshops:

2017 A Formal Semantic Analysis of Two Types of Locative-to-Aspect Grammaticalization Paths. Presented on October 14, 2017 at the "Meaning in Flux: connecting development, variation, and change" workshop, at Yale University, New Haven, CT. [download slides]
2017 A Formal Study of Extensional Broadening in Historical Semantics. Presented on August 3, 2017 at The 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics. University of Texas, San Antonio [download slides]
2017 A Formal Semantic Analysis of the Grammaticalization of the Durative Aspect Marker zài in Chinese. Presented on July 31, 2017 at The 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics. University of Texas, San Antonio [download slides]
2017 The Diversity of Chinese Dialects: A Digital Linguistic Landscape Perspective. Presented on June 16, 2017 at The 29th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-29). NJ: Rutgers University. [download slides]
2017 A Historical Comparative View on Contemporary Language Policy in China. Presented on March 18, 2017 at The Fourth Biennial Conference “Forging Linguistic Identities: Language in the Nation, the Region & the World”, Towson University, Towson, MD. [download slides]
2016 Historical sources of alveolar-velar correspondences in Chinese dialects. Presented on August 9, 2016 at The 8th International Conference in Evolutionary Linguistics (CIEL-8), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. [download slides]
2016 A Pedagogical Study of Collaborative Reading Strategies. Presented on April 3, 2016 at the 2nd CLTA International Symposium on Chinese Language Teaching and Learning. University of Maryland, College Park, MD. [download slides]
2016 An LFG Analysis of Pronominal Binding in Mandarin Chinese. Poster presented on January 9, 2016 at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Washington DC. [download poster]
2015 Two Nominalization Approaches and the Acquisition of the Attributive DE-phrase. Presented on May 9, 2015 at the First International Forum on Linguistics in Chinese Education. University of California, Davis: Davis, CA. [download slides]
2015 Areal Linguistics and the Five C’s. Presented on April 25, 2015 at the 18th National Council of Less Commonly Taught Language Conference (2015 NCOLCTL Conference). Herndon, VA. [download slides]
2015 Musicality Meets Tonality: A Tonal Congruence Index (ITG) for Chinese Vocal Music. Presented on April 3, 2015 at the 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL 27). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles. [download slides]
2015 New Media as Channels for Linguistic Diversity: A Case Study of Chinese. Presented on March 15, 2015 at the 2015 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT 2015 Theme: Diversity and Super-Diversity, Sociocultural Linguistic Perspectives). Washington, DC: Georgetown University. [download slides]
2014 Mandarin “Weishenme” (“Why”) As an In-situ Focus Particle. Presented on May 2, 2014 at the 22nd International Association of Chinese Linguistics and 26th North America Conference on Chinese Linguistics joint meeting, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. [download slides]
2014 Universal Concord and Two Types of Universal Constructions in Chinese. Presented on March 16, 2014 at the Chinese Linguistics Workshop in the Washington Metropolitan Area, Washington DC. [download slides ]
2012 Two Nominalization Approaches and the Acquisition of the Attributive DE. Presented on November 12, 2012 at the 1st Maryland International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. [download slides]
2011 A recursive phonology interface for Wh-F Alternative Semantics. (co-authored with Mats Rooth) Accepted as an Alternate Talk and presented as a poster on May 21, 2011 at the 21st Semantics and Linguistic Theory, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. [download handout]
2008 The Semantics of Manner How Questions. Presented on January 4, 2008 at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Chicago, IL. [ download slides ]
2007 On the Semantics of Verbal “How” Questions in Mandarin. Presented on December 19, 2007 at the 2007 Amsterdam Colloquium, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. [ download slides ]
2007 The Semantics of Predicative “zenme” Questions in Chinese. Presented on May 25, 2007 at the 15th International Association of Chinese Linguistics and 18th North America Conference on Chinese Linguistics joint meeting, Columbia University, New York, USA. [download slides]
2007 The Semantics of Non-argument Questions and Its Applications. Presented on April 21, 2007 at the “Upstate Corridor” Linguistic Workshop at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. [download slides]
2004 “Direct C-command” and the Intra-Sentential Co-reference Rules of 3rd Person Pronoun “ta” in Chinese. (co-authored with Yang Shen) Presented on une 18, 2004 at the 12th International Association of Chinese Linguistics Conference, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. [download slides]
2001 On the Order of Raising. Presented on June 2, 2001 at the 1st International Conference of Formal Linguistics (China), Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China. [download paper]
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Invited Talks:

2016 An Archival Study on Linguistic Reforms in Pre-Modern East Asia. Presented on April 30, 2016 at Border-Crossing in the East Asian Cultural Sphere Symposium. George Washington University, Washington, DC. [download paper and slides ]
2016 Chinese Dialects: Fact and Fantasy. Presented on March 31, 2016 at the Chinese Dialects Workshop, organized by the Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc., George Washington University, Washington, DC. [download slides]
2015 Lexicalized Constraints on Pronominal Binding in Chinese. Presented on October 16, 2015 at at the Department of Linguistics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. [download slides]
2015 To chē or to jū: Literary Misreading and Historical Reconstruction. Brown-bag talk given on January 16, 2015 at he Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. [download slides]
2015 Mandatory Mandarin: An Archival Study of Qing Dynasty Language Policy Public lecture given on January 15, 2015 at Western Michigan University, sponsored by the Timothy Light Center for Chinese Studies. Kalamazoo, Michigan. [download slides]
2013 Tones, Poetics and Musicality: principles of tonal accommodation in Chinese vocal music Presented on March 25, 2013 at the School of Modern Languages, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. [download slides]
2013 Tones, Poetics and Musicality: principles of tonal accommodation in Chinese vocal music Presented on January 28, 2013 at the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland. [download slides]
2012 Teaching areal linguistics and ACTFL Five C’s. Presented on April 24, 2012 at the workshop on teaching linguistics in areal studies departments, held at the Language Center of the George Washington University. [download slides]
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Manuscripts:

Please check my Academia.edu page for the latest manuscripts: