Chien-Jer Charles Lin « Faculty
Assistant Professor, EALC
Goodbody Hall 221
- PhD, University of Arizona, 2006
- Chinese linguistics
- Sentence processing, Tonal processing
- Linguistic anthropology
Courses Recently Taught
- EALC C 421/520, Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
- EALC C505, Chinese Syntax & Semantics
- EALC C600, Seminar on Chinese Language, Culture, and Cognition
- EALC E301, Chinese Language and Culture
- EALC E350 East Asian Language and Cognition
- EALC E600, East Asian Psycholinguistics
- EALC E600, Seminar on Sentence Processing
Awards and Distinctions
- Young Scholar Award on Interdisciplinary Research from the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL), May 2010
- International Young Scholar Award, PACLIC-19, 2005
- Dissertation Scholarship, Ministry of Education, TAIWAN, 2005-2006
- Fulbright Scholarship, 2001-2003
- Chao Yuan-Ren Foundation Scholarship, 2001
- Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2008). The processing foundation of head-final relative clauses. Language and Linguistics 9, 813-38.
- Lin, Chien-Jer Charles, & Ahrens, Kathleen. (2010). Ambiguity advantage revisited: Two meanings are better than one when accessing Chinese nouns. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 39, 1-19.
- Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2011). “Processing (in)alienable possessions at the syntax-semantics interface.” In Raffaella Folli, & Christiane Ulbrich (eds.) Interfaces in Linguistics: New Research Perspectives (pp. 351-367). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Lin, Chien-Jer Charles & Bever, Thomas G. (2011). “Garden Path in the Processing of Head-Final Relative Clauses.” In Hiroko Hashimoto, Jerry Packard, & Yuki Hirose (eds.) Processing and Producing Head-Final Structures (pp.277-297). New York, NY: Springer.
- Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2012). "Distinguishing grammatical and processing explanations of syntactic acceptability." In James Myers (ed.) In Search of Grammar: Experimental and Corpus-Based Studies (pp. 119-137). Language and Linguistics Monograph Series 48. Academia Sinica, Taipei.
- Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2013). "Thematic templates and the comprehension of relative clauses." In Montserrat Sanz, Itziar Laka, & Michael K. Tanenhaus (eds.) Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis of Linguistic Structures (pp. 141-148). Oxford Studies in Biolinguistics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
- Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (2014). "Effect of thematic order on the comprehension of Chinese relative clauses." Lingua 140, 180-206.
- Lin, Chien-Jer Charles. (accepted). "Comprehension of Chinese relative clauses." In C.-T. James Huang, James Myers, & Rint Sybesma (eds.) Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics. Brill.
- Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching and Collaboration Short Term Faculty Fellowship, Indiana University (2014). Project title: The influence of non-alphabetic orthography on Mandarin speech perception.
- Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Junior Scholar Grant (2013). Project title: Restrictiveness and Chinese relative clauses: Perspectives from sentence processing.
- Faculty Research Support Program, Indiana University (2011-2013). Project title: Floating thematic templates and Chinese sentence comprehension.
Charles Lin is assistant professor of Chinese linguistics at the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and adjunct assistant professor at the Department of Linguistics and the Cognitive Science Program. He directs the Language and Cognition Lab, where research on the interface between grammar and cognition is conducted. His lab is equipped for behavioral and neurolinguistic experiments (e.g., EEG). His main research interests include processing dependencies in head-final relative clauses (in particular, the comprehension and production of Chinese relative clauses), processing issues in syntactic theorization, processing resultative verb compounds, mass/count distinctions in a classifier language, the representation and processing of lexical ambiguity, and the perception and acquisition of Chinese vowels and tones in relation to phonetic orthography.