Chien-Jer Charles Lin « Faculty
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Assistant Professor, EALC
Goodbody Hall 245
- PhD, University of Arizona, 2006
- Chinese linguistics
- Sentence processing, Tonal processing
- Linguistic anthropology
Courses Recently Taught
- EALC C301/533, Third Year Chinese 1
- EALC C302/534, Third Year Chinese 2
- EALC E600, East Asian Psycholinguistics
- EALC C421/520, Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
- EALC C505, Readings in Chinese Linguistics: Chinese Syntax & Semantics
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. (in press). “Processing (in)alienable possessions at the syntax-semantics interface.” In Raffaella Folli, & Christiane Ulbrich (eds.) Researching Interfaces in Linguistics. Oxford University Press.
- Lin, Chien-Jer Charles & Bever, Thomas G. (in press). “Garden Path in the Processing of Head-Final Relative Clauses.” In Hiroko Hashimoto, Jerry Packard, & Yuki Hirose (eds.) Processing and Producing Head-Final Structures. Springer.
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 at IU, where research on the interface between grammar and cognition is conducted. His research interests include the processing of head-final relative clauses both within and out of contexts, possessive relations in terms of alienability at the syntax/semantics interface, processing issues in syntactic theorization, mass/count distinctions in a classifier language, the representation and processing of lexical ambiguity, and the perception and acquisition of Chinese vowels and tones.