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Department of Linguistics

Yun-Hsin Chang (Funmi)

Ministry of Education Certificate of Qualification to Teach Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language (Taiwan), MA (SOAS), L.L.B (Soochow University)

Overview

Yun-Hsin Chang
Name:
Yun-Hsin Chang (Funmi)
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Thesis title:
Tense-Aspect-Modality System in Yoruba
Internal Supervisors

Biography

Yun-Hsin (Funmi) received an L.L.B. from Soochow University in Taiwan. She pursued an independent study on Chinese character recognition in the department of psychology as an undergraduate, studied ethnology at National Chengchi University and conducted fieldwork on the ethnic attire of the Yi people in Sichuan. She also studied Syntax of Austronesian languages at the Graduate Institute of Linguistics in the National Taiwan University as a non-degree objective student. One of her hobbies is to observe linguistic phenomena through learning languages. She had the following languages as course work:
Modern Japanese / 3 years, Advanced Reading in Japanese Law / 1 year, Classical Japanese / 1 year, German / 3 years, Latin / 3 years, Attic Greek / 2 years, Old Testament Hebrew / 2 years, French / 1 year, Spanish / 1 year.

PhD Research

Yun-Hsin (Funmi) is work on a descriptive grammar of Yoruba as part of her PhD project. Her primary focus of research is on the interaction between TAM system and discourse in Yoruba. She also partakes in fieldwork research of multiple Asian and African languages, including Yoruba, Ayere, Zulu, Somali, Amharic, Mongolian, and Bunun. Her other research interests are neurolinguistics, linguistic typology, L2 teaching methods and descriptive grammar writing methodology.

Research

TAM Marking, Typology, Cognitive Studies and Neuro-Science

Language as Research/Fieldwork Subject
Bunun / 2010-, Mongolian / 1 year, Yoruba / 2010-, Ayere / 2010-, Zulu / 1 year, Somali / 1 year, Amharic / 1 year

Language as Course Work
Modern Japanese / 3 years, Advanced Reading in Japanese Law / 1 year, Classical Japanese / 1 year, German / 3 years, Latin / 3 years, Attic Greek / 2 years, Old Testament Hebrew / 2 years, French / 1 year, Spanish / 1 year