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Talks

An overview of talks I have given over the years. If you have any questions or comments about any of them, please feel free to contact me. Talks are ordered by year.

Upcoming

語言的復活與保護 [Language revival and protection]. Talk at the Tainan Pingpu Siraya Culture Association, Tainan, 18 December 2022.

Immersive research in a multicultural Taiwan. Talk at the Office of International Affairs, National Chengchi University, Taipei, 16 December 2022.

2022

Itu, a curious Bunun word. Talk at the Mini-workshop on Austronesian Linguistics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 19 November 2022.

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Encoding traditional botanical knowledge in names of locations: The case of Bunun, Taiwan. Talk at the Food & Society's Symposium and Workshop 2022: Shaping Sustainable Food Systems, Asia Pacific Food Studies Network, Kuching, Malaysia, 27-29 October 2022.

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Taiwanese edible plants and indigenous knowledge systems. Talk (with Courtney Work & Yixiang Wang)at the Food & Society's Symposium and Workshop 2022: Shaping Sustainable Food Systems, Asia Pacific Food Studies Network, Kuching, Malaysia, 27-29 October 2022.

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The abstraction of space in Central Bunun locative nominalizations. Talk at the 15th Researching and Applying Metaphor Conference: The Social Impact of Metaphor, University of Bialystok, Poland, 21-24 September 2022.

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Layers of place names in a Paiwan village. Talk (with Yixiang Wang) at the First International Symposium on Research and Community Service (1st ISRECoS) / The 2022 International Conference on The Austronesian and Papuan Worlds (ICAPaW), Bengkulu University, Indonesia, 9-10 September 2022.

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田野調查經驗分享 [Fieldwork experiences]. Guest lecture at the College of Hakka Studies, National Central University, Taoyuan, 13 May 2022.

2021

The complexity of verbal morphology in Takbanuaz Bunun and limits on reliable inference. Talk at the 15th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (15-ICAL), Palacký University, Olomouc Olomouc, Czechia, 28 June - 2 July 2021.

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2020

Translating God: A comparison of Bunun, Atayal and Paiwan Bible translations. Talk at the 2020 年基督教宣教士文史國際學術研討會 [2020 International Conference on the History of Christian Protestant Missionaries], CCH International Education and Training Center, Chuanghua, Taiwan, 24-25 September 2020.

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2019

Verb classification in Bunun: A comparison of the two Central dialects. Talk at the Workshop on Verb Classes in Formosan Languages, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 15-16 November 2019.

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Bias in linguistic description: Ideals and reality. Keynote lecture at the 2019 International Graduate Research Symposium, University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, 26 October 2019.

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On the problem of categorization. Workshop at the 2019 International Graduate Research Symposium, University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, 25 October 2019.

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田野調查方法論:理想與事實 [Fieldwork methodology: Ideals and reality]. Talk at the round table discussion田野研究方法面面觀:語言學與語言人類學的對話 [Aspects of fieldwork methods: A dialogue between linguistics and anthropology] at the 2019 Yearly Meeting of the Taiwan Society for Anthropology and Ethnology, Academia Sinica, 28-29 September 2019.

The noun-verb distinction in Bunun. Talk at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Leipzig, Germany, 21-24 August 2019.

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The curious case of nominal markers in (Central) Bunun dialects. Talk at the Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics (QLVL) Research Unit, University of Leuven, Belgium, 7 February 2019.

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2018

荷蘭語在比利時的政治現況:真實與想像歷史 [The real and imagined history of the status of the Dutch language in Belgium]. Talk at the International Conference on Revitalization of the Hakka Language and Minority Languages, Hakka Affairs Council, Taipei, Taiwan, 15-16 December 2018.

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The Indigenous languages of Taiwan in a Pacific context. Talk at the University of Languages and International Studies, Hanoi, Vietnam, 28 September 2018.

Fieldwork linguistics, language education, and local culture in indigenous communities in Taiwan. Talk at the Institute of Linguistics, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam, 27 September 2018.

2017

Nominal markers in Bunun dialects. Talk at the 12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT), The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 12-14 December 2017.

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Indigenous cultures and languages of Taiwan. Guest lecture at the Center of Chinese Language and Culture, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan, 11 July 2017.

Nominalization in Isbukun Bunun by Lilian Li-ying Li: Comments. Commentary at the Workshop on Issues on the Morphosyntax of Chinese and Austronesian Languages from a Typological Perspective, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 23 February 2017.

2016

Aboriginal History, Culture and Society in Taiwan. Guest Lecture at the Center of Chinese Language and Culture, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, 14 October 2016.

Indigenous cultures and languages of Taiwan. Guest lecture at the Center of Chinese Language and Culture, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, 4 August 2016.

Introducing God to the indigenous people of Taiwan. Talk at the Pacific History Association 22st Biennial Conference (PHA 2016), University of Guam, Guam, 19-21 May 2016

Bunun language and culture: Tradition vs. the present. Guest lecture at National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan, 6 May 2016

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語言學與田野調查:差不多不夠好 [Linguistics and fieldwork: More or less OK is not good enough.] Guest lecture at National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan, 6 May 2016

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Referential cohesion and textual variation in Bunun. Invited talk at the Third International Workshop on Information Structure of Austronesian Languages, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan, 18-20 February 2016

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2015

Semantic and morphosyntactic idiosyncrasies in the Bunun Bible translation. Talk at the Thirteenth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (13-ICAL), Taipei, Taiwan, 18-23 July 2015

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The role of Bunun deixis in information structure: An initial assessment. Invited talk at the International Workshop on Information Structure of Austronesian Languages, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan, 11-13 February 2015

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2014

基督教與布農語:宗教如何影響少數民族語言 [Christianity and the Bunun language: A discussion]. Invited talk at the College of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, 26 December 2014.

Linguistic consequences of the introduction of Christianity among indigenous communities in Taiwan. Talk at the Fifth International Conference on Translation and Cross-Culture Movement, Interaction, Motivation: Opening Up Multicultural Space, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, 15 November 2014.

Indigenous languages, traditional culture and the introduction of Christianity in Taiwan. Talk at the Pacific History Association 21st Biennial Conference, National Taiwan University & Taitung University, Taiwan, 3-6 December 2014.

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2013

Information structure in Takivatan Bunun, with special attention to the role of ellipsis. Invited talk at the International Workshop on Information Structure of Austronesian Languages, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan, 13-15 December 2013.

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Linguistic descriptive bias and the nature of grammar. Talk at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 8 November 2013.

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What we don’t see we see and don’t see: Selection bias in linguistic description. Talk at the 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-12), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 23-28 June 2013.

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Beyond constructions: Takivatan Bunun predicate-argument structure, grammatical coherence, and the nature of linguistic evidence. Talk at the NTU Workshop on Discourse and Grammar: Constructions and the Lexicon in Formosan Languages, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1 June 2013.

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Introduction to the Bunun language. Guest lecture in the course Languages of Taiwan at National Tsinghua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 11 May 2013.

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The influence of Christianity on the Bunun language - A preliminary overview. Invited talk at the International Workshop on 'Special Genres' in and around Indonesia, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan, 17-19 February 2013.

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2012

Expressions of time, place and manner in Bunun and a cross-linguistic typology of adverbials. Talk at the Twelfth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (12ICAL), Bali, Indonesia, 2-6 July 2012.

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Bunun auxiliaries in a Formosan perspective. Talk at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 26-30 June 2012.

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2011

The Shifting Sands of Time Variable grammatical behaviour of time words in Takivatan Bunun. Talk at the Workshop on the Representation of Time in Asian Languages (WRTAL 2011), Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 26-28 October 2011.

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Introduction to the Bunun language. Lecture in Hsiu-chuan Liao's course Languages of Taiwan at National Tsinghua University, Taiwan, 14 May 2011.

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2010

The rise and fall of a Bunun village. Talk at the Conference Spatial Cultures and Cultural Spaces in Taiwan: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, University of Melbourne, Australia, 9-10 December 2010.

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Beyond the causative continuum. Talk at the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 3 December 2010.

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Causative and associative morphology in Takivatan Bunun. Talk at the 2010 Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 7-9 July 2010.

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On the status of Takivatan Bunun, an Austronesian language from Taiwan [台湾布农语丹社群方言的状况]. Talk at the 3rd Conference on Heritage Maintenance for Endangered Languages, Yuxi Normal University, Yunnan, China, 10-13 June 2010.

Some problems with transitivity in Takivatan Bunun. Talk at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 9 February, 2010.

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2009

Argument alignment in Takivatan Bunun: Many questions, some answers. Talk at National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, November 18, 2009.

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Doing fieldwork: personal experiences. Talk at National Chi Nan University, Taiwan, November 17, 2009.

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Bound demonstratives in Takivatan Bunun. Talk at National Chi Nan University, Taiwan, November 16, 2009.

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Doing things together in Takivatan Bunun. Presentation at the Workshop on Coordination and Comitativity in Austronesian Languages. Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, November 7-8, 2009.

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The semantics of space in Takivatan Bunun. Presentation at the Australian Linguistic Society Conference 2009 (ALS 2009). La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, July 9-11, 2009.

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Language Workshop. Flemish-Dutch. RCLT, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, May 29, 2009.

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The Wondrous and Mysterious Case of Argument Alignment and Transitivity in Takivatan Bunun. Presentation at RCLT, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, May 14, 2009.

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2007

Word-class changing derivation in Takivatan Bunun. Presentation at RCLT, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, May 30, 2007.

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Classificatory prefixes in Takivatan Bunun. Presentation at RCLT, La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia, February 3, 2007.

2006

The semantics of clause linking: Takivatan Bunun. Presentation at the Local RCLT workshop on the semantics of clause linking. RCLT, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, October 11, 2006.

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Some aspects of Takivatan-Bunun. Talk at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, March 2, 2006.

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2003

K.U.Leuven summarization system - DUC 2003. Presentation at the Document Understanding Conference 2003 (DUC 2003). Edmonton, Canada, May 31 & June 1, 2003.

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Software ter ondersteuning van het opstellen van wetgeving. [Software for supporting legislative drafting]. Presentation at the Jurix lectures. V.U. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Wednesday May 21, 2003.

2002

Semantic case role detection for information extraction. Poster presentation at the Nineteenth International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2002). Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, August 24 - September 1, 2002.

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Systemen die het opstellen van wetgeving ondersteunen. [Systems for legislative drafting]. Presentation at the Studiedag Digitale Wetgeving [Workshop Digital Legislation]. K.U.Leuven, Belgium, May 31, 2002.

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Extraction of semantic case roles. Presentation at the Studiedag: inductie van grammatica's en kennisextractie [Workshop: Grammar induction and information extraction]. Kasterlee, Belgium, April 26, 2002.