PROFILE

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES

2016 ~ current Associate Professor, Dept. of Applied Foreign Languages/ Language Center
National United University, Taiwan
2009 ~ 2016 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Applied Foreign Languages/ Language Center
National United University, Taiwan
2008 ~ 2009 Consultant, Writing Center
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
2007 ~ 2008 Visiting Fellow
Harvard University, Dept. of Linguistics
2006 ~ 2007 Lecturer, Chinese Department,
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
2004 ~ 2005 Lecturer, Center for Teacher Education,
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
2002 ~ 2006 Lecturer, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literature,
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
2001 ~ 2007 Lecturer, Language Center,
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.
2001 ~ 2004 Lecturer, Dept. of Foreign Languages,
Presbyterian Bible College, Taiwan.

EDUCATION

B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature (June 1992)

Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Journal Review for:

- Concentric
- Global Hakka Studies
- IBERIA
- International Journal of Chinese Linguistics (IJChL)
- Journal of East Asian Linguistics (JEAL)
- Language and Linguistics
- Lingua
- Journal of Linguistics
- Studies in Chinese Linguistics
- Taiwan Journal of Linguistics (TJL)
- UST Working Papers in Linguistics (USTWPL)

RESEARCH GRANTS

2016 Project Title: On the Position of ReasonP
Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST 105-2410-H-239-013)
2015 Project Title: Reason WHAT and Its Kin: A Crosslinguistic Perspective
Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST 104-2410-H-239-005)
2014 Project Title: On the Intervention Effects of the Atypical Wh-expressions in Mandarin Chinese
Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST 103-2410-H-239-010)
2013 Project Title: Null Subject, Topic Drop, and MCP
National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC 102-2410-H-239-002)
2012 Project Title: Reinvestigating the Ka7-construction in Taiwan Southern Min
National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC 101-2410-H-239-015)
2011 Project Title: Reinvestigating Null Subject Phenomena in Mandarin Chinese
National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC 99-2410-H-239-001)
2010 Project Title: A Cross-linguistic Study of Wh-intervention Effects
National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC 99-2410-H-239-001)

PUBLICATIONS

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2016) "Decomposing Polysemy: A Structural Perspective from the Ka-construction in Taiwan Southern Min," International Journal of Chinese Linguistics, Volume 3, Issue 1, 132-159.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2015) “Locating Wh-intervention Effects at CP,” In Essays in the Cartography of Chinese Syntax, ed., Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai. Oxford University Press. Vol. 11, 153-186.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2014) “Chinese Null Subjects: A View from the Top,” in Huang, C.-T. James and Feng-hsi Liu, eds., Peaches and Plums, Language and Linguistics Monograph Series 54, 227-253, Academia Sinica, Taipei. (Published: July 24, 2014)

Takita, Kensuke and Barry C.-Y. Yang. (2014) On Multiple Wh-Questions with ‘Why’ in Japanese and Chinese. Japanese Syntax in Comparative Perspective, ed. by Mamoru Saito, 206-227. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press. (Published: May 29, 2014)

Tomohiro, Fujii, Kensuke Takita, Barry C.-Y. Yang, and Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai. (2014) “Comparative Remarks on Wh-adverbials In-situ in Japanese and Chinese,” in Japanese Syntax in Comparative Perspective, ed., Mamoru Saito. Oxford University Press. (Published: May 29, 2014)

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2012) “Intervention Effects and Wh-construals,” Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Volume 21, Issue 1, 43-87.

Yang, Barry Chung-Yu (2007) "Intervention Effect, Wh-movement, and Focus," UST Working Papers in Linguistics, UST Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 3, 95-108.

Takita, K., Fuji, C. & Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2007) "Wh-Questions in Chinese and Japanese I: Anti-Crossing and Anti-Superiority," Nanzan Linguistics, Special Issue 1, Vol. 1, 99-112.

Yang, Barry Chung-Yu (2006) "Syntactic Sturcture of Ka-Construction in Taiwanese Southern Min," UST Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 2, 141-171.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2006) "On wh-nominal/adverb Interaction and Left Periphery," Nanzan Linguistics, Special Issue 1, Vol. 2, 165-186.

Yang, Barry Chung-Yu (2005) "Subject Specificity, Predicate Distributivity, and Scope Interpretation in Mandarin Chinese," Taiwan Journal of Linguistics Vol. 3-1, 133-173.

CONFERENCE TALKS

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2017) “On the Existence of SAP,” The 19th Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar (SICOGG 19), Seoul National University, Seoul, August 09-11, 2017.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2017) “Mapping Speech Act onto Syntax: Evidence from Mandarin Chinese,” The Japanese Society for Language Sciences 19th Annual International Conference (JSLS2017), Kyoto Women’s University, Kyoto, July 1-2, 2017.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2017) “Rethinking Wh-island,’ GLOW in Asia X, poster session, National University of Singapore, Singapore, February 20–22.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2016) “Two Types of Sentence-final Adjunct WHAT,” The 7th International Conference on Formal Linguistics (ICFL-7), Nankai University, Tianjin, December 2-4, 2016.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2016) “Wh-island and D-linking,” The Japanese Society for Language Sciences 18th Annual International Conference (JSLS2016), University of Tokyo, Tokyo, June 4-5, 2016.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2015) “On the Position of ReasonP,” International Workshop on Syntactic Cartography, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, December 6-7, 2015.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2015) “What for’ and Adjunct ‘What’,” The 10th International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics (TEAL-10), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, June 13-14, 2015.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2014) “Shenme gen Shenme “What and What””, The 10th Workshop on Formal Syntax & Semantics (FOSS-10), National Quemoy University, Kinmen, Nov. 22-23, 2014.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2014) “When a Question Becomes Unquestionable”, The 6th International Conference on Formal Linguistics (ICFL-2014), Tsinghua University, Beijing, Nov. 8-9, 2014.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2014) “Deriving the Illocutionary Force”, The 10th GLOW in Asia (GLOW in Asia X), National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, May 24-26, 2014.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2014) “Beyond Interrogativity”, IACL-22 & NACCL-26 Joint Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, May 2-4, 2014.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2013) “On the Speaker Force of Atypical Wh-expressions”, The 8th International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics (TEAL-8), National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, June 4-5, 2013.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2013) “Topic Drop and MCP”, The 87th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Boston, MA, Jan. 3-6, 2013.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2012) “Licensing Extra-argumentality”, International Conference on Bilingualism and Comparative Linguistics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, May 15-16, 2012.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2011) “Topic Intervention”, the 5th International Conference on Formal Linguistics, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, Dec. 10-12, 2011.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2011) “Revisiting the Ka-construction in Taiwan Southern Min,” the 12th Conference on Min Languages, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Nov. 5-6, 2011.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2011) " Developing an Easy-Access Diagnostics for the Pretest of Remedial Instruction”, to be presented at The 28th International Conference on English Teaching and Learning in the R.O.C., National Taichung University of Education, Taichung, May 14-15, 2011.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2011) "On the Pretest of the Remedial Instruction”, 2011 International Conference and Workshop on TEFL & Applied Linguistics, Ming Chuan University, Taoyuan, March 10-12, 2011.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2011) "On Topic/Focus Agreement and Movement”, the 37th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics, Feb.12-13, 2011.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2010) "Licensing Null Subjects”, GLOW in Asia VIII, Beijing Language and Culture University, Aug. 12-14, 2010.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2010) "Null Subjects Revisited”, IACL-18 & NACCL-22, Harvard University, May 20-22, 2010.

Yang, Barry C.-Y., Liching Hung, Cara Hsu, Ji-Tai Jiang, and Ivy Jiang (2010) "Computer-based Language Diagnosis and Authenticity”, 2010 International Conference and Workshop on TEFL & Applied Linguistics, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, March 12-13, 2010.

Yang, Barry C.-Y., Liching Hung, Cara Hsu, Ji-Tai Jiang, and Ivy Jiang (2010) " Building Up an Interface of English Language Counseling”, 2010 International Conference on Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, April 15-17, 2010.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2009) "Two Types of Intervention Effects," paper presented at GLOW in Asia VII, The English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U), Hyderabad, India.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2008) "Focus Intervention Effects as Minimality Effects," NELS-39, Cornell University, NY, November 7-9, 2008.

Takita, K, Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2007) "Feature Valuation and Antisuperiority," paper presented at GLOW in Asia, Chinese University of Hong Kong, December 27-29, 2007.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2007) "Intervention Effects in the Left Periphery," poster session, Connecticut-Siena-Nanzan Joint Workshop on Linguistic Theory and Language Acquisition, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, Feb. 20-21, 2007.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2006) "Intervention Effects and Left Periphery," paper presented at 8th Seoul International Conference On Generative Grammar, Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, August 9-12, 2006.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2006) "A Note on Island Repair," paper presented at 2006 KALS-KASELL International Conference on English Language and Linguistics, National Pusan University, 29-30 June, 2006.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2006) "The Nature of Intervention Effects," IACL-14&IsCLL-10, May 25-29, 2006, Academia Sinica, Taipei.

Yuan, Hua-Hung and Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2006) "Bare Noun and Telicity," IACL-14&IsCLL-10, May 25-29, 2006, Academia Sinica, Taipei.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2005) "Indefinite and Temporal Reference," paper presented at 7th Seoul International Conference On Generative Grammar (SICOGG7), Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea, August 8-11, 2005.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2005) "Aspect as an Intervener," paper presented at 3rd TEAL Workshop, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, July 22-23, 2005.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2005) "Taiwanese Ka-Construction: From Coordination to Complementation," paper presented at 2005 National Conference on Linguistics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 2-3, 2005.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2005) "Aspect as an Intervener," paper presented at IACL-13, Leiden University, June 9-11, 2005.

Yang, Barry C.-Y. (2004) "Specificity and Temporal Reference," poster for the 2nd TEAL Workshop, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Yang, Barry Chung-Yu (2003) "Subject Specificity, Predicate Distributivity, and Scope Interpretation in Mandarin Chinese," paper presented at 2003 National Conference on Linguistics (NCL-2003), National Kaoshung Normal University, Kaoshung, Taiwan, June 27, 2003.

Tsai, W.-T. Dylan and Barry C.-Y. Yang (2002) "On Licensing Universal Quantification in Mandarin Chinese," paper presented in the 11th Annual Meeting of International Association of Chinese Linguistics, Aichi Prefectural University, Nagoya, Japan, August 20-22, 2002.

Yang, Barry Chung-Yu (2002) "On Mei…Dou Construction and Its Scope Interpretation," paper presented at 2002 National Conference on Linguistics (NCL-2002), Providence University, Taichung, Taiwan, July 1-2, 2002.

Yang, Barry Chung-Yu (2002) "On the Licensing of Quantificational Force," paper presented at NACCL-14, University of Arizona, May 17-19, 2002.

Liou, Hsien-Chin and Barry Chung-Yu Yang (2002) "Building a Virtual Community MOO for Pre-service English Teachers," paper presented at CETL-19, Shi-Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 8-9, 2002.

Yang, Barry Chung-Yu (2002) "Licensing Conditions on Chinese NPI Renhe 'Any'," paper presented at UTASCIL-9, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, U.S.A., Feb. 21-22, 2002.

Yang, Barry Chung-Yu (2001) "Indefinite Wh - A Corpus-Based Study," paper presented at 2001 National Conference on Linguistics (NCL-2001), National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 1-2, 2001.