Chien-Jer Charles Lin

Chien-Jer Charles Lin

Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures

Director of Graduate Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures

  • (812) 855-5180
  • Global and International Studies Building 2073
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  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2006


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 thematic role orders (such as in relative clauses and 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. He welcomes students interested in (East Asian) language processing to join his research team.

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