FELLOWSHIPS / GRANTS / HONORS


GRANTS

  • Principal Investigator, “On the typology of grammatical alignment patterns, and the interactions and interdependencies of grammatical alignment, transitivity, information structure and referent saliency”. Nanyang Technological University Academic Research Tier 1 grant, S$90,000.
  • Principal Investigator, “Grammar, texts, and dictionary of the Rawang language of Kachin State, Myanmar”, Nanyang Technological University Start-up Grant, S$100,000.
  • Principal Investigator, “On the typology of grammatical alignment patterns, and the interactions and interdependencies of grammatical alignment, transitivity, information structure and referent saliency”, ROC National Science Council Chair Professor Fellowship and Research Grant, 2012-2014 (cut short after five months because of move to NTU—project refunded there).
  • Principal Investigator, “Rawang-Dulong-Anong Language and Culture Website”, La Trobe University e-Research Grant for development of electronic resources, 2011.
  • Co-Investigator, “Noun-Modifying Constructions in Languages of Eurasia: Reshaping theoretical and geographical boundaries”, Stanford University Presidential Fund for Innovation in the Humanities Grant, 2008-2011 (PI: Yoshiko Matsumoto).
  • Co-Investigator, “Stance Marking in Asian Languages: Linguistic and Cultural Perspectives”, Hong Kong RGC General Research Fund (GRF) 2010-2013 (PI: YAP Foong Ha).
  • Professorial Start-up Grant, La Trobe University, 2004-2007 (AU$40,000/year).
  • Principal Investigator, “Qiang Language Dialect Atlas Project”, Hong Kong Research Grants Council Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (CERG) Project No. 9040777, 2002-2004.
  • Principal Investigator for “Qiang Language Dialect Atlas Project”, Strategic Research Grant from City University of Hong Kong, 2001-2002. (pilot for CERG)
  • Principal Investigator for “Comparative Tibeto-Burman Morphosyntax”, Strategic Research Grant from City University of Hong Kong, September 1999-August 2000.
  • Principal Investigator for “Rawang Texts and Dictionary Project”, Small-Scale Research Grant from City University of Hong Kong, September 1-December 31, 2000.
  • Principal Investigator for “Project for Fieldwork on and Analysis of the Dulong and Anong Languages”, Strategic Research Grant from City University of Hong Kong , September 1997- August 1999.
  • Principal Investigator for “Tibeto-Burman Morphosyntax”, Strategic Research Grant from City University of Hong Kong, 1997-2000.
  • Principal Investigator for “Grammar, Texts, and Glossary of the Northern Qiang Dialect”, Small-Scale Research Grant from City University of Hong Kong, Feb. 1997-July 1997.
  • Principal Investigator for “Rawang/Dulong Fieldwork Project”, funded by the Academia Sinica, August 1994-July 1996.
  • Associate Investigator for “Project for Fieldwork on and Analysis of Qiangic Languages” (Gong Hwang-cherng, Principal Investigator), funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, July 1994-June 1996.
  • Principal Investigator for “Northern Qiang Dialect Fieldwork Project”, funded by the National Science Council, ROC, April 1994-July 1996.
  • Principal Investigator for “Project on Tibeto-Burman Comparative Morphology”, funded by National Science Council, ROC, August 1992-July 1993.
  • Newhouse Fund Grant (unsolicited), Spring 1989.
  • U.C. Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies Fellowship (unsolicited), 1986-87.
  • U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for advanced work in Chinese language and linguistics, 1984-85, and 1985-86.

 

HONORS