Office: Room 363 Gordy Hall
Department of Linguistics
383 Gordy Hall
Athens, OH 45701 USA
1993 Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Colorado,
Boulder (Dec. 18, 1993), USA
Principal Investigator: 1999-2001, an 1804 project
Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado,
Manuscripts in Press:
Tao, L. Switch Reference and Pronouns: Contextual
dependency of reference accesibility in Mandarin Chinese. To
appear in : Journal
Language and Computing, 13, 4:1.
Tao, L. Classifier Loss and Frozen Tone in Spoken
Beijing Mandarin: The yi+ge phono-syntactic Conspiracy. To
appear in : Linguistics.
Tao, L. The Importance of Discourse Analysis for
Linguistic Theory: A Mandarin Chinese Illustration. To appear
in: Frajzyngier, Zygmunt, Adam Hodges and David Rood (Eds.), Linguistic Diversity and
Language Theories. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Tao, L. Complement clauses to verbs of wanting in
Proto-Chadic: Competing motivations. In Press: Mugane, J., (ed.), Trends in African Linguistics.
V.5. Trenton, N.J.: African World Press.
Tao, L. and Healy, Alice. Zero Anaphora: Transfer of
Reference Tracking Strategies from Chinese to English. To
appear in: Journal of
Geraldine Legendre, Paul Hagstrom, Joan Chen-Main,
Liang Tao and Paul Smolensky, 2004. Deriving output probabilities in
child Mandarin from a Dual-Optimization grammar. Lingua, 114,
Tao, L. & Healy. 2003. The unitization effect
in the development of reading in Chinese and English: Evidence from
letter/character-component detection. in:Catherine McGride-Chang
& Hsuan-Chih Chen (eds.), Reading
Development in Chinese Children. 183-196.
Westport CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.
Tao, L. & A. Healy. 2002. The unitization
effect in reading Chinese and English texts. Journal of Scientific Studies of
Reading. 6, 167-197.
Tao, L. 2002. Phono-syntactic conspiracy and beyond:
Grammaticalization in spoken Beijing Mandarin. in: Wischer, I..,
& Dieward G., (eds.), New
Reflections of Grammaticalization. 283-299. Amsterdam:
Tao, L. 2001. Switch Reference and Zero Anaphora:
Emergent Reference in Discourse Processing. In: Alan Cienki, Barbara J.
Luka and Michael B. Smith (eds.). Conceptual
and Discourse Factors in Linguistic Structure. 253-269.
Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.
Tao, L. & A. Healy. 2001. Frequency and
Fusion in Language Processing. Journal
of Cognitive Science. 2, 23-31.
Hagstrom, Paul, Joan Chen-Main, Geraldine Legendre
& Liang Tao, 2001. Default ne in Child Mandarin Chinese. Journal of Cognitive Science.
Tao, L. 2000. Prosody and word recognition in Beijing
Mandarin: a case study. In: Cutler, A., & McQueen, J.M. (eds.),
SWAP, Nijmegen, the Netherlands: Max Plank Institute for
Tao, L. B. Fox & J. Gomez de
Garcia, 1999. Tone-choice repair in Conversational Mandarin Chinese. In
Fox, B, D. Jurafsky & L. Michaelis (Eds.), Cognition and Function in
Language. Sanford: CSLI Publications. 268-281.
Tao, L. And Healy, A.F., 1998. Anaphora in Language
Processing: Transfer of cognitive strategies by native Chinese, Dutch,
English, and Japanese speakers, Tao, L. & A. Healy. in A. Healy
& L. Bourne (Eds.) Foreign
Language Learning: Training and Retention. 193-212.
Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Tao, L. 1997. Topic choice, switch reference and zero
anaphora: The on-line construction of grammar. In C-Y Tseng, (ed.), Chinese Languages &
Linguistics, IV: Typological Studies of Languages in China.
523-554. Academia Sinica.
Tao, L., A. Healy & L. Bourne. 1997.
Unitization effect in second language learning: Evidence from letter
detection. The American
Journal of Psychology. 110, 385-395.
Tao, L. and A. Healy. 1996. Cognitive strategies in
discourse processing: A comparison of Chinese and English speakers, Journal of Psycholinguistic
Research. 25, 597-616.
Tao, L. 1996. Topic discontinuity and zero anaphora:
Cognitive strategies in discourse processing. In Fox, B., (ed.) Studies in Anaphora.
487-513. John Benjamins.
Tao, L. 1995. Repair in natural Beijing Mandarin
Chinese. In Branner, D. P. (ed.), Yuen
Ren Treasury. 55-77. Yuen Ren Society.
Tao, L. 1994. The prosodic structure and discourse
function of relative clauses in America English conversation, in
Ackema, P. & Schoorlemmer, M. (eds.), CONSOL 1. 285-298,
The Hague: Holland Academic Graphics.
Recent Presentations at International
Conferences, Symposiums and Workshops:
Tao, L. 2004. Computer Assisted Chinese Learning:
Building a mental representation of the tones. Presented in a panel
"Beyond the Textbook: Using Digitized Texts in the Chinese Language
Classroom" at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Language Teachers
Association. Chicago. November 18-21.
Tao, L. 2004. One mechanism, Two Changes in Mandarin
Chinese Discourse. Presented at the 7th Conference on Conceptual
Structure, Discourse, and Language. University of Alberta, Canada.
Tao, L. 2004. Classifiers in Mandarin NPs Through
Discourse Analysis. Presented at the 12th Conference of International
Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-12). Nankai University,
Tianjin, China. June 18-20.
Tao, L. 2004. Effects of language change in the
pronunciation of written texts of Mandarin Chinese. Presented at the
Psycholinguistics Panel of the 2004 Kentucky Foreign Language
Conference. University of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky, April 15-17.
Tao, L. 2003. Discourse analysis and the form and
function of Chinese classifier NPs. Paper presented at the 8th biannual
conference of the International Cognitive Linguistics Society
University of La Rojia, Spain. July 21-25.
Tao, L. 2003. Contextual dependency of reference
accessibility. Paper presented at the 8th biannual conference of the
International Cognitive Linguistics Society University of La Rojia,
Spain. July 21-25.
Tao, L. 2003. Discourse analysis as the
fundamental means of linguistic study. Paper presented at the
International Symposium on Linguistic Diversity and Language Change,
University of Colorado, Boulder, May 14-17. (Highly selective
Tao, L. & Healy, A. 2002. Usage,
automaticity and fusion in Language production and processes. Paper
presented at the 6th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and
Language (CSDL6). Rice University, October 12-14.
Tao, L. 2002. Emergent reference and contextual
dependency of reference accessibility. Paper presented at the 11th
Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese
Linguistics (IACL-11). Aichi Prefecture University, Japan. August 20-22.
Tao, L. & Healy, A. 2002. Language fluency
and word frequency: The unitization effect in reading. Presented at the
Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse. Chicago,
IL. June 27-30.
Tao, L. 2002. Complement Clauses to Verbs of Wanting
in Proto-Chadic: Competing Motivations. Presented at the 33rd Annual
Conference of African Linguistics, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. March
Tao, L. & Healy, A. 2001. Frequency,
automaticity and fusion in language production and processes. Presented
at the Thrid International Conference on Cognitive Science. Beijing,
China, August 27-31.
Tao, L. 2001. Pronouns and full NPs: Contextual
dependency of reference accessibility. Presented at the 28th LACUS
Forum of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States
(LACUS), Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM), Montreal, Canada. July
Tao, L. 2001. Language Transfer: Automaticity and
Misunderstanding. Presented at the panel: Cross-cultural (mis)understanding,
8th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Communication:
Communications and Cultural (Ex)change. Hong Kong Baptist University
and IAICS, July 24-28.
Tao, L. 2001. Labeling in Speech Perception: The
Syntactic Tone in Beijing Mandarin. Presented at the 7th International
Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC 2001), UC Santa Barbara, July
Beutner, M., Tao, L. & Bond, Z. 2001.
Advanced Technology Applications: Application and Adaptation. Presented
at the 2001 Conference of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught
Languages (NCOLCTL), Washington DC, April 6-8. (Note: This is part of
our collaborative research that constitutes Beutner's dissertation).
Tao, L. & Healy, A. 2001. Transfer of
Reference Tracking Strategies from Chinese to English. Paper presented
at the Colloquium: Automatization and fluency in second language
acquisition, at the annual Conference of the American Association of
Applied Linguistics (AAAL), St. Louis, Missouri, February 24-27.
Research Grants and Awards:
2001 Research course reduction award, Department of
Linguistics, Ohio University
1999 Ohio University 1804 Grant: Using Speech
Recognition Strategies to Dramatically Improve Natural Pronunciation in
Chinese Language Learners (Principal Investigator: Liang Tao; Co-PI:
Zinny Bond, Michael Beutner)
1998 Summer Research Grant, Institute of Cognitive
Science, CU Boulder
1996 Faculty Development Grant, Ohio University
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