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Name: Jason  Patent
Institution: Stanford University
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State and/or Country: CA
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications: Are These Truths Self-Evident? Language, Culture and Human Rights in the U.S. and China. Ph.D. dissertation, UC Berkeley, 2003.

“A Unified Account of Essentially Contested Concepts.” 2001. To appear in Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society.

“What Linguistics Can Tell us about Affirmative Action Discourse.” 2000. Proceedings of the seventh annual Symposium About Language and Society - Austin. Texas Linguistic Forum 43: 165-175.

“A Willy Nilly Look at Lai Ideophones.” Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 21.1. 1998. 155-200.

“Lai Verb Lists.” Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 20.2. 1997. 57-112.

“A Lousy Time to be Silver: Crisis in China’s Family-based System of Care for the Elderly.” Berkeley Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. VI. 1995, pp. 1-18.
Courses Taught: Primary instructor: Language, Culture and Meaning: Understanding Human Cognition in a Cross-Cultural Context (Stanford in Beijing, 2 quarters)

TA: Mind and Language (intro to Cognitive Linguistics, UC Berkeley, 3 times)

TA: Metaphor (intro to conceptual metaphor, UC Berkeley, 3 times)

TA: The American Languages (intro to sociolinguistics, UC Berkeley, one time)

TA: 1st-year Mandarin (UC Berkeley, 6 semesters)

TA: 2nd-year Mandarin (UC Berkeley, 1 semester)
Dissertation Abstract: Are These Truths Self-Evident? Language, Culture and Human Rights in the U.S. and China

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