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Name: Karen  Steffen Chung (IPA: kɛɹən stɛfən ʈʂɔŋ)
Institution: National Taiwan University
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
State and/or Country: Taiwan   
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Specialty: Pronunciation, prosody, pedagogy, European languages
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Selected Publications: 'Putting Blends in their Place.' Presentation at the Universals and Typology in Word-Formation Conference, organised by Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice

'Hypercorrection in Taiwan Mandarin'

'Some Returned Loans: Japanese Loanwords in Taiwan Mandarin'

'Contraction and Backgrounding in Taiwan Mandarin'

'Verb + Noun Function-describing Compounds'

'Ally McBeal in the English Classroom' (in Chinese)

'Teaching English in Rhyme' (in Chinese)

Children's Book: A Family in Taiwan (Lerner Publications)

Chapter in 1989 Republic of China Yearbook: 'Language'

Dissertation: Mandarin Compound Verbs. Taipei: Crane's, 2006.

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Announced on LINGUIST :  Mandarin Compound Verbs
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Mandarin Compound Verbs
Courses Taught: Introduction to Phonetics
Introduction to Linguistics
Freshman English
English Aural-Oral Training

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Dissertation Abstract: Mandarin Compound Verbs
Reviewer of: Review of Saussure (LL Issue 5.518)
Phonetics: Alexander (1994) (LL Issue 8.1499)
Phonology: Watt (1994) (LL Issue 9.847)
Morphology: Packard (2000) (LL Issue 12.844)
Language Description/Historical Linguistics/Syntax: Shi (2002) (LL Issue 14.458)
Phonetics/Applied Linguistics: Teschner & Whitley (2004) (LL Issue 15.2199)
Morphology/Semantics: Lieber (2004) (LL Issue 16.1387)
Lexical Creativity, Texts and Contexts (LL Issue 19.3675)
Essays on Nominal Determination (LL Issue 22.400)
A Survey of Word Accentual Patterns in the Languages of the World (LL Issue 23.1573)
Wortbildung der deutschen Gegenwartssprache [Word Formation in Contemporary German] (LL Issue 24.4755)

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