Teaching

I hold a faculty position in Critical Writing in the Disciplines at the University of Pennsylvania, a department with an interdisciplinary approach to writing in context, in authentic genres. My classes are organized around topics in linguistics, and students learn how claims and hypotheses in this discipline are supported by data, evidence and logical argumentation.

Spring 2019 courses:

WRIT 059 301  Language and social identity

WRIT 059 302/303  Child language acquisition

Fall 2019 courses:

WRIT 059 301  Child language acquisition

WRIT 059 302/303  American Dialects

My teaching interests span a range of topics, including:

  • syntax and its interfaces (wh questions, A-bar movement, wh-agreement, preposition dropping)
  • writing about language; writing for the sciences
  • variation and sociolinguistics (intra-speaker variability in syntax and morphology)
  • fieldwork methodology; under-studied languages
  • Indonesian linguistics

Previously taught at Penn:

  • Introduction to Linguistics (LING001)
  • Puzzles & Patterns in Language (PSPR024)
  • Syntax (LING250) – Teaching Assistant
  • Intro to Sociolinguistics (LING102) – Recitation Instructor
  • Intro to Linguistics (LING001) – Recitation Instructor

Previously taught in the English Letters Department at Ma Chung University:

  • General Linguistics
  • Modern English Studies
  • Stylistics
  • Writing I
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics.

Teaching distinctions:

  • Certificate for University and College Teaching, Center for Learning and Teaching (CTL) at the University of Pennsylvania
  • 2017-2018 CTL Teaching Fellowship (declined due to conflict with another fellowship)
  • 2014 Finalist for the Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students (nomination by students)