My linguistic fieldwork experience and my work on the description of several Tibeto-Burman languages enable me to teach courses in the core theoretical areas of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphosyntax, and linguistic variation and change.

Working with Students

Specifically, I teach courses on linguistic methodologies, such as language documentation and fieldwork methods. I also teach overview courses on languages spoken in China, and intensive tutorials of specific language, including Mandarin Chinese (one of the major world languages) and Lizu (an endangered language spoken by a small number of mainly elderly people).

Here is more information on some of the courses that I teach:

I have taught at Leiden University (Leiden, The Netherlands), at the Institut national des langues et civilizations orientales (Paris, France), at Nankai University (Tianjin, China), and at Yuxi Normal University (Yuxi, China).

Depending on the location of these institutions, I comfortably use Chinese, Dutch, English, and French as languages of instruction in my classrooms, so as to instill knowledge and skills in students in their native tongues.