- University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D. Candidate
University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D. Candidate
Years of Affiliation: Hou Family Fellow from 2020-2021
Yi-Yang Cheng is a Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research focuses on the Austronesian languages of Taiwan (also known as Formosan languages). His current project examines voice constructions in Kanakanavu, a critically endangered indigenous language spoken in the Namasia District of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Research interests: language documentation and description; discourse-functional linguistics; linguistic typology; Formosan languages; Taiwan Mandarin