Yi-yang Cheng

2021-22 Visiting Scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara

Yi-yang Cheng

Bio

Yi-yang Cheng is a Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics at UC Santa Barbara, where he conducts research 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 Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 

Research Interests: linguistics; discourse-functional linguistics; linguistic typology; Formosan languages; Taiwan Mandarin