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Darcy Sperlich

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I am a linguist who takes interest in language from a cognitive science perspective. I focus on formal modeling of syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, while considering the psychological processing aspects of language. My main theoretical orientation to language follows Emergentism. I welcome collaboration as I work with several different languages.I have published a book, several articles in SSCI journals, and complete reviews for alike journals. Currently, I am part of the editorial board for Humanities Social Sciences Communications. I welcome PhD supervision in linguistic-related topics in the areas of syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, connecting with psycholinguistics and second language acquisition. I dont however supervise in the areas of general language learning and teaching. HS342

Research interests

Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics, Experimental Linguistics, Applied Linguistics

English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean


Associate Professor, Xian Jiaotong - Liverpool University, 2022 - present

Associate Professor, National Central University, 2021-2022

Assistant Professor, National Central University, 2017-2021

Assistant Professor, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, 2014-2017


Postgraduate: LNG406 Research Methodology

Undergraduate: LNG206 Language and Mind

I have taught courses on syntax, semantics and pragmatics, SLA, psycholinguistics, introductory linguistics, and sociolinguistics

Awards and honours

2022 International Discipline Leading Talent Project (Young ), Science and Education Innovation Zone; 2022年度国际型学科领军人才

2021 Outstanding Research Award, National Central University

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Linguistics, The University of Auckland, 2013

MA in Linguistics (First Class Honours), The University of Auckland, 2007

BA in Linguistics & Chinese (Honours), The University of Auckland, 2006

BA in Linguistics, Chinese, & Second Language Acquisition, The University of Auckland, 2005

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