Academic publications

Academic publications

Most of my my working life has been as a teacher and researcher of Hokkien, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. Below is a list of my publications and presentations.

Books | Book chapters | Journal and proceedings articles | Conference papers, invited lectures, and presentations | Dissertation

 

Books

2014. A Performance Approach to Second Foreign Language Teaching and Learning. Koubun. Tokyo, Japan [in Japanese] Publisher’s page  Kinokuniya  National Library of Japan

2013. Tsukaeru Chinese: A textbook and CD for intermediate Chinese. Touhou. Tokyo, Japan [in Japanese]

2010. Spoken Hokkien: A textbook and CD for basic Hokkien. London: LWW-CETL/SOAS-UCL. Information and samples

2009. Kong Taigi: A textbook on Hokkien for Chinese speakers. Taipei

2007. Spoken Chinese: A textbook and CD for English speakers. London: Mandaras. Information

2004. Location and Motion: A Comparative Study of Chinese and Japanese Grammar. Tokyo: Hakuteisha [in Japanese]

2004. A Contrastive Study of Verb-Object Collocations Chinese and Japanese , Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar. Umiyama Bunka Kenkyujo. Tokyo [in Japanese]

 

Book chapters

2017. Caused and circumstantial outcomes: A comparative study of Japanese and Chinese grammar. Takahashi (ed.) Suzuki Tai koki kinen ronbunsyu, Nihongo Bunpo Kenkyukai, Japan. pp. 154-170

2010. Looking at Japanese grammar though Chinese: A Study of Causative expressions 2. Nihongokeitai, Hitsuji, Japan. pp. 231-254

2005. Japanese armour. In J. Imanishi (ed.) That‘s why I chose Japan. Japan Book Co, Tokyo. pp. 145-154

2004. Motion and location phrases: A contrastive study of Chinese and Japanese 21 century gengogaku kenkyu: Suzuki Yusuyuki kyouzyu koki kinen ronsyu, Hakuteisha, Tokyo, pp. 44-67

 

Journal and proceedings articles

2014. David Nathan & Meili Fang. Re-imagining Documentary Linguistics as a Revitalization-driven Practice. In M. Jones & S. Ogilvie (eds.) Keeping Languages Alive: Documentation, Pedagogy and Revitalization. Cambridge: CUP. pp. 42-55

2013. Meili Fang & David Nathan. Divining Siraya: Sources of language and authority in documentation and revitalisation. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on special genres in and around Indonesia. ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, pp. 49-58. Download

2012. Chinese Teaching Methodology: thoughts and suggestions. In Touhou, Vol. 2, Tokyo, pp. 11-17

2012. Developing Teaching Materials for Foreign Language Education: Towards a Science of Language Performance. Ochanomizu University. In Studies in Arts and Culture. Vol. 8, pp. 201-214

2012. A Performance Approach to Language Teaching and Learning , Towards the Frontier of International Japanese Studies: The power of trends in literature. In Proceedings of the 1st Asia Future Forum. National Taiwan University, (Mar 2012) pp. 125-137

2009. David Nathan & Meili Fang. Language Documentation and Pedagogy for Endangered Languages: a Mutual Revitalisation. In P. K. Austin (ed.) Language Documentation and Description. London: SOAS pp. 132-160. Download

2008. Meili Fang & David Nathan. Language Documentation and Pedagogy: Seeking Outcomes and Accountability. In Proceedings of the XII Annual Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages (Languages and Language Learning). Leeuwarden, Netherlands, pp. 181-187

2008. Looking at Japanese grammar though Chinese: A Study of Causative expressions. Explanation and Appreciation. In Shibundo (January 2008) pp. 114-130

2006. Taiwanese language teaching and development in the United Kingdom. In Proceedings of the conference for Taiwan Studies: British Perspectives, (December 2006) Taipei: Academia Sinica, pp. 1-10. Download

2004. A comparative study of Japanese and Chinese [Location expression]. Explanation and Appreciation. In Shibundo, (July 2004) pp. 76-92

2003. A Study of noun phrase connectives: Chinese [de] and Japanese [no]. In Taisho Gengogaku Kenkyu Vol 13 (December 2003), pp. 86-105

2002. Phrasal Combinations of Movement and Direction: A Comparative Study of Japanese and Chinese Grammar. In Taisho Gengogaku Kenkyu Vol. 12 (December 2002), pp. 88-104

2002. Location Noun and Motion verb: A Comparative Study of Japanese and Chinese Grammar. In Japanese Linguistics No. 11 (April 2002), National Association for Japanese Language. Tokyo, pp. 55-78

2002. Phrasal Combinations of Destination: A Comparative Study of Japanese and Chinese. In Studies in Foreign Language Teaching No. 24 (March 2002), Foreign Language Center, Tsukuba University, pp. 51-69

2001. Part 2: Deriving the meanings of Verb and Noun combinations, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar. In Japanese Studies: Explanation and Appreciation (December 2001), Shibundo, pp. 3-11

2001. Deriving the meanings of Verb and Noun combinations, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar. In Japanese Studies: Explanation and Appreciation (July 2001), Shibundo, pp. 109-118

1999. The meaning of grammatical categories, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar. In Japanese Studies: Explanation and Appreciation (January 1999), Shibundo, Japan

1997. New Perspectives on Predicates, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar. In Japanese Studies: Explanation and Appreciation (January 1997), Shibundo, pp. 122-129

1996. Contrast of Japanese Predicates and their Chinese Equivalents, Problems in Comparative Studies. In Japanese Studies: Explanation and Appreciation (July 1996), Shibundo, pp. 33-41

1996. Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar: A Comparison of Verbs and Material Nouns. In Collection of Papers by R.O.C. Scholars in Japan, Vol. 8 (February 1996), Tokyo: Chuo University, pp. 85-94

1995. Locative Preposition ‘Zai’ and [ni], [de], [wo], Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar. In Ochanomizu Women‘s University Journal of the Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Vol. 19 ( March 1995), pp. 167-177

1995. Noun-Verb Combinations, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar. In Ochanomizu Women‘s University Journal of Chinese Language and Literature, Vol. 14 ( April 1995), pp. 51-61

 

Conferences, invited lectures, and presentations

2016. Meili Fang & David Nathan. Language, Religion & Authority in Social Change: Shamanic Oratory & Christian Gospel in Southern Taiwan. Presented at The 3rd Asia Future Conference – Environment & Coexistence., The University of Kitakyushu and Atsumi International Foundation, 29 Sept-3 Oct 2016

2016. Meili Fang & David Nathan. Tapping the well: evaluating and adapting teaching LWC methodologies for endangered languages. Presented at The Sixth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment: Curriculum Design and Evaluation for Endangered Languages. University of Cambridge, 6th July 2016

2015. Resultativity in Chinese and Japanese: Comparative study and aid to teaching and learning. Invited Speaker at Research Centre for Japanese Language and Linguistics Oriental Institute, East Asian Linguistics Seminar, Oxford University, UK. 3rd February 2015. Download the seminar files from Oxford University

2013. Meili Fang & David Nathan. Divining Siraya: Sources of language and authority in documentation and revitalization. International Workshop on ‘special genres’ in and around Indonesia. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan, 17-19th February 2013

2011. Classroom as Theatre: Drama in a Performance Approach to language teaching and learning, The Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, Australian National University, Canberra, 30th November 2011

2011. A Performance Approach to language teaching and learning: Effective Foreign Language method, Towards the Frontier of International Japanese Studies: The power of trends in literature. Invited Speaker at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 27th May 2011

2011. A Performance Approach to language teaching and learning: Concepts for Rapid and Effective Language Teaching and Learning, Invited Speaker at Centre for Language Pedagogy SOAS, University of London, UK, 10th May 2011

2011. Meili Fang & David Nathan. Re-imagining Documentary Linguistics as a Revitalisation-driven Practice. Paper presented at conference on Language Endangerment: Documentation, Pedagogy and Revitalisation, University of Cambridge, UK, 25th March 2011

2011. Learnability and Performance: Concepts for Rapid and Effective Language Teaching and Learning . International Symposium New Prospects for Foreign Language Teaching in Higher Education. Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan, 2-3rd March 2011. Download

2010. Effective and Scientific Language Teaching Methodology: A Performance Approach. Invited Speaker at Language and foreign Language Education Research Symposium, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan, 20th Dec 2010

2010. Foreign Language Teaching material; Building, Editing and Incorporating Feedback. Invited Speaker at Japanese Language and Literature Department, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, 19th Dec 2010

2010. Accelerated and Effective Language Teaching and Learning: Performing Across Cultures. Second Language Acquisition of Chinese, International Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA, 1-2nd Oct 2010

2010. Rapid Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: A Performance Approach. Invited Speaker at Japanese Language and Literature Department, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan, 7th May 2010

2010. New Methodology for Chinese Language teaching and learning: A Performance Approach. Invited Speaker at Chinese Literature Society, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan, 24th April 2010

2010. Methodology for accelerated and effective language teaching and learning . Winter School in Saami Language Documentation and Revitalization, Bodo University College, Norway, 7th March 2010

2010. A Performance Approach to Language Teaching and Learning. Invited Speaker at Women Educators and Language Learners, National Women‘s Education Center, Tokyo, Japan, 13th Feb 2010.

2009. A Creative Method for Language Teaching and Learning: A Performance Approach . Invited speaker at The Institute of Oriental Culture Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 26th November 2009

2009. Performing across Cultures: Drama in the Classroom. Keynote Speaker at Workshop on Using Drama in Language Learning, SOAS-CETL , University of London, UK, 13th November 2009. See video of presentation

2009. Performance Approach in Teaching and Learning Putonghua. Workshop on Linguistics and Teaching CSL (2nd session), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 23-26th Apr 2009

2009. A Performance Approach to Second/Third Language Teaching and Learning. Multilingualism, Regional & Minority Languages: Paradigms for ‘Languages of the Wider World’, SOAS, University of London, UK, 16-17th April 2009

2009. A ‘Performance Approach’ to minority language teaching and learning. The 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, University of Hawai‘i, USA12-14th March 2009

2008. Meili Fang & David Nathan. Language Documentation and Pedagogy: Seeking Outcomes and Accountability. Annual Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL XII), Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 27 September 2008

2008. A Performance Approach to Language Teaching and Learning. Invited paper at The Seventh International Symposium on Taiwanese Languages and Teaching, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, 6-7th, September 2008

2008. Meili Fang & David Nathan. Language Documentation and Pedagogy for Endangered Languages: a Mutual Revitalisation . Invited paper at Workshop on Language Revitalisation and Maintenance, SOAS University of London, UK, 9th Feb 2008

2006. Taiwanese language teaching and development in the United Kingdom. Invited paper at Studies: British Perspectives, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, December 2006

2006. The Causative in Chinese. Paper at the Japanese Grammar Association, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, March 2006

2005. Japanese postpositions and Chinese prepositions: A contrastive analysis using Rengoron. Seminar, SOAS University of London (Department of Linguistics), UK, January 2005

2004. Japanese postpositions and Chinese prepositions: A Study in Comparative Grammar. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society, Sydney, Australia, July 2004

2003. [de] and [no] : A Comparative Study of Japanese and Chinese Grammar. Paper read at the Japanese Grammar Association, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, November 2003

2002. Motion Verb and Location Noun Phrases: A Contrastive Study of Chinese and Japanese. Australian Linguistics Society 2002 Conference. Sydney, Australia, 13-14th July 2002

2001. Motion and location phrases: A Rengoron analysis. Paper read at the Japanese Grammar Association, Daito Bunka University, Japan, October 2001

2000. Contrast of Japanese combinations, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar. The 9th International Conference on Chinese Linguistics. University of Singapore, Singapore, July 2000.

2000. The Theory and Structure of Japanese Language Education, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar. Paper at Symposium of the School of Japanese Studies in a Global Perspective 2, Ochanomizu Women‘s University Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Tokyo, Japan, July 16th 2000

1999. Semantic typology of motion terms. Paper at the Victorian South-East Asian Linguistics Society Annual Conference, University of Melbourne, Australia, July 1999

1998. Location and motion verbs, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar. Paper read at the Japanese Grammar Association, Daito Bunka University, Tokyo, Japan, February 1998

1997. On the Combination of Accusative Spatial Nouns and Verbs of Motion in Japanese and Chinese, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar. Paper at the Association of Linguists, Tokyo, Japan, 5th December 1997

1996. A Contrastive Study of Verb-Object Collocations Japanese and Chinese, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar. Paper read at a Meeting on the Study of Japanese Grammar, Tokyo, Japan, 10th October 1996

 

PhD Dissertation

1997. A Contrastive Study of Verb-Object Collocations in Japanese and Chinese, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar. Ph.D. Dissertation, Ochanomizu Women‘s University, Tokyo. Japan