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Primary Investigator: Der-Hwa Victoria Rau Ph.D.
Personal Profile: http://www1.pu.edu.tw/~dhrau/English.htm
Education: Ph.D. in Linguistics, Cornell University, 1992
Thesis: A Grammar of Atayal (Austronesian linguistics, John U. Wolff;
Sociolinguistics, Gregory Guy; Semiotics, Linda R. Waugh)
M.A. in Linguistics, Cornell University, 1989
M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota, 1983
B.A. in English Language and Literature, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, 1981
Current Administrative Positions: Dean of General Education
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Teaching & Work Experience : Dean of General Education, Providence University, 2005-2006
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Providence University, 2005-2006
Visiting Scholar, CARLA, University of Minnesota, 2003-2004
Chair, Department of English Language, Literature, and Linguistics, Providence University, 2000-2003
Professor of Linguistics, Providence University, 2000-
Associate Professor of Linguistics, Providence University, 1992-1999
Guest Lecturer, Summer Institute of Linguistics, Eugene, Oregon, 1993
Lecturer, Indonesian and Tagalog, Cornell University, 1991-1992
Coordinator and Lecturer, Indonesian Program, SEASSI, Cornell University, 1991
Principal and Founder, Ithaca Chinese School, 1990-1991
Research Associate, Pilipino Textbook Project, Cornell University, 1988-1989
Instructor of English as a Second Language, Cornell Summer English Program, 1987
Teaching Assistant, Chinese, Cornell University, 1984-1985, 1986-1987, 1989-1991
Teaching Assistant, Chinese, University of Minnesota, 1981-1983
Hostess for Educational Program, China Television Company, 1978-1981
Radio Broadcaster for Children’s Program, Broadcasting Company of China, 1969-1973
Awards & Fellowships : Best Teacher Award, Providence University, 2004
Visiting Scholar Fellowship, National Science Council of R.O.C., 2003-2004, Research Title “The Acquisition of Phonology by Chinese Learners of English”, CARLA, University of Minnesota.
Distinguished Research Award, National Science Council of R.O.C., 2001, Research Title “Phonological Variation and Sound Change in Atayal”
Distinguished Research Award, National Science Council of R.O.C., 2000, Research Title “Lexical Similarity, Sound Change and Intelligibility of Atayalic Dialects”
Award for Studies of Aboriginal Languages on Taiwan, Ministry of Education of R.O.C., Research Title “Yami Textbook”, 1999
Best Teacher Award, Providence University, 1996
Distinguished Research Award, National Science Council of R.O.C., 1995, Research Title “Language Contact in the Philippines”
Award for Studies of Aboriginal Languages on Taiwan, Ministry of Education of R.O.C., Research Title “A Grammar of Atayal”, 1994
Mackay Award by Canadian Faculty Enrichment Program for curriculum development, Course Title “Linguistic Variation and Bilingualism in Canada”, 1993
Hu Shih Fellowship, East Asia Program, Cornell University for carrying out field research for doctoral dissertation in Taiwan, 1990
FLAS fellowship for studying Indonesian FALCON, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University, 1985-1986

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