Dr Meili Fang - Publications

December 2015

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Books

2014. A Performance Approach to Foreign Language Teaching and Learning. Tokyo: Koubun

2013. Practical Chinese: A textbook and CD for intermediate Chinese. Touhou. Tokyo, Japan. March (with Miyao Masaki, in Japanese)

2010. Spoken Hokkien: A textbook and CD for basic Hokkien. London: LWW-CETL/SOAS-UCL. Details. Available from SOAS online bookstore

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

2007. Spoken Chinese. London: Mandaras Publishing Details

2004. Location and Motion: A Comparative Study of Japanese and Chinese Grammar. Hakuteisya, Tokyo, Japan. May 2004

2004. A Contrastive Study of Verb-Object Collocations Japanese and Chinese, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar. Umiyamabunkaken Kyuzyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Book chapters

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

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

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

Journal and Proceedings articles

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

2013 (with 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.

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

2011. "A Performance Approach to Language Teaching and Learning". In Towards the Frontier of International Japanese Studies: The power of trends in literature. Taiwan University, Taipei.

2010. "Effective and Scientific Language Teaching Methodology: A Performance Approach". In Proceedings of Symposium on Language and Foreign Language Education Research, FuJen University, Taipei, pp. 147-176, Dec 2010.

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

2008. Meili Fang & David Nathan. "Language Documentation and Pedagogy: Seeking Outcomes and Accountability." In Tjeerd de Graaf, Nicholas Ostler and Reinier Salverda (eds), Proceedings of the XII Annual Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages (Languages and Language Learning), Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 27 September 2008.

2008. "Looking at Japanese grammar though Chinese: A Study of Causative expressions". Explanation and Appreciation. Shibundo Japan pp. 114-130, January 2008.

2006. "Taiwanese language teaching and development in the United Kingdom". In Proceedings of Taiwan Research in UK and New Studies in Taiwan History. Academia Sinica, December 2006. Download paper

2004. "A comparative study of Japanese and Chinese [Location]". Japanese Studies: Explanation and Appreciation. Shibundo pp. 76-92, July 2004

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

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

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

2002. "Phrasal Combinations of Destination: A Comparative Study of Japanese and Chinese." Studies in Foreign Language Teaching No24, pp. 51-69, March 2002, Foreign Language Center of Tsukuba University.

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

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

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

1997. "New Perspectives on Predicates, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar." Japanese Studies: Explanation and Appreciation, pp. 122-29, January 1997: Shibundo.

1996. "Contrast of Japanese <Material Noun wo + Transitive verb> Predicates and their Chinese Equivalents, Problems in Comparative Studies." Japanese Studies: Explanation and Appreciation, pp. 33-41, July 1996: Shibundo.

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

1995. "Locative Preposition "Zai" and [ni], [de], [wo], Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar." Ochanomizu Women's University Journal of Chinese Language and Literature Vol.19, pp. 167-77, April 1995.

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

Conference papers, invited lectures, seminar presentations

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, 3th February 2015

2013 (with David Nathan). "Community Control and the Open Archive: Sources of language and authority in documentation and revitalisation of Siraya, Taiwan". Seminar presentation at SOAS University of London, 15th March 2013.

2013 (with David Nathan) "Divining Siraya: Sources of language and authority in documentation and revitalisation". International Workshop on special genres in and around Indonesia, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. 17th Feb 2013

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

2011. "A 'Performance Approach' to language teaching and learning: Effective Foreign Language method". Invited Speaker at Towards the Frontier of International Japanese Studies: The power of trends in literature. Taiwan University, 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, 10th May 2011.

2011. Meili Fang and 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, 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, 2-3th March 2011. Download

2010. "Effective and Scientific Language Teaching Methodology: A Performance Approach". Invited Speaker at Language and foreign Language Education Research Symposium, FuJen University, Taipei, 20 Dec 2010

2010. "Foreign Language Teaching material; Building, Editing and Incorporating Feedback". Invited Speaker at Japanese Language and Literature Department, FuJen University, Taipei, 19 Dec 2010

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

2010. "Rapid Foreign Language Teaching and Learning: A Performance Approach". Invited Speaker, Japanese Language and Literature Department, FuJen University, Taipei, 7 May 2010

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

2010. "Methodology for accelerated and effective language teaching and learning." Winter School in Saami Language Documentation and Revitalization, Bodo University College, Norway, 7 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, 13 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, University of Tokyo, 26 November 2009

2009. "Performing across Cultures: Drama in the Classroom." Keynote lecture at Professional Workshop on Using Drama in Language Learning, SOAS-CETL, University of London, 13 November 2009

2009. "Performance Approach in Teaching and Learning putonghua." Professional Workshop on Linguistics and Teaching CSL (2nd session), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 23-26 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, 16-17 April 2009

2009. "A ‘Performance Approach' to minority language teaching and learning." The 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation, University of Hawaii, 12-14 March 2009

2008. Meili Fang and David Nathan. "Language Documentation and Pedagogy: Seeking Outcomes and Accountability." XII Annual Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages (Languages and Language Learning), 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, 6-7 September 2008

2008. Meili Fang and David Nathan. "Language Documentation and Pedagogy for Endangered Languages: a Mutual Revitalisation." Invited paper at Workshop on Language Revitalisation and Maintenance, SOAS, 9 Feb 2008

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

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

2005. "Japanese postpositions and Chinese prepositions: A contrastive analysis using Rengoron". Seminar SOAS Department of Linguistics January 2005. Abstract

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

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

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

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

2000. "Contrast of Japanese <Location Noun + motion verb> combinations, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar." The 9th International Conference on Chinese Linguistics. July, 2000. Singapore

2000. "The Theory and Structure of Japanese Language Education, Studies in Comparative Japanese and Chinese Grammar." [Symposium at the School of Japanese Studies in a Global Perspective 2. "To appear in Ochanomizu Women's University Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences], pp. 20-28, December. 2000: Paper read at Ochanomizu Women's University, July 15, 2000.

1999. "Semantic typology of motion terms." Paper read at the Victorian South-East Asian Linguistics Society Annual Conference, University of Melbourne, 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, 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 read at the Association of Linguists, Tokyo, December 5, 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, October 10, 1996.

Dissertation

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