PhD (magna cum laude) in Quantitative Psycholinguistics,  2016, University of Tübingen

Dissertation: Lexical processing in simplified Chinese: an investigation using a new large-scale lexical database

Supervisor: Dr. Harald Baayen


MSc in Linguistics, 2012, University of Alberta

GPs: Locatives in Southern Min, Adjectives in Igbo

Supervisor: Dr. John Newman, Dr. David Beck


MA in Linguistics, 2001, Providence University. Highest honor.     

Thesis: The Development of gei in Mandarin Chinese: Phonological, Grammatical, and Lexical

Supervisor: Dr. Aya Katz      


BA in English Literature and Language, 1999, Providence University. Highest honour.        


Junior B.A. in Japanese, 1996, National Taichung Institute of Technology. Highest honour.





Ching-Chu Sun, Peter Hendrix, Harald Baayen, and Michael Ramscar. Bilingual Paired Associate

  Learning. Ms. University of Tübingen.

Ching-Chu Sun, Peter Hendrix, and Harald Baayen. Locating the eye in locative phrases: An eye-

  tracking study in Mandarin Chinese. Ms. University of Tübingen.

Ching-Chu Sun. The Basic Locative Construction in Southern Min. Ms. University of Alberta.

Ching-Chu . Adjectives in Igbo. Ms. University of Alberta.

Ching-Chu Sun. The Grammaticalization and Lexicalization of the Pragmatic Marker gei wo in

  Mandarin, LACUS FORUM; 349-358, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States; LACUS    

  forum XXIX linguistics and the real world Forum; 29th. 2003.




Sun, Ching-Chu, Peter Hendrix, Harald Baayen, Michael Ramscar.  The price of knowledge: bilingual        paired associate learning. Poster section. The Ninth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon.    Niagara-on-the-lake Ontario. September 30 - October 3, 2014.

Sun, Ching-Chu. Part-of-Speech tagging for a Southern Min Corpus. Workshop in University of  

  Tübingen.  September 26, 2011.

Sun, Ching-Chu. Basic Locative Constructions in Southern Min. Paper presented at HDLS 41.

  November 04-06, 2010. University of New Mexico.

Sun, Ching-Chu.  Causative, resultative, or a series of actions? The serial verb construction in Igbo.

  Paper delivered at 41th Annual Conference on African Linguistics. May 06-08, 2010. University of


Sun, Ching-Chu. Part-of-Speech tagging for a Southern Min Corpus. American Association for Corpus

  Linguistics (AACL) 2009.

Sun, Ching-Chu. 2003.  On the Origin of gei. Paper delivered at NACCL-15,  July 2003.

Sun, Ching-Chu. The Grammaticalization and Lexicalization of the pragmatic marker gei wo in Modern

  Mandarin. Paper presented at LACUS 29, August 2002.

Sun, Ching-Chu. The Grammaticalization of gei in Mandarin Chinese and its implications for the

 unidirectionality hypothesis. Paper presented at New Reflections on Grammaticalization, Amsterdam,

 April 2002.