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Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
128, Section 2, Academia Road 115, Taipei,
Taiwan, R.O.C

Telephone: 02-2652-5032
E-mail: hsez@gate.sinica.edu.tw

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iconEducation

Ph.D., University Paris 7

iconExperience

Research Fellow, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica (2007.3.19-present)
Deputy Director, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica (2011.6.27- 2014.6.26)
Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica (2001.9.26-2007.3.18)
Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica (1997.8.13-2001.9.25)
Assistant Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica (1996.11-1997.8.12)
Research Assistant, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica (1993.8-1996.11)
Contract-Based Research Assistant, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica (1992.8-1993.8)

iconResearch Description

  My research interests lie in the study of the Formosan languages and Formosan linguistics. My work has revolved around four major research activities: (i) research on the Formosan languages (Tsou, Rukai, Saisiyat, Bunun, Atayal, Pazeh, Puyuma, Yami), (ii) historical linguistics (Comparative study of Rukai and PAn reconstructions based on Formosan language data) (iii) building of the Formosan Language Archive, (iv) training of aboriginal assistants (Rukai, Tsou, Saisiyat, Atayal, Bunun, Paiwan, Seediq).

iconProfessional Activities

(1) Editorial tasks
  • Executive editor of Language and Linguistics (2012.01.01-2013.06.30)
  • Executive editor of Language and Linguistics (2008.12.15-2011.12.31)
  • Acting Chief-editor of Language and Linguistics (2008.04.14-2008.12.14)
  • Editorial board member of Concentric (2005.09-) & Co-chief Editor (2006.01)
  • Associate editing board member of Oceanic Linguistics (2004.09-)
  • Editing board member of Pacific Linguistics (2003-)

(2) Organization of workshops and conferences
  • Organizer of the Eighth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (8ICAL), Nankang, Taipei, Dec. 28-30, 1997.
  • Organizer of the Workshop providing the results of the training program of 6 Aboriginal assistants, Nankang, Taipei, June 1, 1999.
  • Organizer of the Workshop providing the results of the training program of 5 Aboriginal assistants, Nankang, Taipei, June 28, 2000.
  • Organizer of the Workshop on Nominalization in Formosan languages (Nankang, Taipei, Oct. 21-22, 2000).
  • Organizer of the Tutorial on Miao-yao Phonology (Nankang, Taipei, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 2000).
  • Organizer of the Seminar on Malagasy Syntax – Charles Randriamasimanana (Nankang, Taipei, March 10 ~ April 28, 2001).
  • Co-organizer of the Symposium on International Symposium on Austronesian Cultures: Issues Relating to Taiwan (Dec. 8-12, 2001).
  • Co-organizer of the Workshop on Chinese dialects (Dec. 22-23, 2001).
  • Co-organizer of the Workshop on Mongolian Languages (Nankang, Taipei, Sept. 4-5, 2002).
  • Organizer of the Seminar on: Topics on Austronesian linguistics – K.A. Adelaar (Nankang, Taipei, Dec. 7, 2002 ~ Jan. 18, 2003).
  • Organizer of the Colloque: Les langues austronésiennes [Workshop on Austronesian languages] (Paris, France, Feb. 5-7, 2003).
  • Organizer of the Seminar on: Takia, a papunised Austronesian language of Papua New Guinea (Nankang, Taipei, Oct. 10-Nov. 29, 2003).
  • Co-organizer of the 2nd Workshop on Formosan Languages (Nankang, Taipei, Nov. 1-2, 2003).
  • Organizer of the 2005 International Conference and Courses on Role and Reference Grammar (Nankang, Taipei, June 26-30, 2005).
  • "The Past Meets the Present: A Dialogue Between Historical Linguistics and Theoretical Linguistics". Taipei, Academia Sinica, July 14-16, 2008. (Member of the organizing committee)
  • Co-organizer of the Workshop on Coordination and Comitativity in Austronesian Languages (Taipei, Academia Sinica, Nov. 7-8, 2009).
  • Organizer of the 12th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-12), Taipei, Academia Sinica, June 19-21, 2010.
  • Organizer of Sino-Tibetan Comparative Studies in the 21st Century (Taipei, Academia Sinica, June 24-26, 2010).
  • Organizer of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA-19) (June 26-30, 2012)

(3) Students' supervision (Aboriginal assistants, MA students, Post-MA students, Ph.D candidates, Post-doc)
  • Supervision of: Lin, Hui-chuan. Let's talk Mantauran, 1-6 Taipei: The Crane Pub. Co.
    【Obtained the Second Prize from the Ministry of Education (Textbook) 1998】
  • Yang, Doris Hsiao-Feng. 2002. Subgrouping and Reconstruction of Batanic Languages. MA thesis, Taichung, Shalu, Providence University. (Advisor: Dr. Der-hwa V. Rau) – Jury member
  • Lin, Serene Gu-jing. 2002. The complementation of Tsou. Toward a cognitive account of syntactic structures. MA thesis, Taipei, NTU.
    Advisor: Dr.Lily I-wen Su – Jury member
  • Wang, May Hsiu-mei. 2003. Morphosyntactic manifestation of participants in Tona (Rukai). MA thesis, Taipei, National Taiwan Normal University.
    Advisor: E. Zeitoun, Co-advisor: L. Huang
    Received the Third Prize from the Ministry of Education (2004)
  • Wu Chen-huei, Post-MA (2004-2005) – A study of reduplication in Saisiyat
  • Li, Celeste. 2004. The ordering of clitic pronouns in the languages of Southeast Mindanao. MA thesis, Taichung, Shalu, Providence University.
    (Advisor: C. Randriamasimana, Co-advisor: L. Billings) – Jury member and Chair
  • Stacy F. Teng, Ph.D candidate (2006-2007) – A Grammar of Puyuma
  • Chun-mei Chen, Ph.D candidate (2006-2007) – Paiwan and Budai Rukai phonology
  • Chuang, Yun-hsiang. 2007. A Semantic and Syntactic Study of the Multiple Functions of Taiwan Mandarin gen. MA thesis, Taipei, National Taiwan Normal University.
    Advisor: Lillian M. Huang, Co-advisor: E. Zeitoun
  • Shih Cindy Peiru. 2008. Interrogative Constructions in Plngawan Atayal. MA thesis, Taipei, National Taiwan Normal University. (With CD)
    Advisor: E. Zeitoun, Co-advisor: Lillian M. Huang
  • Hayung, Tali’. 2008. A Study of Jianshih Atayal Prefixes. MA thesis, Hsinchu, Hsinchu University of Education. [In Chinese]
    (Advisor: Lillian M. Huang) – Jury member
  • Chien-pang Wang, Post-MA (2008-2009) – A study of compounds and complex nominals in Tsou, Saisiyat and Rukai.
  • Li, Lilian Li-ying. 2010. Clitics in Nantou Isbukun Bunun (Austronesian). MA thesis, Nantou, National Chi-nan University.
    Advisor: Loren Billings – Jury member & Chair
  • Liu, Chong-yu Harry. 2011. Echo Vowels in Budai Rukai. MA thesis, Hsinchu, National Tsing Hua University.
    Advisor: Hui-chuan J. Huang – Jury member and Chair
  • Lin, Shu-yi Mars. 2011. Reconstructing Negative Morphemes in Proto-Austronesian: Evidence from Formosan Languages. MA thesis, Taipei, National Taiwan Normal University.
  • Jiang, Yijuan. 2012. A Sketch Grammar of Takibakha Bunun. MA thesis, Hsinchu, National Tsing Hua University.
    Advisor: Hsiu-chuan Liao – Jury member and Chair
  • Rik de Busser, Post-doc (2011/02-2012/07) – A Grammar of Takivatan Bunun.
  • Shih, Winslow Chia-lin. 2012. Case System in Budai Rukai: from a Functional-typological Perspective. MA thesis, Taipei, National Taiwan University.
    Advisor: Li-May Sung – Jury member and Chair
  • Huang, Wei-chen. 2012. A Study of Verbal Morphology in Puljetji Paiwan. MA thesis, Hsinchu, National Tsing Hua University.
    Advisor
  • Pan, Chia-jung. 2012. A Grammar of Lha’alua, an Austronesian Language of Taiwan. Ph.D dissertation, Cairns: James Cook University.
    Advisor: Alexandra Aikhenvald – Co-advisor
  • Aude Fluckiger. 2013. Lisin: The Case of a Contemporary Aborigine Alternative Therapist in Taiwan. MA Thesis, Taipei: National Chengchi University.
    Advisor: David Holm and Pi-chen Liu – Jury Member
  • Lin Hui-chuan (lakadhaalae leeve). 2013. A Study of Mantauran Rukai Rituals from an Ethnolinguistic perspective. MA Thesis, Taipei: National Chengchi University.
    Advisor: David Holm; Co-advisor: Elizabeth Zeitoun
  • David Chen. 2014. A Study of Nominalization in Thao. MA Thesis. Nantou: National Chi Nan University.
    Advisor: Elizabeth Zeitoun; Co-advisor: Robert Reynolds
  • Liu, Kun-lung Adlay. 2014. Syntactic interactions with information structure in Squliq Atayal. Ph.D dissertation. Canberra: The Australian National University.
    – External examiner
  • Yong Qian. 2015. A Typology of Counterfactual Clauses. Ph.D dissertation. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong.
    Advisor: Matthias Gerner – External examiner
  • Chen, Hsuan-ju. 2016. A Study of Kanakanavu Phonology: Selected Topics. MA Thesis. Nantou: National Chi Nan University.
    Advisor: Elizabeth Zeitoun; Co-advisor: Hui-chuan J. Huang
  • Hemmings, Charlotte. 2016. The Kelabit Language, Austronesian Voice and Syntactic Typology. Ph.D dissertation. London: SOAS, University of London.
  • Lin, Hong-rui. 2016. A Study of Kaxabu Phonology. MA Thesis. Hsinchu: National Tsing Hua University.


(4) International collaboration
  • Host of Nicole Revel (Sept. 2002 – Cognitive anthropology, literature and linguistics).
  • Host of Marie-Claude Paris (August 15-Sept. 1, 2004 – Reduplication in Mandarin Chinese and in Formosan languages).
  • Host of Josiane Cauquelin (March 11-April 15, 2005). Organizer of the Seminar on: How to decipher the Puyuma Ritual Texts (Nankang, Taipei, March 17 and 24, 2003).
  • Host of Laurent Sagart (August 2005 – EHESS-AS).
  • Project on Puyuma text digitalization with Josiane Cauquelin (Jan 24-April 28 ,2006). Linguistic analysis of the Puyuma ritual texts and myths.
  • Project with Prof. Zeng Si-qi (Analysis of the Bunun folktales) – May 13-August 31, 2006.
  • Host of Marie-Claude Paris (Oct. 29-Nov. 16, 2006) – CNRS/NSC bilateral project.
  • Project with Prof. Zeng Si-qi (Analysis of the Bunun folktales, ctnd) – June 1-31, 2007.
  • Project on Puyuma texts and dictionary digitalization with Josiane Cauquelin (March 1-31, 2007 and Sept. 16-Dec. 17, 2007).
  • Project on Puyuma texts and dictionary digitalization with Josiane Cauquelin (Nov. 1-Dec. 17, 2008).
  • Project with Véronique Arnaud on Yami rituals – 4 Sept.- 14 Oct., 2009.
  • Project with Zeng Si-qi (Analysis of the Bunun folktales, ctnd) – Oct.-Nov., 2009.
  • Project with Isabelle Bril on Northern Amis texts and grammar – 15 Oct.-20 Nov., 2009.
  • Project with Josiane Cauquelin on Puyuma texts and dictionary digitalization with Josiane Cauquelin – Nov. 1-Dec. 5, 2009 (ctnd).
  • Project with Véronique Arnaud on Yami rituals – 21 Sept.- 22 Dec., 2011 (ctnd). NSC-99-2811-H-001-010
  • Project with Isabelle Bril on Northern Amis texts and grammar – March 17-26, 2011 (ctnd).



iconHonors & Awards

NSC Wu Dah-you Award (2004)
NSC Outstanding Research Award (2010)
MOST Outstanding Research Award (2015)
Academia Sinica Investigator Award (2016-2020)

iconPublications - Journal Papers
  • Teng, Stacy F. and Elizabeth Zeitoun. 2016. The Noun-verb distinction in Kanakanavu and Saaroa: Evidence from pronouns. Oceanic Linguistics 55.1:134-161.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Stacy F. Teng. 2016. Reassessing the Position of Kanakanavu and Saaroa among the Formosan Languages. Oceanic Linguistics 55.1:163-198.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, Tai-hwa Chu and Lalo a Tahesh Kaybaybaw. 2011. ki as a marker of coordination and comitativity in Saisiyat. Language and Linguistics 12.1:77-107.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, Stacy F. Teng, Raleigh Ferrell. 2010. Reconstruction of ‘2’ in PAn and related issues. Language and Linguistics 11.4: 853-884.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Yu Ching-hua. 2007. The Formosan Language Archive. The Indigenous Languages [of Taiwan]: Theory and Practice 28-42.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2007. Reduplication in Mantauran Rukai. Faits de Langues: La Réduplication 29: 37-47.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Chen-huei Wu. 2005. Saisiyat reduplication revisited. Concentric 31.2:31-56.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Jia-Jing Hua. 2005. A note on Paiwan tj, dj, lj. Language and Linguistics 6.3:499-504.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Yu Ching-hua. 2005. Language analysis and language processing. Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing 10.2: 167-200.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2004. Typologie des langues austronésiennes de Taïwan. Les Langues austronésiennes, Faits de Langues 23-24:41-58.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2004. Les langues austronésiennes: situation géo-linguistique. Faits de Langues 23-24:11-21.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2004. Introduction. . Les Langues austronésiennes, Faits de Langues 23:7-9.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, Yu Ching-hua and Weng Cui-xia. 2003. The Formosan Language Archive: development of a multimedia tool to salvage the languages and oral traditions of the indigenous tribes of Taiwan. Oceanic Linguistics 42.1: 218-232.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2002. Nominalization in Mantauran (Rukai). Language and Linguistics 3.2:241-282.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2001. Negation in Saisiyat: another perspective. Oceanic Linguistics 40.1: 125-134.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2000. Dynamic vs. stative verbs in Mantauran (Rukai). Oceanic Linguistics 39.2:415-427.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and L. Huang. 2000. Discussion on ka-, an overlooked marker of verbal derivation in the Formosan languages. Oceanic Linguistics 39.2:391-414.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, L. Huang, M. Yeh and A. Chang. 1999. Existential, possessive and locative constructions in the Formosan languages. Oceanic Linguistics 38.1: 1-42.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 1998. Les langues austronésiennes de Taiwan: un bilan linguistique. Perspectives Chinoises 49:47-55.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 1997. The pronominal system of Mantauran (Rukai). Oceanic Linguistics 36.2: 114-148.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 1997. Coding of grammatical relations in Mantauran. Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology 68.1: 249-281.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, L. Huang, M. Yeh, A. Chang, J. Wu. 1996. The temporal/aspectual and modal systems of the Formosan languages: a typological perspective. Oceanic Linguistics 35.1: 21-56.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 1996. The Tsou temporal, aspectual and modal system revisited. Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology 67.3: 503-532.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and P. Ladefoged. 1993. Pulmonic ingressive phones do not occur in Tsou. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 23.1: 13-15.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 1993. A semantic study of Tsou case markers. Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology 64.4:969-989.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 1993. When et la temporalité. Cahiers de recherche en linguistique anglaise 6: 87-110.


iconPublications - Conference Papers
  • Zeitoun Elizabeth, Tai-hwa Chu and Lalo a tahesh kaybaybaw. 2017. A study on the creation of “new words” in Saisiyat. Paper read at the European Association of Taiwan Studies EATS 2017. Venice, Italy: Department of Asian and North African Studies of Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
  • Zeitoun Elizabeth and Anna H. Chang. 2017. Reconstruction of the PAN morpheme *ka- and its grammaticalization in the Formosan languages. Paper read at The 24th meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA-24). Seattle, USA: The University of Washington.
  • Teng, Stacy F. and Elizabeth Zeitoun. 2017. Allomorphy and homophony in Formosan languages: A study of Ca-reduplication (and its variants) and implication for reconstruction. 9th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference (APLL9). Paris, France: Lacito, CNRS & INALCO.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2017. A comparative study of locative/directional and instrumental verbs vs. prepositions in Rukai. 30e Journées de Linguistique d’Asie Orientale. Paris, France: CRLAO, EHESS.
  • Zeitoun Elizabeth. 2016. A comparative study of nominalization in Rukai. Paper read at the 11th International Symposium on Taiwanese Languages and Teaching. July 12-13, 2016. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun Elizabeth. 2016. The dynamic/stative distinction in Formosan languages in relation to PAn *pa- and *ka-. Paper read at the 15th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-15). May 27-29, 2016. Hsinchu: Hsinchu University of Education.
  • Zeitoun Elizabeth and Stacy F. Teng. 2016. Lexical vs. synctactic nominalization in Saaroa and Kanakanavu. Paper read at the APLL-8. May 13-14, 2016. London: SOAS.
  • Zeitoun Elizabeth and Hsuan-ju Chen. 2016. Monophthongization in Kanakanavu. Poster presented at the NWAV-AP 4. April 22-24, 2016. Chiayi: National Chung Cheng University.
  • Teng, Stacy F. and Elizabeth Zeitoun. 2015. A re-assessment of voice and nominalization in Saaroa. Paper read at the 13th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (13-ICAL). July 18-23, 2015. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun Elizabeth and Hsuan-ju Chen. 2015. A typology of minimal words in Formosan languages. Paper read at the 13th International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (13-ICAL). July 18-23, 2015. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2015. Language contact in Saisiyat. Paper read at the 2nd World Congress of Taiwan Studies. June 18-21, 2015. London: SOAS.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Stacy F. Teng. 2014. The position of Kanakanavu and Saaroa within the Formosan languages revisited. Paper read at IsCLL-14. June 4-6, 2014. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  • Teng, Stacy F. and Elizabeth Zeitoun. 2014. Kanakanavu personal pronouns revisited. Paper read at the 7th Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics International conference (APLL7). May 16-17, 2014. London: SOAS.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2014. 1994-2014: Twenty years of Formosan linguistics. Paper read at the 2014 The International Conference on Formosan Indigenous Peoples: Contemporary Perspectives. Sept. 15-17. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2013. Language contact and language change among the Formosan languages: an exemplification with Saisiyat. Paper read at the 10th European Congress of Taiwan Studies (EATS 2013). May 2-4, 2013, Lyon: France [Keynote].
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth et al. 2012. A Cross-linguistic Study of "say" based on the Academia Sinica Language Archives data. Paper read at the 4th International Conference on Sinology. Taipei: Academia Sinica, June 20-22, 2012.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2011. Towards the reconstruction of reciprocal prefixes in PAn based on a comparative study of Formosan languages. Keynote Speaker at the Workshop on the Typology of Languages in China, Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong, July 21, 2011.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2011. The verb ‘say’ in Mantauran Rukai: analogy and syntactic change. Paper read at the Workshop on "Stance Marking Across Languages: Typological, Diachronic and Discourse Perspectives". Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, July 18-20, 2011.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2011. Notes on the Saisiyat lexicon and its relevance on morpho-syntax in comparison with other Formosan languages. Hualien, National Dong Hwa University, June 1, 2011.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, Tai-hwa Chu and Lalo a Tahesh Kaybaybaw. 2011. A discussion on the orthography of Saisiyat [In Chinese]. 「原住民族語言發展—理論與實務研討會(Formosa LDC)」, Taipei, May 12-13, 2011.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Tai-hwa Chu. 2010. Nominalization in Saisiyat. Paper read at the Eighth International Symposium on Taiwanese Languages and Teaching. Miaoli, Oct. 15-16, 2010.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, Tai-hwa Chu and Lalo a Tahesh Kaybaybaw. 2010. More on reduplication in Saisiyat. Paper read at the 6th anniversary commemoration of the establishment of the Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, 1 March 2010, Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2009. ki as a marker of coordination and comitativity in Tungho Saisiyat. Paper read at the Workshop on Coordination and Comitativity in Austronesian Languages, Nov. 7-8, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2009. Reconstruction of ‘2’ in PAn and related issues. Paper read at the 11-ICAL, June 22-25, 2009, Aussois, France.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2009. Bound and free numeral forms in Formosan languages. Paper read at the Bi-monthly Colloquium of the Institute of Linguistics at Academia Sinica. May 18, 2009, Taipei: Academia Sinica and at 11-ICAL, June 22-26, 2009, Aussois, France.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2008. Reassessing the reconstruction of plural affixes in PAn: Evidence from the Formosan languages. The International Conference The Past Meets the Present: A Dialogue Between Historical Linguistics and Theoretical Linguistics. Taipei, Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2008. Plurality in Formosan languages. Invited talk, National Taiwan Normal University.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2007. Three western scholars’ contibutions to Formosan linguistics. The International Conference on the One Hundred Year Anniversary of Linguistics in Taiwan: In Memory of Prof. Naoyoshi Ogawa. National Taichung University.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2007. The Formosan Language Archive. The Indigenous Conference on Aboriginal Languages: Theory and Practices. Taipei.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2007. Another look at the Saisiyat case marking system: Synchronic and diachronic implications. The Tuesday Seminar, Linguistic Dept., University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2006. The kinship terms of Mantauran Rukai or why are there 5 words for ‘father’?. The International Symposium and Workshop on Comparative Perspectives on Austronesian Studies. Taitung, Taitung University.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Stacy F. Teng. 2006. The morpheme ki- in Rukai, Paiwan and Puyuma: innovation or borrowing?. IACL 14 & IsCLL 10 Joint Conference. Nankang, Taipei, Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Huang, Lillian M. 2006. Preliminary remarks on Nominalization in Formosan languages. AFLA 13. Hsinchu, Tsing Hua University.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2005. Prototypical and less prototypical patterns of reduplication in Formosan languages. Taiwan-Japan Joint Workshop on Austronesian Languages. NTU.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2005. The Formosan Language Archive: Towards the preservation and revival of the indigenous languages of Taiwan. Celebration of the first anniversary of the creation of the Institute of Linguistics. Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2005. How to proceed with data archiving on endangered languages. Workshop on the Documentation of Endangered Languages. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2005. A reassessment of Saisiyat Reduplication. Invited talk at Tuesday Seminar of the Institute of Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2005. The Formosan Language Archive: Linguistic analysis and language processing. Invited talk at Tuesday Seminar of the Institute of Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Yu Ching-hua. 2004. The Formosan Language Archive: Language Processing and Linguistc Analysis. The 1st International Joint Conference on Language Language Processing (IJCNLP-04) Asian Language Resources Workshop. Sanya City. Hainan Island, China.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2003. Prototypical and less prototypical morphological features in Formosan Languages. Workshop on Morphology. Taipei, National Chengchi University.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Malcolm Ross. 2003. Change and stasis in grammatical constructions in Rukai. The Second Workshop on Formosan Languages. Taipei, Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2003. Taiwan’s NDAP Language Archives Project: From bronze inscription texts to Austronesian field recording. The Workshop on Digitizing and annotating texts and field recordings, EMELD Language Digitization, Project Conference 2003. LSA Institute, Michigan State University.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2003. Toward a reconstruction of Proto-Rukai morpho-syntax. AFLA X. Hawaii.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, and Tien-hsin Hsin. 2002. Glottal hopping in Mantauran Rukai. The Eighth International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2002. Reciprocals in Formosan languages. ICAL 9. Canberra.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2001. Typology of the Formosan languages. The International Symposium on Austronesian Cultures: Issues Relating to Taiwan. Taipei.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2001. Plurality in Mantauran Rukai. 10-IACL. Irvine.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2000. Nominalization in Mantauran (Rukai). The Workshop on Nominalization in Formosan Languages. Taipei.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 1997. Temporal, hypothetical and counterfactual clauses in Formosan languages. The Eighth International Conference on Austronesian languages. Taipei.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 1997. Existential, Possessive and Locative constructions in Formosan languages. The Sixth International Conference on Chinese Linguistics. Leiden.


iconPublications - Book chapters
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2015. Analogy and grammatical change: A case study of the verb of “saying” in Mantauran Rukai. New Advances in Formosan Linguistics. edited by Elizabeth Zeitoun, Stacy F. Teng and Joy J. Wu, 431-450, Studies on Austronesian Languages, Asia-Pacific Linguistics series A-PL 017 / SAL 003.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, Stacy F. Teng and Joy J. Wu. 2015. Foreword. New Advances in Formosan Linguistics. edited by Elizabeth Zeitoun, Stacy F. Teng and Joy J. Wu, v-xix, Studies on Austronesian Languages, Asia-Pacific Linguistics series A-PL 017 / SAL 003.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2015. Rukai (Tona) Language. In. Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics. edited by Rint Sybesma, Brill Online 2015.
  • Yun-hsiang Chuang and Elizabeth Zeitoun. 2013. Decoding the Multifunctional Usages of gen in Chinese. In Cao Guangshun, Hilary Chappell, Redouane Djamouri, Thekla Wiebusch (eds). Breaking down the barriers: Interdisciplinary studies in Chinese linguistics and beyond, 279-304. Language and Linguistics Monograh Series. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2011. Les langues austronésiennes de Taiwan. In Bonvini, Emilio, Joëlle Busuttil et Alain Peyraube (eds.). Dictionnaire des langues, 1155-1161. Paris: PUF.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2011. Le tsou. In Bonvini, Emilio, Joëlle Busuttil et Alain Peyraube (eds.). Dictionnaire des langues, 1177-1185. Paris: PUF.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, Tai-hwa Chu and Lalo a Tahesh Kaybaybaw. 2011. Chonglun saixiayu shuxie xitong. [A discussion on the orthography of Saisiyat] .In Shih-hui Lin (ed.). Yuanzhuminzu yuyan fazhan lilun yu shiwu lunchong [The Indigenous Languages [of Taiwan]: Theory and Practice], 276-302. Taipei: Council of Indigenous Peoples, Executive Yuan.
  • 齊莉莎。2011。〈臺灣南島語言學研究〉。收錄於楊儒賓等主編《人文百年化成天下─中華民國百年人文傳承大展》 337-343。
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2009. Reassessing the reconstruction of plural affixes in PAn: Evidence from the Formosan languages. Alexander Adelaar and Andrew Pawley (eds) Austronesian historical linguistics and culture history: a festschrift for Bob Blust, 359-372. Pacific Linguistics 601. Canberra: The Australian National University.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Stacy F. Teng. 2009. From ki-N ‘get N’ in Formosan languages to ki-V ‘get’ V-ed’ (passive) in Rukai, Paiwan and Puyuma. In Bethwyn Evans (ed.) Discovering History through Language: Papers in Honour of Malcolm D. Ross, 479-500. Pacific Linguistics 605. Canberra: The Australian National University.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Josiane Cauquelin. 2006. An ethnolinguistic note on the etymology of ‘Puyuma’. Streams converging into an Ocean: Festschrift in Honor of Prof. Paul Jen-kuei Li on His 70th Birthday 653-663. In Chang, Yung-li, Lillian M. Huang and Dah-an Ho (eds.), Language and Linguistics Monograph Series W-5. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, Chen-huei Wu. 2006. Reduplication in Formosan languages. Streams converging into an Ocean: Festschrift in Honor of Prof. Paul Jen-kuei Li on His 70th Birthday 97-142. In Chang, Yung-li, Lilliam M. Huang and Dah-an Ho (eds.), Language and Linguistics Monograph Series W-5. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2005. Tsou. The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar 259-290. Nikolaus Himmelmann and Sander Adelaar (eds.), Routledge Language Family Series. London & New York: Routledge.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2000. Notes on a possessive construction in the Formosan languages. Grammatical analysis: morphology, syntax and semantics 241-257. In Videa DeGuzman and Byron Bender (eds) DeGuzman Videa and Byron Bender (eds), Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, Huang, Lillian, Marie M. Yeh, Joy J. Wu and Anna H. Chang. 1999. A typological study of pronouns in the Formosan languages. Selected Papers from the 5th International Conference on Chinese Linguistics 165-198. In Wang, Samuel H., Tsao Feng-fu and Lien Chin-fa (eds), Taipei: The Crane.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, L. Huang, M. Yeh, A. Chang and J. Wu. 1999. Interrogative constructions in some Formosan languages. Chinese Languages and Linguistics, V: Interactions in Language. Symposium Series of the Institute of Linguistics (Preparatory Office), Academia Sinica, No.2 639-680. In Yin Yuen-mei, Yang I-li, Chan Hui-chen (eds) , Taipei: Institute of Linguistics (Preparatory Office).
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, M. Yeh, L. Huang, A. Chang, J. Wu. 1998. A Preliminary Study on the Negative Constructions in some Formosan Languages. Selected Papers from the Second International Symposium on Languages in Taiwan 79-110. Taipei: The Crane Pub. Co.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, L. Huang, M. Yeh, A. Chang, J. Wu. 1998. A typological overview of nominal case marking of the Formosan languages. Selected Papers from the Second International Symposium on Languages in Taiwan 21-48. Taipei: The Crane Pub. Co.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and L. Huang. 1997. Toward a typology of tense, aspect and modality in the Formosan languages: a preliminary study. Proceedings of the IsCCL4, Symposium Series of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica No.4: 595-618. In Tseng Chiu-yu (ed.), Taipei: Academia Sinica.


iconPublications - Books
  • 齊莉莎。2016。《台灣南島語言叢書8魯凱語語法概論》[A sketch grammar of Rukai, Series on Formosan Languages, 8]。台北:原住民族委員會[Taipei: Council of Indigenous Peoples]。
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, Tai-hwa Chu and Lalo a Tahesh Kaybaybaw. 2015. A Study of Saisiyat Morphology. Oceanic Linguistics Special Publication no. 40. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2007. A Grammar of Mantauran Rukai. Language and Linguistics Monograph Series, No. A4-2. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Hui-chuan Lin. 2003. We should not forget the stories of the Mantauran. Vol.1: Memories of the past. Language and Linguistics Monograph Series, No. A4. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  • 齊莉莎。2000。《台灣南島語言叢書5布農語參考語法》[A reference grammar of Bunun, Series on Formosan Languages, 5]。台北:遠流[Taipei: Yuanliou Pub. Co.]。
  • 齊莉莎。2000。《台灣南島語言叢書7鄒語參考語法》[A reference grammar of Tsou, Series on Formosan Languages, 7]。台北:遠流[Taipei: Yuanliou Pub. Co.]。
  • 齊莉莎。2000。《台灣南島語言叢書8魯凱語參考語法》[A reference grammar of Rukai, Series on Formosan Languages, 8]。台北:遠流[Taipei: Yuanliou Pub. Co.]。


iconPublications - Other
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth, Stacy F. Teng and Joy J. Wu (Editors). 2015. New Advances in Formosan Linguistics. Studies on Austronesian Languages, Asia-Pacific Linguistics series A-PL 017/SAL 003.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2012. Review of “Foong Ha Yap, Karen Grunow-Harsta, and Janick Wrona, eds. 2011. Nominalization in Asian languages: Diachronic and typological perspectives. Typological Studies in Language 96, xvii + 796 pp. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. ISBN 978-90-272-0677-0, $158.00, harbound. Oceanic Linguistics 51.2:606-611.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth (Editor). 2009. Formosan Linguistics: Stanley Starosta’s contributions. Language and Linguistics Monograph Series. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth (Guest editor). 2007. Role and Reference Grammar in Taiwan. Special Issue of Language and Linguistics, 8.1.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2005. Review of “Josiane Cauquelin. 2004. The Aborigines of Taiwan. The Puyuma: from headhunting to the modern world. London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon. 277pp. Hardcover ISBN 0-415-31413-5.”. 東台灣研究 [Journal of Eastern Taiwan Studies] 10:131-136 [In Chinese].
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2005. Review of “Wang, Shan-shan. 2004. An ergative view of Thao syntax. Ph.D. dissertation, Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, pp. 389”. Concentric 31.1:159-165.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth (Guest editor). 2004. Issues on Austronesian Linguistics. Special Issue of Language and Linguistics, 5.2.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth (Responsable scientifique). 2004. Faits de Langues – Les langues austronésiennes. Gap: Ophrys.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth (Guest editor). 2002. Nominalization in Formosan Languages. Special Issue of Language and Linguistics 3.2.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 2002. Review of “Li, Paul Jen-kuei, and Shigeru Tsuchida. 2001. Pazih Dictionary. 391 pp. Language and Linguistics Monograph Series, No. A2. Taipei: Institute of Linguistics (Preparatory Office), Academia Sinica, 36.2:429-436.”. Language and Linguistics 3.2:481-490.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth and Paul Jen-kuei Li. 1999. Selected papers from the Eighth International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics. Symposium Series of the Institute of Linguistics (Preparatory Office), No.1.
  • Zeitoun, Elizabeth. 1997. Review of “A parametric grammar of Seediq” written by Arthur Holmer. Oceanic Linguistics 36.2:429-436.


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