Tsung-Lun Alan Wan

Thesis title: Recognizing Hard of Hearing Speech in Taiwan: Re-approaching the pathologized sociolinguistic community


I am currently pursuing my PhD degree in Linguistics and English Language, as the grantee of Taiwan Government's Study Abroad in Linguistics from 2018 to 2022. 

My project is concerned with Hard of Hearing Mandarin speech in Taiwan. To see further information, please go to my personal website.


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2011-2015: BS Geography, National Taiwan University

  • Dissertation: Speaking for oneself: Identity negotiation, spatiality and Hard of Hearing people in Taiwan (Supervisor: Professor Tsung-Yi Michelle Huang)

2015-2016: MA Language Studies, National University of Singapore

2018-present: PhD student, University of Edinburgh

  • Ongoing Dissertation: Recognizing Hard of Hearing sociolinguistics: A sociophonetic approach to Hard of Hearing speech in Taiwan (Supervisor: Dr Lauren Hall-Lew & Dr Claire Cowie)

Responsibilities & affiliations

  • Student member, Taiwan Society for Disability Studies
  • Student member, European Association of Taiwan Studies
  • Student member, British Association for Applied Linguistics¬†

Undergraduate teaching

  • Tutor, Linguistics and English Language 1A

Current project grants

Taiwan Government Scholarship for Further Study (LINGUISTICS)