Tsung-Lun Alan Wan

PhD Linguistics & English Language

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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I am a third-year PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. My PhD project focuses on the agentive language use of deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) speakers of Mandarin in Taiwan. The first-year paper of my doctoral project concerns the stylistic variation of  DHH speakers between minimal par reading and story reading. The second-year paper explores how DHH speakers signal affective stances through vowel-shifting when they turn off their assistive hearing devices. 


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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: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Mandarin Speech in Taiwan: A Variationist Sociolinguistics Approach (Supervisor: Dr Claire Cowie and Dr Lauren Hall-Lew)

Undergraduate teaching

  • Tutor, Linguistics and English Language 1A

Current project grants

Taiwan Government Scholarship for Further Study (LINGUISTICS)