Associate Professor & Chair
Phone : 52766
Education：PhD in Educational Psychology, Certificate: Multidisciplinary Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research Interests：sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, critical applied linguistics, language and identity, language socialization, multilingualism and translanguaging, communication in eldercare, dementia and discourse, discourse analysis, narrative, ethnographic research methods
Professional Title：Associate Professor
- Interim Chair, Institute of TESOL, NYCU (2023/2~2024/1)
- Interim Director, Language Teaching and Research Center, NYCU (2023/2~2024/1)
- Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University (2021~2022)
- Director, Chinese Language Program, NYCU (2019/2~2021/7)
- Advisor, ETA Program, Fulbright Taiwan (2018~2021; 2022/9~present)
- Assistant Professor, Institute of TESOL, NYCU (2012/2~2017/7)
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida
- English Teacher, National Lanyang Girls’ High School, Yilan, Taiwan
- English Teacher, Xinyi Junior High School, Taipei, Taiwan
- Lin, S. (Forthcoming). Power, solidarity, and sajiao in dementia care. Concentric: Studies in Linguistics. (THCI Core)
- Lin, S. (Forthcoming). Verbal play in dementia care: A longitudinal study.
Pragmatics and Society. (SSCI)
- Lin, S. (2023). “I am very good at my work!” A narrative inquiry of Southeast
Asian marriage migrants’ identity negotiations through their work. Journal of
Multilingual and Multicultural Development. (SSCI)
- Lin, S., Wu, M.-H., & Leung, G. (2023). Life and work between home and
“homeland”: A narrative inquiry of transnational Chinese adoptees’ identity
negotiations across time and space. Applied Linguistics Review. (SSCI)
- Lin, S., Wu, M.-H., & Leung, G. (2023). “What if I was not adopted”:
Transnational Chinese adoptee English teachers negotiating identities in Taiwan.
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 26(2), 216-229.
- Lin, S. & Hsueh, C.-H. (2022). Task-plus communication: Beyond the binary of
task talk versus social talk in dementia care. In B. H. Davis, & M. Maclagan
(Eds.), Caregiving East and West (pp. 102-113). Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK:
Cambridge Scholar Publishing.
- Lin, S. & Wu, J. (2022). Transforming identities and ideologies: Creating
translanguaging space with overseas Chinese students in Taiwan. Taiwan Journal
of TESOL, 19(1), 87-120. (THCI Core)
- Lin, S. (2022). Negotiating language choice in multilingual lab meetings: voices
from domestic and international students in Taiwan. International Journal of
Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 25(1), 117-130. (SSCI)
- Lin, S. (2018). “Then you can ride the scooter to run away!” Gender positioning
of marriage-migrants in adult Mandarin education in Taiwan,” International
Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 21, 617-631. (SSCI)
- Lin, S. (2018). To speak or not to speak in the new Taiwanese university: Class
participation and identity construction in linguistically and culturally diverse
graduate classrooms. Language and Intercultural Communication, 18(2), 184-203.
- Ke, I.-C. & Lin, S. (Corresponding Author). (2017). A translanguaging approach
to TESOL in Taiwan. English Teaching & Learning. 41(1), 33-61. (THCI Core)
- Guo, Y.-J. & Lin, S. (2016). L2 Oral academic discourse socialization through
group discussion in TESOL. The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 3(1), 17-
- Jang, Y., Huang, Y.-J., Yoon, H., & Lin, S. (2016). Correlates of self-rated health
and self-rated mental health in older Chinese Americans. Social Work in Public
Health, 31(4), 309-315. (SSCI)
- Lin, S. (2015). Circulating discourses of minority education: The linguistic
construction of modernity in globalizing Taiwan. Anthropology & Education
Quarterly, 46(1), 71-87. (SSCI)
- Lin, S., Liu, J., & Jang, Y. (2014). The role of psychosocial and cultural factors as
correlates of depressive symptoms in Chinese American older adults. Clinical
Gerontologist, 37(2), 180-119. (SSCI)
- Korte, R., & Lin, S. (2013). Getting on board: Organizational socialization and
the contribution of social capital. Human Relations, 66(4), 407-428. (SSCI 2014)
- Lin, S. (2012). Class wreckage and class re-positioning: Narratives of Japanese-
educated Taiwanese. In Lois Weis and Nadine Dolby (Eds.), Social class and
education: Global perspectives (pp. 73-90). New York: Routledge.
- Miller, P. J., Fung, H., Lin, S., Chen, E. C., & Boldt, B. (2012). How socialization happens on the ground: Narrative practices as alternate socializing pathways in Taiwanese and European-American families. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development (Vol 77) (SSCI)
- Miller, P. J., Koven, M., & Lin, S. (2011). Language socialization and narrative.
In A. Duranti, E. Ochs, & B. Schieffelin (Eds.), The Handbook of Language
Socialization (pp. 190-208). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Korte, R., & Lin, S. (2011). Investing for success: Newcomer socialization and
the development of social capital. Proceedings of the Academy of Human
Resource Development Conference.
- Lin, S. (2009). How listening is silenced: A monolingual Taiwanese elder
constructs identity through television viewing. Language in Society, 38, 311-337.
- Miller, P. J., Chen, E. C., & Lin, S. (2009). Narrative. In R. Shweder, T. Bidell, A.
Dailey, S. Dixon, P. J. Miller, & J. Modell (Eds.), The Chicago companion to the
child. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.
- McCarthey, S. J., Garcia, G. E., Lopez, A., Lin, S., & Guo, Y. (2004).
Understanding writing contexts for English language learners. Research in the
Teaching of English, 38, 351-394. (SSCI)
- Lin, S. (2023). Blending frames in dementia care: Creating moments of
meaningful interactions. Paper presented in the AAAL 2023 conference, Portland,
- Wu, M.-H., Lin, S., & Leung, G. (2023). Life and work between home and
“homeland”: A narrative inquiry of Chinese adoptees’ identity negotiations. Paper
presented in the AAAL 2023 conference, Portland, Oregon.
- Lin, S., & Hsueh, C.-H. (2022). Communication in dementia care in adult day
centers: A cross-cultural sociolinguistic study in Taiwan and the US. Paper
presented at the 2022 Asia Pacific Regional Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Lin, S. (2022) “I can naturally infantilize myself in front of the elders!” Co-
constructing relational identities through sajiao in dementia care. Taiwan Society
for Anthropology and Ethnology Annual Meeting (台灣人類學與民族學年會),
National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
- Leung, G., Wu, M.-H., Lin, S., & Yang, J.-K. (March 19-22, 2022). Implementing
meaningful Mandarin-English education in Taiwan: Some insights from dual
language elementary schools in Kaohsiung. American Association of Applied
Linguistics (AAAL) Conference. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
- Lin, S. (June 27-July 2, 2021). Conversation as inclusion: Verbal play in
dementia care. 17 th International Pragmatics (IPrA) Conference Online.
- Lee, M.-H. & Lin, S. (2021). English extensive reading versus English textbook
reading: Ideology, agency, and the linguistic market in Taiwan. American
Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference Online.
- Lin, S. (2020). From infantilizing to collaborating: Interactions in an adult day
center in Taiwan. The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2020 Annual
Scientific Meeting Online.
- Ke, I.-C. & Lin, S. (2019). A translanguaging approach to TESOL in Taiwan.
2019 English Teaching & Learning International Conference. National Taiwan
Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.
- Lin, S. & Guo, Y.-J. (2019). Political participation via keyboards: Taiwanese youth’s identity construction through online political discourse. Workshop National Identities and the Youth in East Asia: Popular Culture, Political Mobilisation, and Digital Spaces. Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
- Lin, S. & Guo, Y.-J. (2018). Youth’s political engagement and identity construction online: A case study of political discourse of Taiwan’s 2016 presidential election. Sociolinguistics Symposium 22. University of Auckland,New Zealand.
- Lin, S. (2018). Language choice in the internationalized university contact zone:A case study in a research university in Taiwan. American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Chicago.
- Tseng, S. F. & Lin, S. (2018). Strategies and Philosophy of a Literature Circle Approach to EFL Education in Taiwan: A Classroom Study. Paper presented at 2018 International Conference on Applied Linguistics & Language Teaching.National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
- Lin, S. (2018). Introduction to the panel “‘I am not just a performing monkey’:Native English-speaking teachers negotiate professional identities in Taiwan” (with Dr. Genevieve Leung), International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching, National Taiwanese University of Science and Technology.
- Lin, S. (2018). Introduction to the Panel “Privilege or marginalization? How NESTs and NNESTs negotiate identities in internationalized ELT in Asia” (with Dr. Genevieve Leung), International Conference on English Teaching and Learning, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
- Chen, Y.-H. & Lin, S. (2018). Multilingual mediated language socialization of young children at home. Paper presented at 2018 International Conference on English Teaching and Learning. National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
- Guo, Y.-J. & Lin, S. (2017). Political engagement via keyboards: A case study on Taiwanese youth’s identity construction in online political discourse. The 23rd Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Social Organization (LISO),University of California, Santa Barbara.
- Lin, S. (2017). Second language learners as mothers: Educating marriage-migrants to educate their children. Conference on Imagining the Future:Community Innovation and Social Resilience in Asia. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
- Lee, M.-H. & Lin, S. (2015). English Extensive Reading versus English Textbook Reading: Agency, Identity, and the Linguistic Market in Taiwan. The Twelfth Annual Wenshan Conference. National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.
- Lin, S. & Guo, Y.-J. (2015). Translanguaging and political engagement: Collaborative transgression of language and political norms in social media. The 4 th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
- Lin, S. (2015). Adult Mandarin education and globalization: Neoliberal management of linguistic minorities in Taiwan. The International Conference of the Sociolinguistics of Globalization: (De)centering and (de)standardization, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
- Guo, Y.-J., & Lin, S. (2015). L2 academic discourse socialization through group discussion in TESOL. The CAES International Conference 2015, Faces of English: Theory, Practice and Pedagogy, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
- Lin, S. (2015). “Then you can ride the scooter to run away!” Social positioning of marriage immigrants in adult Mandarin education in Taiwan. American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Toronto, Canada.
- Lee, M.-H. & Lin, S. (2015). Beyond reading skills in extensive reading with book talks: Identity construction through critical thinking. American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Toronto, Canada.
- Lee, M.-H. & Lin, S. (2014). Identity Construction in book talks of young adult literature: A case study of English extensive reading in Taiwan. The Sixth CLaSIC Conference, Singapore.
- Lin, S. (2014). English-medium instruction, class participation, and identity construction in internationalized university classrooms in Taiwan. Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.
- Lin, S. (2013). Class wreckage and class re-positioning: Narratives of Japanese-educated Taiwanese. In invited presidential panel “Poverty and Privilege in the Changing Global Landscape: Education and the Production of New Forms of Social Stratification,” American Educational Research Association Meeting, San Francisco, California.
- Lin, S. (2012). “I love to watch NHK most!” Japanese-educated Taiwanese elders construct multilingual, educated identities. American Anthropological Association Meeting, San Francisco, California
- Lin, S. (2011). Modernity as discourse: Symbolic construction of (il)literacy in contemporary Taiwan. American Anthropological Association Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
- Lin, S., Miller, P. J., Fung, H., & Chen, E. C. (2011). Listening matters but it matters more in Taipei than Longwood: A longitudinal study of young children’s narrative participation. The Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
- Lin, S. (2010). Historical displacement, transnational migration, and linguistic inequality: Adult literacy and construction of “social children” in Taiwan.American Anthropology Association Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.
- Lin, S. (2010). When the transnational meet the traditional: Constructing female marriage immigrants and elderly Taiwanese as “social children” in contemporary Taiwan. National Communication Association, San Francisco, California.
- Lin, S. (2009). Linguistic marginalization through television viewing. In invited panel “Ethnographic Research in Cultural Psychology,” The Fifth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign, Illinois.
- Lin, S. (2007). Taiwanese elders, Vietnamese mothers: Language socialization in an adult education program in rural Taiwan. American Association of Applied Linguistics, Costa Mesa, California.
- Miller, P. J., Lin, S., Chen, E. C., Fung, H., Licciardello, V. (2007). Becoming active has distinct meanings: Taiwanese and Euro-American children’s changing participation in personal storytelling. The Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.
- Lin, S. (2007). Construction of selves in the sitting room. The Sixth Annual Conference of the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania.
- Lin, S. (2005). From vernacular to Mandarin: A sociohistorical perspective on the adult literacy program in Taiwan. International and Intercultural Communication Association, Taipei, Taiwan.
- Lin, S. (2004). Monolingual elders and multilingual TV. American Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Meetings, Portland, Oregon.
- McCarthey, S. J., Lin, S., & Guo, Y. (2003). Sociocultural case studies of biliteracy development. National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.