Who am I? I am an associate professor of linguistics at the Providence University Department of English Language, Literature & Linguistics. My Chinese name is 馬傑生 (pinyin: mǎ jié-shēng), but everyone calls me ‘Jason’, which is my real (American) first name.

Where am I? My office on campus is in 241 St. Peter Hall. For my office hours or information about my teaching schedule for the current semester of the current academic year, click here.

What do I do? I do research in theoretical linguistics — mostly syntax, semantics & pragmatics — and teach a variety of graduate & undergraduate courses. For more information about me, my research interests and publications, click here.

How can I be reached? I can be contacted by email at or by phone at +886-(0)4-26328001 ext. 12213. The department fax number is +886-(0)4-26334712. The department postal address is: Providence University Dept. of English Language, Literature & Linguistics, 200, Sec. 7, Taiwan Boulevard, Shalu District, Taichung City 43301, Taiwan.

If you are a student, and you need syllabi, lecture notes, grades or other information about one of the classes that I teach, use the links below to navigate. (Classes marked with an asterisk are graduate courses.)

英語語言學概論 (Introduction to Linguistics) (108)
語音及音韻學 (Phonetics & Phonology) (108)
構詞/句法學 (Morphology/Syntax) (108)
英文 (Freshman English) (108)
英語語言史 (The History of the English Language) (109-1)
世界語文 (Languages of the World) (109-2)
歷史語言學 (Historical Linguistics) (109-2)

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