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Below are citations of my academic papers. Please email me if you need help accessing any of them.

“Supracultural models, universalism and relativism: The language of personhood in Chinese and American cultures.” 2009. In Hanna Pishwa ed. Language and Social Cognition: Expression of the Social Mind. Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 79-125.

“Cultural Models in the U.S. and China: A Linguistic Investigation of Distributed Cognition.” To appear in the conference volume for the 8th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse & Language: Language in Action. U.C. San Diego, November 3–5, 2006.

“Are These Truths Self-Evident? Language, Culture and Human Rights in the U.S. and China.” Ph.D. dissertation, UC Berkeley, 2003.

“A unified account of essentially contested concepts.” Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society. 205-213.

“What Linguistics Can Tell us about Affirmative Action Discourse.” 2000. Proceedings of the seventh annual Symposium About Language and Society — Austin. Texas Linguistic Forum 43: 165-175.

“A Willy Nilly Look at Lai Ideophones.Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 21.1. 1998. 155-200.

“Lai Verb Lists.Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 20.2. 1997. 57-112.

“A Lousy Time to be Silver: Crisis in China’s Family-based System of Care for the Elderly.” Berkeley Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. VI. 1995, pp. 1-18.