Yen-Hwei Lin
(517) 353-8776

B468 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyLinguistics, Languages, and CulturesSecond Language Studies

Department Chair


Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

Yen-Hwei Lin’s research has focused on phonological representations and constraints with particular interests in feature theory, moraic and syllabic structures, the phonology-morphology interface, phonetically-based phonology, and Chinese phonology. She is the author of The Sounds of Chinese, co-editor of Lingua Sinica and an associate editor of Language and Linguistics.

University News

MSU Linguistics Ascends Rankings as a Solid Choice for Scholarship
Published June 22, 2021 in College of Arts & Letters
Michigan State University’s Linguistics program is ranked among the top places in the field for study, research, and employment…Read now »
Yen-Hwei Lin Appointed Chair of LingLang Department
Published April 9, 2020 in College of Arts & Letters
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After more than a year serving as Acting Interim Chair and then Interim Chair of the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, Yen-Hwei Lin has been…Read now »
Yen-Hwei Lin to Lead LingLang Department 
Published November 6, 2018 in College of Arts & Letters
headshot of woman in pink sweater and scarf
Dr. Yen-Hwei Lin has been appointed Acting Interim Chair of the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, effective November 5, 2018, through August 15,…Read now »