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

Yen-Hwei Lin Recommended as Interim Dean of MSU’s College of Arts & Letters
Published May 28, 2024 in College of Arts & Letters
Yen-Hwei Lin has been recommended to serve as Interim Dean of Michigan State University’s College of Arts & Letters, effective June 10. She will assume the role of Interim Dean Designee…Read now »
Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures Hosts Annual Award Ceremony
Published May 3, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
The Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures (LiLaC) hosted its annual awards ceremony on April 28 to honor its students for their outstanding work during the 2022-2023 academic…Read now »
2023 Varg-Sullivan Endowed Graduate Awards Presented
Published April 18, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
This year’s winners of the Varg-Sullivan Endowed Graduate Awards are Mona Jahani, MFA Candidate in Theatre Design, the Outstanding Achievement in the Arts recipient, and Naiyan Du, Ph.D. Candidate…Read now »
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
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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 »