Ang Ui-jin

Ang Ui-jin
Born (1946-06-16) June 16, 1946
Xingang, Chiayi, Taiwan
Nationality Taiwan
Alma mater National Tsing Hua University
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Ang Ui-jin (Chinese: 洪惟仁; pinyin: Hóng Wéirén; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Âng Ûi-jîn) (born June 16, 1946) is a Taiwanese linguist. He was the chief architect of the Taiwanese Language Phonetic Alphabet and remains an influential scholar in the progressive reform and development of the Taiwanese language.


He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Chinese Studies from Chinese Culture University in 1969 And his Master's degree from the Chinese Language Research Institute of National Taiwan Normal University in 1973. He obtained his PhD from the Language Research Institute of National Tsing Hua University. His research expertises include Min Nan Phonetics, Dialectology, Chinese phonology, Sociology of language.

He was persecuted during the White Terror and sentenced to life imprisonment for 'crimes of rebellion' in 1973. Later, he was granted amnesty and released from jail after 6 years and 8 months.

He was once a full-time Associate Professor of Yuan Ze University. He became Dean and full-time Professor at Department of Taiwanese Languages and Literature at National Taichung University in 2006.

He was the 6th President of the Taiwan Linguistics Society (台灣語文學會).

In 1992 He founded Taiwanese Hokkien magazine Digest of the Taiwanese language(台語文摘).

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