Tuyuan Cheng

General Education Center

National Tainan Junior College of Nursing, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Tuyuan Cheng
Associate Professor


National Tainan Junior College of Nursing


Tuyuan Cheng is an Associate Professor in the General Education Center, National Tainan Junior College of Nursing (NTJCN), Taiwan, R.O.C. She received her MA degree with honors from Graduate Institute of Linguistics (GIL) of National Chung Cheng University, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from GIL of National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan.

During Dr. Cheng’s academic training, she developed a keen focus on research that encompasses language acquisition, discourse analyses, and language processing in the domain of psycholinguistics.

After her doctoral program in NTU, she returned to NTJCN as a director of faculty teaching and research developmental center (FDC) (2012 to 2019). Over this period, she has made an extensive and in-depth research on the processing asymmetry of Chinese relative clauses (RC), and proposed a feasible solution to the long-debated issue on Chinese RC processing by using an innovative Cross-Modal Interference (DMI) paradigm.

In 2019, she undertakes the research program of “Constructing RC Processing Model”, wherein she continues her research on RC by extending comprehension to production as well as its potential interaction with human’s perspectives.