Michael Tanangkingsing obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the Graduate Institute of Translation and Interpretation Studies in Fu-jen Catholic University and at the Graduate Institute of Linguistics in National Taiwan University. He started teaching at the National Taipei University of Technology in 2009 and was appointed Chief of International Cooperation under the Office of International Affairs from 2012-2016. From 2016 to 2019 he served as Chair of the Department of English and from 2019 as Deputy Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He wrote A functional reference grammar of Cebuano as his doctoral dissertation and has served as Editor-in-Chief of Philippine Journal of Linguistics since 2017. His research interests include syntax, pragmatics, and discourse analysis of Cebuano, specifically clitic modals, demonstratives, pronouns, and particles; he also collaborates with Philippine linguists in research projects on Philippine languages. He enjoys reading and sings in a choir.