Department of Chinese Studies 中文系

Chinese Linguistics Research Group

Introduction

Chinese language and linguistics is one of the two majors at the Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS). In order to broaden our staff’s research interests and train our MA and Ph.D students, we have established the “NUS Linguistics Research Group” in order to further intellectual exchange and share resources. The topics we intend to address in the “Linguistics Group” include (but are not limited to): cognitive linguistics, grammaticalization, lexical semantics, pragmatics, morphology, phonology, typology, and corpus linguistics. By increasing research collaborations and providing a forum for scholarly exchange, we hope to facilitate the development of innovative ideas, improve the quality of our research, and raise our department’s reputation in international academic circles.

We hold a linguistics colloquium regularly. Our activities cover:

  1. talks on the current research of our staff and graduate students;
  2. talks given or to be given at academic conferences;
  3. talks which review the most recent linguistic literature; and
  4. talks by invited speakers from other domestic or foreign universities.

Research Areas

Every aspect of the Chinese language and linguistics in general.

People

Core Members:

Name 姓名
A/P SHI Yuzhi 石毓智副教授 (organizer)
Dr. XU Zheng 徐政博士 (organizer from 2007/2008 Term 2, 2007/2008 onwards)
A/P PENG Rui 彭睿副教授
A/P LEE Cher Leng 李子玲副教授
Dr. CHUNG Raung-fu 钟荣富博士
Dr. WANG Hui 王惠博士 (organizer from 2007/2008 Term 1 onwards)

Members:

Name 姓名
A/P LO Yuet Keung 劳悦强副教授
Dr. HO Chee Lick 何自力博士
Dr. Adrian TIEN 田映春博士

Friends of the research group:

A/P BAO Zhiming (English Dept) 包智明副教授 (英文系)
Dr. WANG Xin (English Dept) 汪昕博士 (英文系)
Dr. Debra ZIEGELER (English Dept) Debra Ziegeler 博士 (英文系)

Graduate student organizer:

Name 姓名
Ms GONG Haitong 宫海彤小姐
Ms XU Tingting 徐婷婷小姐
Ms ZHANG Heng 张恒小姐

Graduate students:

All graduate students who major in Chinese language and linguistics

Events and Activities

Date Event Speaker
2 Oct 2015 “语言特区”的性质与类型 徐杰教授(澳门大学人文学院副院长、
中国语言文学系)
7 Sept 2015 Bilingual development as
a mechanism of grammatical
change
Professor Stephen Matthews
(Department of Linguistics,
University of Hong Kong)
23 April 2014 A study of the Bai language in
Yunnan, China
历史语言学的跨学科视野-从云南人
群和语言谈起
A/P Wang Feng
(Department of Chinese Language
and Literature, Beijing University)
汪锋副教授(北京大学中文系)
21 April 2014 A historical-comparative approach
历史比较:从语音对应到词阶法
A/P Wang Feng
(Department of Chinese Language and
Literature, Beijing University)
汪锋副教授(北京大学中文系)
4 July 2013 On the dative construction of
Classical Chinese: A
reconstruction perspective
从音注材料看上古汉语与格句式
A/P Phua Chiew Pheng
(Division of Chinese, Nanyang
Technological University)
潘秋平副教授(南洋理工大学中文系)
30 April 2013 Feature economy,
robustness and
Chinese sound change
Zhang Huili
(Postdoctoral Fellow,
City University of Hong Kong)
9 April 2013 Several issues about the
initials of Classical Chinese
上古汉语声母中的几个问题
A/P Phua Chiew Pheng
(Division of Chinese,
Nanyang Technological University)
潘秋平副教授(南洋理工大学中文系)
2 April 2013 Properties of Chinese and English
Lexicons
Professor DUANMU San
(Professor and Interim Director,
Department of Linguistics and Center
for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan
12 March 2013 Understanding how bilingual children
acquire languages: a Chinese perspective
从汉语视角看双语儿童的语言习得
Professor Virginia Yip
(Professor and Chairperson,
Department of Linguistics
and Modern Languages, Childhood
Bilingualism Research Centre,
Chinese University of Hong Kong)
叶彩燕教授(香港中文大学语言及现代语
言系系主任与儿童双语研究中心主任)
22 Jan 2013 Chinese language teaching:
Past and future
华文教学的过去与未来
Professor Lu Jianming
(Department of Chinese Language
and Literature, Beijing University,
China)
陆俭明教授(北京大学中文系)
22 Nov 2012 Space of the interaction
of ancient people
Professor Chin-chuan Cheng
(National Taiwan Normal
University; Fellow, Academia Sinica)
13 Sept 2012 Al-Sayyid: A language blooms
in the desert
Professor Mark ARONOFF
(Trustees Distinguished Professor,
Stony Brook University, U.S.A.;
FASS Distinguished Visiting
Fellow, NUS)
12 Sept 2012 Combinatorics and the interaction of
morphology and the lexicon
Professor Mark ARONOFF
(Trustees Distinguished Professor,
Stony Brook University, U.S.A.;
FASS Distinguished Visiting
Fellow, NUS)