Janny Leung is Associate Professor in the School of English at The University of Hong Kong. She has a BA in Linguistics and Translation from The University of Hong Kong and an MPhil and PhD in English and Applied Linguistics from University of Cambridge, as well as an LLB from The University of London. Her current government-funded research project focuses on the question of how the multiplicity of official languages in which a legal system operates affects the delivery of justice. During her time with the Harvard-Yenching Institute, she will be writing a book on bilingualism in the legal context.
Wang Bei is Associate Professor, Institute of Chinese Minority Languages, Minzu University of China. Her research focuses on the interface between information structure and prosody in many Chinese minority languages. She received her PhD from the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2002. She has previously taught at the Institute of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Germany and at Beijing Normal University.
Current Research Projects and Interests: Information structure, prosody, Chinese minority languages
Wang, B., Wang, L., & Qadir, T. (2011) Prosodic realization of focus in six languages/dialects in China. ICPhS 2011, Hong Kong. 1444-1447.
Wang, B., Xu, Y., & Xu, J. (2011) Prosodic realization of discourse topic in Mandarin Chinese:Comparing professional with non-professional speakers. ICPhS 2011, Hong Kong.
Wang, B. & Xu, Y. (2011) Differential prosodic encoding of topic and focus at sentence initial position in Mandarin Chinese, Journal of Phonetics. 39(4): 595-611 (SSCI 收录).
Wang, B., & Féry, C. (2012) Prosodic encoding of topic and focus and its influence on speech perception in split sentences of Chinese Putonghua. Chinese Journal of Acoustics. 31(1): 101-112.
Wang, L., Wang, B., Xu, Y. (2012) Prosodic encoding and perception of focus in Tibetan (Anduo Dialect) Speech Prosody 2012. Shanghai.
Zhang, X. X., Wang, B., Wu, Q. (2012) Prosodic realization of focus in statement and question of Tibetan (Lasa). Interspeech 2012. Portland, USA.
Wang, B., Li, C. X., Wu, Q., Zhang, X. X. Wang, B. F., (2012) Production and Perception of Focus in Hainan Tsat: Compared with Beijing Mandarin. Interspeech 2012. Portland, USA.
Xu, Y., Chen, S.-w., & Wang, B. (2012). Prosodic focus with and without post-focus compression (PFC): A typological divide within the same language family? The Linguistic Review, 29, 131-147.1.
- Peking University
Current Research Projects and Interests:
1. English lexical semantics
2. English syntactic semantics
3. History of linguistic thought
Yingyu ce de goucheng yu dapei (English Words: Structure and Collocation). Beijing: Commercial Press, 2008.
(Ed.) Yuyanxue: zhonguo yu shijie tongbu (Linguistics: China Keeps Pace with the World). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2003.
Towards a Relational-Perspective Approach to Syntactic Semantics. Beijing: People’s Education Press, 2001.
(Ed., and trans.) Yakebuxun wenji (A Roman Jakobson Anthology). Changsha: Hunan Education Press, 2001.
Jiegou gongneng yuyanxue: bulage xuepai (Structural-Functional Linguistics: The Prague School). Changchun: Jilin Education Press, 1998.
Ms. Shen Yuan is an associate professor of the Department of English of Fudan University, Shanghai. She got her M.A. in (English) Linguistics from Fudan University and her Ph.D. in Linguistics from City University of Hong Kong where she extended her research interest from the study of English to that of Chinese, and the similarities and differences in the working mechanisms underlying the use and interpretation of Chinese and English. During her research stay at Harvard-Yenching Institute she researched the parametric variation in the choice of nominal forms in Chinese and English. The study aimed at revealing which grammatical properties are inherently linked and which are only accidentally related in the choice of nominal forms in Chinese and English, which would provide insights into questions like the parametrization of lexical properties and the constraints on crosslinguistic variation.
- Shaanxi Normal University
9. 왕계룡 저 |김현철, 박미애, 진화진 역
10. Academic Knight between East and West: A Biography of Alexander von Stael-Holstein, Cengage Learning Ltd, USA and Singapore (forthcoming)
Professor Satoshi Uehara is Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, Tohoku University. His research interests focus on cognitive linguistics and contrastive linguistics.
Professor Lee is an associate professor at Yonsei University in the Department of German Language and Literature. He received his M.A. in Germanic Linguistics from Seoul National University and his Ph.D. in Theoretical Linguistics from Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Germany. His personal website is www.coling.info