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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SHI YUZHI
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT of CHINESE STUDIES
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260

       
Appointment: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Office: AS7/03-02
Email: chsshiyz@nus.edu.sg
Tel: (65)6516 6892
Fax: (65)6779 4167
Homepage: http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/chsshiyz/
  
 
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      Shi Yuzhi (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1999) is an Associate Professor of Chinese language and linguistics in the Department of Chinese Studies at National University of Singapore. Also, he has been appointed as the Institute Professor (the “Xiaoxiang” scholar) in the Foreign Language College of Hunan Normal University; and an adjunct professor in the English Department of Dongnan (East-southern) University, of Chongqing University, and of Guangdong Foreign Language & Foreign Trade University; a visiting professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of Huazhong University of Science and technology and of Huazhong Normal University. Dr. Shi was a professor of the 2001 Summer Institute of the American Linguistic Society, where he taught a course called “linguistic typology and Chinese dialects”. In the last decade, he has been invited to give academic talks by more than 40 universities in China Mainland, Hong Kong, USA, and Canada.
     Thus far, Dr. Shi has published 10 books in John Benjamins Publishing Company, Peking University Press, Student Book Com. Ltd. (Taiwan), Peking Language & Culture University Press, Shanghai Foreign Language Press, and Jiangxi Education Press. His book on Modern Chinese grammar (co-authored) has been accepted for publication in University of California Press. He has published more than 100 papers in more than 30 professional journals. His research areas include Classical Chinese, Modern Chinese, Chinese dialects, minority languages in China, and English. His theoretical interests are in cognitive linguistics, linguistic typology, and grammaticalization theory.
     Dr. Shi taught at National University of Singapore, Stanford University, University of California, San Diego, and Huazhong University of Sciences and Technology. His courses at undergraduate and graduate levels include Chinese phonology, Modern Chinese Grammar, Classical Chinese, rhetoric and lexicology, formal logic, cognitive linguistics, linguistic typology, functionalism linguistics, etc.


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BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

  • I. BOOKS

    • 1992: Symmetries and Asymmetries between Affirmation and Negation in Chinese, Monographs on Modern Linguistics, pp. XVIII, 400. Taiwan: Student Book Co., Ltd.
    • 2000: The Cognitive and Semantic Foundations of Grammar, Monographs on Functionalism and Cognitive Linguistics, pp. 228. Nanchang: Jiangxi Educational Press.
    • 2001: With Charles N. Li, The Historical Morphosyntax of Chinese. pp. 414. Peking: Peking University Press.
    • 2001: The Structures and Motivations of Chinese Grammar. pp. 243. Nanchang: Jiangxi Educational Press.
    • 2001: Symmetries and Asymmetries between Affirmation and Negation in Chinese (second edition), pp. 376. Peking Language and Culture University Press.
    • 2002: The Establishment of Modern Chinese Grammar: The Formation of Resultative Construction in the History of Chinese and its Effects. pp. xv + 262. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Com.
    • 2003: The Establishment of Modern Chinese Grammar: A Grammaticalization Approach (Chinese version). Pp. 373. Beijing: Peking Language and Culture University Press.
    • 2004:  A Typological Approach to Chinese Language. pp. 380. Nanchang: Jiangxi Education Press.
    • 2006:  The Conceptual Foundation of Grammar. pp. 400. Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press.
    • 2006: The Motivations and Mechanisms of Grammaticalization. pp. 388. Peking University Press.
    • Forthcoming: With Charles N. Li, Mandarin Chinese: A Functional Reference Grammar (Second edition). Berkeley: University of California Press.

    II. PAPERS

    • 1989. Negative Polarity Items in Modern Chinese. Language Research, Vol. 2, pp 12-21. 
    • 1990. The Reason of Frequency Difference between V-de-C and V-bu-C. Language Research, Vol. 2, pp 68-74. 
    • 1990. The Use of Color Words in Modern Chinese. Chinese Studies, Vol. 3, pp 18-22.
    • 1991. Affirmative adjectives in Contemporary Chinese.  Zhongguo Yuwen, Vol. 3, pp 167-174. 
    • 1991. On the Negative Polarity Item Chaer. Chinese Teaching and Studies, Vol. 3, pp 58-63.
    • 1992. Affirmative Verbs in Modern Chinese. Language Research, Vol. 2, pp 41-50.
    • 1992. The Qualification and Affirmativity of Verbs in Chinese. Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies, New Series, Vol. 22.3, pp 255-278. 
    • 1992. On the Category of Aspectual Markers in Modern Chinese. Social Sciences in China, Vol. 6, pp 183-201. 
    • 1992.   The Special Use of the Quantifier “one” in Negation. Chinese Learning. Vol. 9, pp 21-22. 
    • 1992. Differences and Similarities between Synonyms and Antonyms. Chinese Studies, Vol. 1, pp 28-34.
    • 1993. With Huang Guoying. Marked Adjectives and Unmarked Adjectives in Chinese. Zhongguo Yuwen, Vol. 6, pp 401-409. 
    • 1993. The Differentiation of Redundant Negation “Chadianer”. Chinese Studies, Vol. 4, pp 12-16.
    • 1994. Aspect in Modern Chinese. Social Sciences in China, 3.156-173. 
    • 1994. Quantification and affirmation of predicate words, The 90’s Thoughts on Grammar, ed. by Shao Jing-min and Liu Da-wei, pp29-42. Beijing: Beijing Language Institute Press.
    • 1994. Semantic Features of the Negative Polarity Items in English. Foreign Language Teaching and Studies, Vol. 1, pp 16-19.
    • 1995. On the Macro-syllable Structures in Chinese. Zhongguo Yuwen, Vol. 3, pp 230-240. 
    • 1995. With Hu Ping. The Grammatical Meaning of Question Marker NE. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, Vol. 30:2, pp 71-83. 
    • 1995. The Effects of One-dimensionality of Time upon the Evolution of Prepositions. Zhongguo Yuwen, Vol. 1, pp 1-10. 
    • 1995. A Review: ‘Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things’. Contemporary Linguistics, Vol. 2, pp 17-22.
    • 1996. The Constraints of Question Constructions on Markedness & Unmarkedness of Adjectives]. Chinese Studies, Vol. 5, pp 10-15.
    • 1996. On the Syntactic Reduplication of Chinese. Language Research, Vol. 2, pp 1-12.
    • 1996. Proportion of Extensional Dimensions: the Primary Cognitive Basis for Shape-based Classifiers in Chinese.  Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, Vol. 31:2, pp 37-59. 
    • 1997. The two types of word orders of anaphoric demonstrative pronouns and their functions in Contemporary Chinese. Chinese Studies, Vol. 6, pp 3-6.
    • 1997. On the Properties of the Wh-elements in Chinese. Journal of Chinese Linguistics, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp 131-145.
    • 1997. With Tomo. The Usage of Interrogative Pronouns in Question Constructions. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, Vol 32:2, pp 75-82. 
    • 1997. With Charles Li. The Development of the Verb-copying Constructions in Chinese. Contemporary Linguistics, Vol 3, pp 32-38. 
    • 1997. With Charles Li. On the Mechanism for the emergence of the Aspect Markers in Chinese. Zhongguo Yuwen, Vol. 2, pp 82-96. 
    • 1998. With Charles Li.   The Elimination of the Position of the Second Predicate in Classical Chinese and Its Effect on the Grammaticalization of Classifiers. Language Research, Vol. 1, pp 40-54.  
    • 1998. With Charles Li. On the Historical Replacements among the Three Particles: zhi, zhe, and de. Social Sciences in China, Vol. 6., pp 165-180.
    • 1998. With Charles Li. The Motivation for the Development of Comparison Structure in Chinese. Chinese Teaching in the World, Vol. 3, pp 16-28.
    • 1998. With Charles Li. The Diachronic Relationship between Demonstrative Pronouns and Constructional Particles. Journal of Chinese Language Teachers Association, Vol. 2, pp 53-70.
    • 1999. The effect of Discourse on Semantic and Syntactic Changes of Lexical Items: a Case Study. Chinese Studies, Vol. 3. 7-10.
    • 1999. With Charles Li. The Development of the Resultative Construction and its Effects on Syntactic Changes of Chinese. Studies in Chinese Linguistics, Vol 2, pp 83-100. 
    • 2000. The Boundedness of Chinese Predicates and its Historical Motivations. The proceedings of the International Conference of Chinese Grammar, pp. 294-307. JinanShandong Education Press.
    • 2000. With Charles Li. The Effects of the Syntactic Changes around the Fifteenth Century on the Formation of the Negative System of Modern Chinese.   Language Reseach, Vol. 1.  
    • 2000. With Audrey Y.-H. Li. The Influence of the Classifier System on the Development of the Plural Marker -MEN. Contemporary Linguistics, Vol. 1.
    • 2000. The Motivations for the Emergence of Chinese Verb Reduplication.  Chinese Linguistics, Vol. 1.
    • 2000. The Motivations for the Emergence of the Verb Reduplication of Chinese in the Fifteenth Century, Chinese Linguistics Vol. 1: 35-38.  
    • 2000. The Marked and Unmarked Constructions in Modern Chinese. Yufa Yanjiu he Tansuo, Vol. 10: 19-30.
    • 2000. The Unified Function of the Constructional Particle DE in Modern Chinese. Chinese Teaching in the World, 1. 16-27.
    • 2000. A Typological Approach to the Resultative Construction of Modern Chinese. Contemporary Research in Modern Chinese (Japan), Vol. 1: 62-69.
    • 2000. How to See “Exceptions” to Grammatical Rules? Hanyu Xuexi, Vol. 6: 29-30.
    • 2000. On the Unified Grammatical Functions of the Morpho-syntactic Particle DE. Chinese Teaching in the World, Vol. 1.
    • 2000. The Effect of Grammatical Changes on Poetic Forms: A Study on the Padding Words in Yuan Verses. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, Vol. 32:2.
    • 2001. The Motivations and Mechanisms of the Word Order Changes of Pronominal Items in Archaic Chinese. Zhongguo Yuwen, Vol. 5: 254-265.
    • 2001. The Local Context for the Fusion of Verb and Resultative in the History of Chinese. Contemporary Research in Modern Chinese, Vol. 3: 45-56.
    • 2001. The Distinction between Finite and Non-finite Verbs in Modern Chinese. Chinese Teaching in the World, Vol. 2: 23-27.
    • 2001. Subject and Topic in Chinese. Language Research, Vol. 2: 82-91.
    • 2001. On the Interaction of Syntactic Structure and Lexical Markers: the Effect of the Expression of Definiteness on Chinese Syntax. Contemporary Linguistics, Vol. 3, pp 170-181.
    • 2001. The Cognitive Foundations of the Shape-based Classifiers in Chinese.  Linguistics Teaching and Studies, Vol. 1, 34-41.
    • 2001.   The Marked and Unmarked Constructions in Chinese],  Research and Explorations of Chinese Grammar, Vol. 10: 19-30. Beijing: The Commercial Press.
    • 2002. Frequency, Idiomization, and Grammaticalization. Contemporary Research in Modern Chinese, Vol. 4.
    • 2002. The Disyllabification Tendency and the Formation of Resultative Construction in the History of Chinese. Language Research, No. 1: 1-14.
    • 2002. The Establishment of the Classifier System and the Grammaticalization of the Morphosyntactic Particle de in Chinese. Language Sciences. Vol. 1: 1-15.
    • 2002. The Effect of the Sentential Structural Changes on the Grammaticalization of the Suffixes of Adjectives and Adverbs. Yuyanxue luncong (Peking University), Vol. 22, pp. 170-190.
    • 2002. The Principle of Information-organizing in Modern Chinese. Yufa Yanjiu he Tansuo, Vol. 11. pp. 135-150.
    • 2002. The Effect of the Word Order of a Language on its Grammatical System. Journal of Foreign Languages, No. 1: 17-27.
    • 2002. The Interaction between Structural Meanings and Lexical Markers. Contemporary Linguistics, No. 1: 25-37.   
    • 2002. The Diachronic and Synchronic Relationship among Classifiers, Demonstrative Pronouns and Constructional Particles. Fangyan (Dialects). No.2. pp. 117-126.
    • 2002. Parallelism, Irregularity and Structural Compensation in Shi Jing: A Statistical and Structural Analysis. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, Vol. 3.
    • 2003. The Effect of the Quantity Property of Adjectives on Their Syntactic Behaviors. Chinese Teaching in the World, 2: 13-26.
    • 2003. The relationship between the Two Grammatical Categories in Chinese: Number and Definiteness. Language Research, Vol. 23: 40-50.
    • 2003. The Regularity and Exception of Grammar. Linguistics Science, Vol. 3.2.
    • 2003. The Reduplication of Nouns and Classifiers in Chinese. Journal of Chinese Language History Vol. 3.
    • 2003. NP as argument (co-authered with Yen-hui Audrey Li). Functional Structure(s), Form and Interpretation, ed. by Yen Hui Audrey Li and Andrew Simpson pp.3-27. London: RoutledgeCurzon Publishing Company.
    • 2003. On the Interaction of Syntactic Structure and Lexical Markers: the Effect of the Expression of Definiteness on Chinese Syntax.  Monograph of Chinese Grammar, ed. Shao Jingmin. Zhejiang: Zhejiang Education Press.
    • 2004. The Conceptualization Motivation for the Different Functions of Double-object Constructions between English and Chinese. Foreign Language Teaching and Research. Vol. 36.2: 83-89.
    • 2004. The Cognitive Foundation of the Grammaticalization of the Natural Number “One” into a Definite Marker. Minority Languages of China. Vol. 24.2: 10-19.
    • 2004. The Possession Verb of Chinese and the Expression of Perfect Aspect. Language Research, Vol. 24.2: 34-42.
    • 2004. The Strong and Weak Points of Cognitive Linguistics. Journal of Foreign Languages, Vol. 25. 21-33.
    • 2004. The Relationship between Syntax and Word Formation. Journal of Chinese Language, No. 1.
    • 2004. Conceptualization of Verbs and their Syntax in Chinese (co-authored). Contemporary Research in Modern Chinese, Vol. 7, No. 1.
    • 2004. The Effect of Social Average Value on Grammar. Linguistic Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 6.
    • 2004. The Object Marker “ge” in Modern Chinese (co-authored). Studies in Chinese Language, No. 4.
    • 2004. Terminology, Evidence, Methodology, and Theories in Chinese Historical Linguistics. Language Research, No. 4.
    • 2004. The Cognitive Relation between Question and Exclamation. Studies in Foreign Languages, No. 6.
    • 2004. The Conceptual Foundations for Differences of Passive Constructions of Chinese and English. Foreign Language Teaching and Research, No. 6.
    • 2005. Against Chomsky’s Hypothesis: Universal Grammar. Journal of PLA University of Foreign Languages, Vol. 28, No. 1.
    • 2005. Copula, Focus, Emphasis, and Comparison in Chinese. Language Research, No. 4.
    • 2005. The Changes of Phonology and Poem Genres in Middle Chinese. Academic Research, Vol. 20, No. 2.
    • 2005. The Philosophical Foundations of Chomsky Linguistics and its Deficiency. Journal of Foreign Language, No. 3.
    • 2005. The Cognitive Foundations of the Grammaticalization of Passive Markers. Minority Languages of China, Vol. 25, No. 3.
    • 2005. The Asymmetry of the Grammatical Markers of Object Size. Linguistic Sciences, No. 3.
    •  2005. The Commonality and Difference of the Coordinate Constructions of Chinese and English. Foreign Language Research, No. 3.
    •  2005. Topic, subject and Object in Chinese and English (co-authored). Journal of Sichuan Foreign Language College, No. 4.
    • 2005. The Different Conceptualizations and Unmarkedness of Adjectives in English and Chinese (co-authored). Studies in Foreign Languages, No. 4.
    • 2005. The Grammaticalization of the Passive Marker “rang” in Contemporary Chinese. Yuyanxue Luncong, Vol. 31, No.2.
    • 2005. The Conceptual Foundations for Differences of Passive Constructions of Chinese and English. Interfaces of Sub-systems of Language. Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
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