Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Lin Jingxia

Associate Chair (Students), School of Humanities

School of Humanities
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Phone: (+65)67906718/69042073
Office: HSS-03-17/ HSS-03-84E

  • PhD (Chinese Linguistics) Stanford University 2011
  • MSc (Statistics) Stanford University 2010
  • MSc (Linguistics) University of Alberta 2006
  • BA (Eng Lang & Literature) Zhejiang University 2004
Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, 1/2013-present
Postdoctoral Fellow, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 8/2011-12/2012
Research Interests
Chinese linguistics; Syntax; Semantics; Syntax-semantics interface; Global Chinese; Grammaticalization and lexicalization; typology; Chinese dialect studies
Current Projects
  • Grammatical Variations of World Chineses: Comparative Empirical Studies Based on Student Writings
  • Motion verbs and motion constructions in Chinese: Their lexcial semantics and historical development
Selected Publications
  • Peck, Jeeyoung and Jingxia Lin. (2019). Semantic Constraint on Preposition Incorporation of Postverbal Locative PPs in Mandarin Chinese. Language and Linguistics, 20(1), 85-129.
  • Jingxia Lin. (2018). Encoding Motion Events in Mandarin Chinese: A Cognitive Functional Study. John Benjamins (in press).
  • Lin, Jingxia and Yong Kang Khoo. (2018). Singapore Mandarin Chinese: Its variations and studies. Chinese language and discourse, 9(2), 183-210.
  • Lin, Jingxia, Dingxu Shi, Menghan Jiang and Chu-Ren Huang.(2018). Variations in World Chineses. The Routledge Handbook of Applied Chinese LinguisticsLondon: Routledge.
  • Lin, Jingxia. (2018). Grammaticalization of shuo and jiang in Singapore Mandarin Chinese: A Spoken-Corpus-Based Study. The 19th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW2018).

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