Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Lin Jingxia

Assistant Professor
Division of Chinese
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Phone: (+65)67906718
Office: HSS-03-17

  • 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; Variations of World Chinese; Grammaticalization and lexicalization; Chinese dialect studies; Quantitative and corpus-based linguistics
Research Grant
  • Start Up Grant (2013-2016)
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
  • Lin, Jingxia and Jeeyoung Peck. (2015). Classification of Mandarin Chinese Simple Adjectives: A Scale-based Analysis of Their Quantitative Denotations. Language and Linguistics, , (to appear).
  • Peck, Jeeyoung, Jingxia Lin, and Chaofen Sun.(2015). A scalar analysis of Chinese incremental theme VPs. Journal of Chinese Linguistics: Language Evolution and Changes in Chinese.
  • Lin, Jingxia. (2015). Encoding Motion Events in Chinese and the “Scalar Specificity Constraint”. Lingua Sinica, 1(1).
  • Lin, Jingxia.(2015). Adverbial Clauses. In James D. Wright(Ed), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition(185-188). Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Lin, Jingxia.(2015). The encoding of motion events in Chinese. In Shi Yuan William Wang and Chaofen Sun(Ed), Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics(322-335). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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