RIBiLT Seminar by Professor Shi Jianguo on 14 September 2017
Topic: Current issues in studies of Modern Chinese Language
Speaker: Professor Shi Jianguo (University of Macau)
Date: 14 September 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Venue: Room E0311, JC Campus, OUHK
The speaker will first examine current issues in the studies of Modern Chinese Language including language planning, cognition, typology and pragmatic function, with a focus on Chinese syntax and phonology. By comparing papers on teaching Chinese as second language recently published both domestically and overseas, for example, TESOL Quarterly and《外語教學與研究》, the speaker identifies two different schools of thought with dissimilar practices. The domestic researchers tend to utilize quantitative method while studies abroad generally employ qualitative approach.
About the speaker:
Professor Jianguo Shi is Associate Dean of Faculty Arts and Humanities, Full Professor at Deparment of Chinese, University of Macau. He is also an external Examiner for Chinese Language Education and Assessment Centre of Lingnan University. Professor Shi's research interests are Chinese linguistics, Chinese language, phonetics and phonology. Professor Shi has numerous publications and his recent paper titled ‘A Reconsideration of the National Common Language’ was shared in full text on the Chinese Social Sciences Net (www.cssn.cn). Launched by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the CSSN is one of the most prominent and comprehensive websites in China in the field of social sciences.