Yoshio Endo, agraduate school professor at Kanda University of International Studies. He wasa visiting scholar at MIT in 2005. He received his Ph.D. from University ofGeneva in 2006 (committee members: Luigi Rizzi (Collège de France, supervisor),Ur Shlonsky (Univeristy of Geneva), Shigeru Miyagawa (MIT)). The refinedversion of his Ph. D. thesis was published by John Benjamins in 2007. His currentinterest is linguistic variations in the framework of the cartography ofsyntactic structures, including comparative linguistics, inter-speakervariations, dialectal variations, diachronic variations, autism, etc.
Shengli Feng is a Professor of Chinese linguistics atthe Beijing Language and Culture University, an Emeritus Professor of theChinese University of Hong Kong and director of Zhang-Huang academic theoryinstitute. He obtained B.A. and M.A. from Beijing Normal University and PhD inlinguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been appointed as YangtzeScholar Chair Professor at the Beijing Language and Culture University andChief Professor of Center for Linguistic Science at the Tianjin University. Heserved as Associated Professor at the University of Kansas and Professor of thePractice, Director of the Chinese Language Program at Harvard University,Director of the Harvard-Beijing Academy and Board Director Member of ChineseLanguage Teachers' Association (CLTA). He is the founder of Prosodic Syntax andhis research interests include prosodic literature, stylistic-register grammar,diachronic syntax of Chinese, archaic Chinese exegesis and scientific thoughtsin Chinese academic history. He has published 16 books (1 in English and 2translated into English and Korean), and over 180 articles (in both English andChinese) and has given over 120 invited lectures and conference papers. He is Co-Editor of Studies in Prosodic Grammar and Co-Editor of Journal ofChinese Linguistics (SSCI-indexed).
Masatoshi Honda is an assistant professorof the English Education Center, Yokohama College of Commerce. He also workedas a researcher at the Center for Teaching English to Children at KandaUniversity of International Studies. He obtained a Ph.D. in Linguistics at theGraduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Tsukuba.His primary research focus is on the syntactic articulation of the clausal andnominal domain within generative grammar, especially the cartographicframework. His current areas of interests are discourse-related word orderalternations such as contrastive/non-contrastive focus fronting, clause typing(e.g. wh-exclamatives), exclamatory/optative sentences, linguistic realizationof evidentiality and mirativity, and predication.
Jongho Kim (金琮鎬)
Jongho Kim is Professor in the Division of Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture, College of Chinese, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Sep 2009 – Present). He works as a Chairman of Language Research Institute of HUFS (Sep 2020 – Present) and Dean of College of Chinese Studies, Hankuk University ofForeign Studies (Feb 2021 –Present). Jongho Kim is also Vice President of The ChineseLinguistic Society of Korea and Vice President of KoreaAssociation of Chinese Language Education.
Jongho Kim received his PhD (Feb 1994) from the Department of Chinese Linguistics and Literature, Yonsei University. He was Visiting Scholar to University of California at Berkeley (Feb 2002 – Feb 2003).
Zhijun Lu, obtaining his Ph.D. from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, started teaching at the School of Foreign Languages of Guangdong University ofTechnology in 2006. His lessons focus on “English Grammar”, “Advanced Comprehensive English”, “Basic English Writing”, “English Writing and Rhetoric”,“Technical English Writing”, etc. His researches mainly focus on theoretical linguistics and language philosophy research. He has participated in orpresided over a number of national, provincial and ministerial-level philosophyand social science projects. In recent years, he has published a lot of papersin many famous journals.
Tiaoyuan Mao obtained his PhD degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University and completed his postdoctoral research (morphosyntax) in MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, and now works as a professor of linguistics in China. His interests focus on the main issues in the branches of biolinguistics, such as syntax, semantics-pragmatics, language acquisition, and neural representation of linguistic computations.
Koichiro Nakamura, obtaining his Master degree of Arts in Kwansei Gakuin University, is a professor in Meio University. His researches focus on investigation of Topic-Focus articulation, interactions of word order and interpretation and comparative research of syntactic structures.
Fuzhen Si is Professor of Linguistics at the Beijing Language and Culture University, and Guest Professor at the University of Vienna. Fuzhen Si received her Ph.D degree from Beijing Language and Culture University, supervised by Professor Li Fang （方立）. And worked as a post-doctorial fellow in the Department of Linguistics, MIT, supervised by Professor Noam Chomsky. She is a co-founder (together with Professor Li Liu (刘利））of the Department of Linguistics at Beijing Language and Culture University where she serves as Dean of the department now. She is also the founder and current president of the International Association of Syntactic Cartographic Studies (IAOSCS) (Macau), and initiator of the International Workshop of Syntactic Cartography which has been organized three times since 2015. Fuzhen Si is also elected as a vice president of the Association of the Formal Linguistics in China.
Fields of academic interest:
1.Theory of Syntactic Cartography and Its Application in Chinese Linguistic Studies
2.Biolinguistics and Brain Sciences
3.Scientific Philosophy and Research Methodology
4.Typological Studies from Generative Perspective
Sze-Wing Tang is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and concurrently serving as Director of the T.T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre of the Institute of Chinese Studies and Director of the Research Centre for Chinese Language and Linguistics of the CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute. He received his BA and MPhil from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and PhD from the University of California, Irvine. His research interests lie primarily in Chinese syntax, theoretical approaches to the study of Chinese dialects, and comparative grammar.
Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai is Professor of Linguistics at the Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University. He is a syntactian and am specialized in Syntactic Theory, Syntax-Semantics Interface, Chinese Syntax, Austronesian Syntax. Professor Tsai teaches syntax courses at all levels, introductory linguistics courses, topics on Chinese and Austronesian linguistics, and topics on the Syntax-Semantics interface on a regular basis.
Xu Jie is Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at Macau Universtiy. He obtained his doctoral degree in Linguistics from the University of Maryland in 1993. He taught at the National University of Singapore for 14 years before joining the University of Macau as a full professor in January 2008. Prof Xu was promoted to Distinguished Professor in November 2018.
Prof.Xu’s fields of expertise include theoretical linguistics, grammatical theory, language education, and language planning. He is currently working oncomparative studies of Chinese and English grammars, principle-orientedgrammatical analysis and grammatical violations in special writing styles andgenres and their linguistic implications. Prof. Xu has authored 6 academic monographsand over 60 academic articles. His works have wide international impact andenjoy high esteem in the respective academic areas.
In the field of theoretical linguistics,he has been promoting an approach by which phenomena and issues in a particularlanguage like Chinese are placed and analyzed in the framework of logicalpossibility and variation scope of human language and pursuing aprinciple-oriented linguistic research model, and has delivered a series ofimportant publications. In the field of applied linguistics, Prof. Xu hassystematically articulated a theory of multiple norms of Chinese nationallanguage, by which Mandarin users from different backgrounds and differentregions may legitimately share the ownership, guardianship, and right ofinterpretation. Prof. Xu has also proposed and systematically discussed atheory of individual language planning, arguing that the theoretical scope oflanguage planning should be extended to the private sphere of the individual fromnational and social dimensions so that the language potential of an individualcan be maximized to one’s best interest in the age of globalization.Furthermore, Prof. Xu argues in recent years for an innovative conception of“Special Language Domain”, which could be re-theorized to provide a valuablewindow through which investigators may understand language mechanism, explainlanguage variation, and predict the direction of language development.
Prof. Xu’s academic works have been wellregarded and widely cited at home and abroad. He has been serving on theeditorial boards of various academic journals as a member or consultant. Heregularly receives invitations to deliver keynote speeches at internationalconferences, giving a voice to Macao in national and international arenas,promoting the image of Macao academia and enhancing exchange and collaborationbetween Macao and international academia. It is evident that Prof. Xu has madesignificant contributions to the development of UM’s linguistics discipline.
In2016, Prof. Xu Jie entered the competition for the Changjiang Scholars Award, aprogramme run by the Ministry of Education of China, and became the onlyChangjiang Scholar Chair Professor in the field of linguistics and applied linguisticselected for the year 2016. He is also the first Changjiang Scholar ChairProfessor in humanities and social sciences from the Macao SAR. ChangjiangScholars Award has always been regarded as the most prestigious academic honorin China. Professor Xu’s success in obtaining the award can not only be deemedas a clear reflection of his outstanding academic achievements and influence,but also a high official recognition the Chinese Government and the academiccommunity have bestowed on the University of Macau for its academic quality andstandards.