Chen Xinren

Associate Professor of English Department
School of Foreign Studies
Nanjing University
URL: http://www.inased.org   Email: yzcxr@yahoo.com

 


Education

Ph.D., Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, July 1999. Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China.

[Dissertation: The Pragmatics of Interactional Overinformativeness, in press)

M.A., English Language and Literature, July 1992. Suzhou University, China.

[Thesis: Fuzziness: A Language Attribute]

B.A., English Language and Literature, July 1989. Yangzhou University, China.

 

Professional Experience

July 2003-June 2004 Freeman Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, US.

Sep. 2001 -- Associate professor of English and Linguistics, Department of English, of Foreign Studies, Nanjing University. Courses offered: General Linguistics (Graduate), Pragmatics (Graduate), Foreign Linguistics (co-instructor) (Graduate); English Writing (Undergraduate), Advanced Translation (English to Chinese, Chinese to English), Introduction to English Linguistics (Undergraduate), The Study of English (co-instructor) (Undergraduate); M. A. Supervisor

Sep. 1999- - July 2001 Associate professor of English and Linguistics, Department of English, Foreign Languages Faculty, Yangzhou University. Courses (Undergraduate) offered: Intensive English Reading, English Writing, Introduction to English Linguistics, English Lexicology

Sep. 1995 -- July 1999 Lecturer of English and Linguistics, Department of English, Yangzhou University. Courses (Undergraduate) offered: Intensive English Reading, English Writing, Introduction to English Linguistics, English Lexicology

Sep. 1992 ¨C July 1995 Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Yangzhou University. Courses (Undergraduate) offered: Intensive English Reading, English Writing, Introduction to English Linguistics, English Lexicology

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

2003.12- Member of the Standing Committee of China Pragmatics Association (CPrA)

2001- Anonymous Reviewer of Journal of Nanjing Forestry University (Social Sciences Edition), Nanjing, China

2001- Anonymous Reviewer of Journal of Nanjing Engineering University (Social Sciences Edition), Nanjing, China

1998- Anonymous Reviewer of Journal of Jimei University (Social Sciences Edition), Fujian, China

 

Administrative Experience

2000.4-2001.7 Deputy Dean of English Department, Foreign Language Faculty, Yangzhou University

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

General Linguistics, Pragmatics, SLA, Foreign Language Education, Rhetoric, Fuzzy Linguistics

 

MEMBERSHIPS

International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), International Applied Linguistics Association(AILA), Linguistic Society of America (LSA), China Pragmatics Association (CPrA), Jiangsu Rhetoric Association (JRA)

 

HONORS

2000 Academic Leader in English Language and Literature of Yangzhou University

1998 Excellent Key Young Teacher of Jiangsu Province

 

Publications

Articles:

  1. The Pragma-cognitive Interpretation of English Tautology, Journal of Foreign Language Research, 2004 (1): 45-50.
  2. Problems in Translating Urban Sign Discourse, Journal of Chinese Translators, 2004 (2): 81-82. (Co-author)
  3. A Relevance-theoretic Account of Cohesion, Journal of Foreign Language Studies, 2003(4): 50-56.
  4. The Conception and Connotation of Innovative FL Talents: Investigation and Analysis, Journal of Foreign Languages World, 2003 (4): 2-6. (Co-author)
  5. The Pragma-cognitive Mechanism of Tautology as a Rhetorical Device, Journal of Modern Foreign Languages, 2003 (4): 358-364.
  6. A Review of the Chinese Translations for Some Pragmatic Terms, Journal of Chinese Translators, 2003(5): 86-88.
  7. A Process-oriented Probe into EFL Vocabulary Acquisition, Journal of Foreign Languages Teaching, 2002 (4) 27-31.
  8. Discourse Connectives in Chinese Students¡¯ EFL Argumentative Writing: Investigation and Analysis, Journal of Foreign Languages Teaching and Research, 2002 (5): 350-354.
  9. Presequences from the Perspective of Conversational Rhetoric, Journal of Foreign Languages in Fujian, 2002(2) 5-9:.
  10. The Role of Discourse Markers in the Interpretation of Tautologies, Journal of PLA Foreign Languages Studies, 2002 (3): 12-15.
  11. The Pragmatics of Chinese Public Sign Discourse, Journal of Chinese Teaching and Research, 2001(4): 58-65.
  12. The Requirement of Full Interpretation for Pragmatic Accounts, Journal of Modern Foreign Languages, 2001(4): 378-389.
  13. Semantic Enrichment in Understanding Utterances, In He Ziran and Ran Yongping, Pragmatics and Cognition: Studies in RT, Beijing£ºForeign Languages Teaching and Research Press£¬2001, 337-347.
  14. A Cognitive Model of Discourse Style, In He Ziran and Ran Yongping, Pragmatics and Cognition: Studies in RT, Beijing£ºForeign Languages Teaching and Research Press£¬2001, 348-354.
  15. Lexicography: Supplement, Refinement and Innovation, Journal of Lexicographical Studies, 2001(6): 117-124. (Co-author)
  16. A Survey of Foreign Studies on Pragmatic Development, Journal of Foreign Languages and Their Teaching, 2000(12): 38-41.
  17. Non-Cooperation in Conversation, Journal of Yangzhou University (Humanities and Social Sciences Edition, 2000(1): 37-43.
  18. An Empirical Study of Correction Strategies in Conversation, in Chen Zhi¡¯an et al (eds.), Pragmatics: Language Understanding, Social Culture and Foreign Language Teaching, Southwest University Press, 2000, 327-333.
  19. Multimedia-based Approach to the Teaching of English Majors¡¯ Intensive Reading, Journal of Yanghzou University (Theories and Practices Edition), 2000 (12): 175-176. (Co-author).
  20. Advertising and Presupposition, Journal of Rhetorical Studies, 1999 (1): 38.
  21. Style and Relevance, In Jiang Zhiwen and Wen Jun (eds.), Essays in Contemporary English Studies£¬Chongqing University Press£¬1999, 355-361.
  22. Cognitive Relevance, Interactive Style, and Conversational Rhetoric, Journal of Foreign Languages in Sichuan,1999: 61-63.
  23. Scholarship and Character: The Pursuit of a True Scholar: A Review of Language and Culture Commentaries, Journal of Chinese Social Sciences,1999 (6): 191-193.
  24. Logical Contraction and Pragmatic Inference, In Wang Youguang et al (eds.), A Selection of Excellent Articles in English Studies, China International Broadcasting Press, 1999, 1595-1599.
  25. Conversational Rhetoric and Its Research, Journal of Yangzhou University, 1998(3): 51-55.
  26. Mind and Relevance, Journal of Foreign Languages and Their Teaching, 1998(7): 17-19.
  27. Pragmatic Presupposition in Advertising Discourse, Journal of Foreign Languages, 1998(5): 54-57.
  28. Hinting Strategy in Verbal Communication, Journal of Foreign Languages in Fujian, 1998(4): 14-18.
  29. Speech Communication and the Rendering of Poetic Conception, Journal of Yangzhou University (Social Sciences and Humanities Edition), 1998 (5): 53-56. (Co-author)
  30. Stereotypical Relations and Discourse Comprehension, in Zhang Shaojie and Yang Zhong (eds.), Pragmatics, Cognition and Communication, Northeast University Press, 1998, 155-164.
  31. Ten Relations in the Teaching of EFL Writing, Journal of Yangzhou University (Higher Education Edition), 1998 (2): 55-58.
  32. Features of Daily Conversation and Their Implications for the Teaching of EFL Listening, in Studies on Language and Culture, People¡¯s China Press, 1998, 271-272.
  33. The Variability of Speech Acts --- Complimenting: A Case Study, Journal of Nanjing Teachers College, 1997(5): 45-48.
  34. Meaning and Knowledge, Journal of Yangzhou University, 1997(3): 51-55.
  35. Reflections on Discourse Analysis, Journal of Foreign Languages in Fujian, 1996(3): 7-11.
  36. Some Principles for Teaching EFL Writing, Journal of Education Theory and Practice, 1996 (1): 42-43.
  37. On the Idiomaticity of English Idioms, Journal of Yangzhou Teachers College, 1996 (4): 122-125.
  38. Australia ¨C The Integration of Form and Meaning, Journal of Yangzhou Teachers College (Supplement Edition), 1996: 62-64.
  39. Language Belongs to All Alike: A Critique, Journal of Foreign Languages in Fujian, 1995 (1-2): 135-139.
  40. Reflections on Staging Righteous Academic Criticism in China¡¯s Linguistic Circle, Journal of Foreign Languages in Fujian, 1995 (4): 87-90.
  41. Economy Principle in Verbal Communication, Journal of Foreign Languages Studies, 1994(1): 8-12.
  42. On the Structural Fuzziness of Language, Journal of PLA Foreign Language Studies, 1994 (5): 7-13.
  43. On the Issue of Gender Discrimination in Language: A Critique, Journal of Yangzhou Teachers College, 1994 (4): 78-81. (Co-author)
  44. Discussions on Diction in EFL Writing, in Collection of Papers on EFL Teaching and Research, Nanjing University Press, 1994, 360-367.
  45. Word Choice, Sentence Making and Text Design in EFL Writing, Journal of Yangzhou Teachers¡¯ College (Supplement Edition), 1994: 146-149.
  46. The Present and Prospect of Studies on Semantic Fuzziness, Journal of Foreign Language Studies, 1993(1): 9-14.
  47. A Definition Issue with English Relative Clause, Journal of Yangzhou Teachers¡¯ College, 1993 (2): 64-67. (co-author)
  48. Exploring the Linguistic Features of Shakespeare¡¯s Monologue: A Case Study, Journal of Suzhou University (Graduate Special Edition), 1991: 17-21.

 

Books and Dictionaries:

  1. The Pragmatics of Interactional Overinformativeness, Shanxi Normal University Press, 2004. (in press).

  2. Eighteen Lectures on College English Writing, Guangxi Normal University Press, 2004. (Chief Editor)

  3. Contemporary Pragmatics, Foreign Languages Teaching and Research Press, 2004. (Co-author)

  4. English Grammar in Use, Foreign Languages Teaching and Research Press, 2004. (Co-author)

  5. Learning English Vocabulary by Association (5-piece Series), Guangxi Normal University Press, 2002. (Chief Editor)

  6. A Companion to College Intensive English (2-piece Series), China¡¯s Public Security University Press, 2000. (Co-editor)

  7. A Dictionary of English Prepositions, Tianjin People¡¯s Press, 1997. (Co-compiler)

  8. A New-Century Dictionary of English Usage, Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 1997. (Co-compiler)

  9. English for Overseas Affairs (4-piece Series), China Zhigong Press, 1997. (Co-editor)

  10. English Writing: Step by Step, Nanhai Publishing Corporation, 1995. (Chief Editor)

  11. A Dictionary of Twentieth Century British and American Literature, Fujian Education Press, 1994. (Co-compiler)

  12. A Short-cut to English Vocabulary Learning, Tianjin People¡¯s Press, 1994. (Co-author)

 

Completed Projects:

2002-2003: Web Resources for English Language and Literature, funded by the Educational Ministry of China (as a member of the team headed by Professor Wang Shouren).

2001-2003 Pragma-cognitive Study of Bridging in Discourse, funded by the Educational Ministry of China (as a member of the team headed by Professor He Ziran).

2000-2002: A Pragma-cognitvie Study of Discourse Connectives in Chinese and English, funded by National Social Sciences Foundation (as a member of the team headed by Professor He Ziran).

1997-1999: Societal Pragmatic Study of Chinese Used in Guangdong Province, funded by Guangdong Educational Committee (as a member of the team headed by Professor He Ziran);

1996-1999: Comparative Studies on Chinese and English Rhetoric, funded by Jiangsu Education Commission.

 

Ongoing Projects:

2004 The Acquisition of Discourse Markers by Chinese EFL Learners, funded by Nanjing University.

2002-2004 Establishing the System of Cultivating New-Century Innovative FL Talents, funded by Jiangsu Educational Commission (as a member of the team headed by Professor Xu Jun).

2002-2004 Studies in Contemporary Pragmatics, funded by Nanjing University.

2001-2003 Studies on Conversational Rhetoric in English, funded by Nanjing University.

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