WEN Xu

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WEN Xu

Professor of English and Linguistics
College of International Studies, Southwest University
 
 
 
College of International Studies                                 Office: 86-23-68253461
Southwest University                                                 Fax: 86-23-68253461
Beibei, Chongqing 400715                     E-mail: xuwen@swu.edu.cn
P. R. China
 
EDUCATION
1987  Undergraduate in English, Sichuan University of Arts and Science, China
1995      M.A. in Linguistics, Southwest China Normal University, China
2001      Ph.D. in Linguistics, Beijing Normal University, China
2002  Visiting Scholar in Cognitive Linguistics & Construction Grammar, UIUC, USA
2006  Post doctor in Linguistics, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China
2007  Visiting Scholar in Bilingual Education, Elmwood College, UK
2008   Research Scholar in Cognitive Linguistics, UC Berkeley, USA
 
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
1995.6-2001.5            Lecturer of English and Linguistics, Southwest University
2001.6-                   Professor of English and Linguistics, Southwest University
 
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
2002.10-2008.04    Vice Dean, College of International Studies, Southwest University
2008.04-2017.04        Dean, College of International Studies, Southwest University
2017.05-           Party Secretary, College of International Studies, Southwest University
 
GRANTS AND ADWARDS
1998      Excellent Doctor Candidate, Beijing Normal University
2003      National Social Sciences Fund
2011   National Social Sciences Fund
2015   National Social Sciences Fund (Key Project)
2015   National Language Commission Fund
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION
 
2006-            Vice President, China Cognitive Linguistics Association.
2007-            Vice President, China Pragmatics Association
2005-            Regular Board Member, China Functional Linguistics Association
2000-            Regular Board Member, Language and Semiotics Association of China
2001-            Vice President, Translators Association of Chongqing, China
2010-      President, West-China Foreign Language Education Association
2015-      President, Chongqing International Studies Association
 
RESEARCH
 
Main Articles
A cognitive grammar study on temporality in English and Chinese lexemes. Modern Foreign Languages, 2017(3).
The generic interpretation of tautology. Foreign Languages in China, 2017(1).
Subjectivity and grammaticalization in Cognitive Grammar. Foreign Language Education, 2017(3).
Cognitive topological linguistics: New trend in Cognitive Linguistics. Journal of Northeast Normal University, 2017(3).
Constructionalization: A new approach to diachronic construction grammar. Modern Foreign Languages, 2016(6).
Interpretation of résomptive anaphora based on conceptual blending theory. Foreign Language and Literature, 2016(5).
Systematicity and complexity of IDEA metaphors in Chinese. Metaphor and Symbol, 2016(4).
A cognitive interpretation of compositionality. Journal of Foreign Languages, 2016(4).
A cognitive construal of concessive construction ‘Jishi X, Yeshi Y’. Foreign Language and Literature, 2015(6).
A corpus-based study of the grammaticalization of “be going to”. Foreign Language Research, 2015(3).
The diachronic study of construction grammar: A basic introduction to diachronic construction grammar. Foreign Languages in China, 2015(1).
Reasons for their differences in marking speaker subjectivity by verbs “kan” (), “xiang” () and “shuo” (). Foreign Language Research, 2014(4).
Cognitive linguistics: Retrospect and prospect. Cognitive Linguistic Studies, 2014(2).
Basic properties of cognitive linguistics and their implications for FLT: An exploration of applied cognitive linguistics (II). Foreign Language Learning Theory and Practice, 2014(3).
Review of The Mental Corpus: How Language is Represented in the Mind, Cognitive Linguistics, 2014(4).
 Pragmatics enterprise: Philosophical, cultural, and cognitive perspectives. Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies, 2014(6).
Cognitive construal of “Vd+ Ns construction. Foreign Language and Literature, 2014 (1).
College English textbooks: Problems and reflections. Foreign Language Research, 2013(6).
The research of speaking process in language attention system. Foreign Language Research, 2013(6).
Thinking-based foreign language education thoughts. Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies, 2013(1).
Recent developments in cognitive research on translation process. Chinese Translators Journal, 2012(6).
Verb types in the effective parsing of reduced relative clause: Focusing on English “motion verbs+ prepositional phrase”. Foreign Language Teaching and Research, 2012(4).
Metonymic way in the conceptualization of time, Journal of Foreign Languages, 2012 (3).
Cognitive construal and its implications for FLT: An exploration of applied cognitive linguistics (I). Contemporary Foreign Languages Studies, 2012(2).
The mental dimension of meaning: Meaning as representing subjectivity. Foreign Language Research, 2012(2).
Review of Degrammaticalziation. Foreign Language Teaching and Research, 2011(3).
“A + dian” in the Chinese imperatives: A grammatical metonymy explanation. Journal of PLA University of Foreign Languages, 2011(5).
The cognitive linguistics enterprise. Foreign Languages and Teaching, 2011(2).
A dynamic construction model of logic metonymy. Foreign Languages and Teaching, 2010(3).
Deletion of the complementizer that: A cognitive-functional perspective. Modern Foreign Languages, 2010(2).
Reference points and space deixis. Foreign Language Research, 2010(1).
Conceptual orientation of lexeme: Semantic motivation for the descriptive and referential functions of NPs. Foreign Language Teaching and Research, 2009(6).
Cognition-based English-Chinese contrastive studies: Thoughts on cognitive contrastive linguistics. Foreign Languages in China, 2009(3).
Double-subject constructions in Chinese: A cognitive grammar perspective. Foreign Language Education, 2008(2).
A study on the cognitive features of the metaphoric expressions involving the English and Chinese FACE. Journal of Southwest University, 2007(6).Pragmatic meaning and deictic conditions of the motion verbs lai (come) and qu (go). Foreign Language Teaching and Research, 2007(2).
Realization of subjectivity of discourse in tense category. Foreign Language Research, 2007(2).
Meaning, cognition and construal. Foreign Language Research, 2007(6).
The realization of multiple intelligence theory in Task-based Language Teaching. Curriculum, Teaching Material and Method, 2006(9).
A typology of metonymy and its cognitive motivation. Journal of PLA Foreign Languages University, 2006(6).
Cognition from head: Research on polysemy with metonymy and metaphor. Foreign Language Education, 2006(3).
Relative clause constructions in Chinese: A cognitive grammar approach. Modern Foreign Languages, 2006(2).
Left dislocation constructions: A cognitive account. Journal of Foreign Languages, 2005 (2).
Figure-ground in inverted constructions. Foreign Language Teaching and Research, 2004(6).
Bridging reference: A scenario-based account. Foreign Language Research, 2004(4).
The spatial system of language: A cognitive account. Journal of Sichuan International Studies University, 2004(3).
System and coherence of conceptual metaphor. Foreign Language Research, 2003(3).
Realization of figure-ground. Journal of Foreign Languages, 2003(4).
Lexical gaps: their discovery procedure and cognitive motivation. Journal of Sichuan International Studies University, 2003(3).
On the objectives, principles and methodology of cognitive linguistics. Foreign Language Teaching and Research, 2002(2).
On the contextual cues and constraints of ironic utterances. Journal of Sichuan International Studies University, 2001(6).Categorization: Cognition in language. Foreign Language Education, 2001(4).
On echoic utterances in verbal communication. Journal of PLA University of Foreign Languages, 2001(4).
Exploration of the iconicity of word order. Foreign Language Research, 2001 (3).
On the order principle of iconicity in cognitive linguistics. Fujian Foreign Languages, 2001(2).
Grammaticalization and related issues. Research on Foreign Languages and Literature, 2001(2).
Cognitive linguistics: Annotations and reflections. Journal of Foreign Languages, 2001 (2).
The distance iconicity in linguistic signs. Foreign Language Research, 2000(2).
New advances in doing pragmatics in China. Journal of Foreign Languages, 2000(1).
Considerations on contrastive pragmatics between English and Chinese. Foreign Languages and Teaching, 1999(11).
A survey of cognitive linguistics abroad. Journal of Foreign Languages, 1999(1).
Twenty years of doing pragmatics in China. Journal of PLA Foreign Languages University, 1999(4).
On the features and functions of context. Journal of Foreign Languages, 1997(4).
A study of the fuzziness of language by field-theory. Foreign Language Research, 1995(1).
A survey of grammaticalization. Contemporary Linguistics, 1987(3).
 
Books
Cognitive Foundations of Language. Beijing: Science Press, 2014.
Perspectives on Language and Linguistics. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching & Research Press, 2012.
An Introduction to Linguistics. Beijing: Beijing Normal University Press, 2012.
China’s Foreign Language Teaching: Theory, Methodology and Practice. Beijing: China’s Social Sciences Press, 2006. (co-author).
New Horizons in Cognitive Linguistics. Beijing: China’s Social Sciences Press, 2006. (co-author).
Linguistics: A New Coursebook. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching & Research Press, 2006.
Syntax, Pragmatics, and Cognition. Chongqing: Chongqing University Press, 2005.
The Pragmatics of Discourse Understanding. Chengdu: Sichuan lexicography Press, 2004.
A Cognitive-pragmatics Study of Ironical Utterances. Beijing: China’s Social Sciences Press, 2004.
A Survey of Fuzzy Linguistics. Chongqing: Southwest China Normal University Press, 1997. (co-author).
New Horizons in Language and Semiotics in China. Chengdu: Sichuan Science and Technology Press, 1999.
Pragmatics: Language Understanding, Sociocultural Contexts and Foreign Language Teaching. Chongqing: Southwest China Normal University Press, 2000. (editor-in-chief).
Contrastive English-Chinese Pragmatics and Foreign Language Teaching. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching & Research Press, 2001. (co-author).
 
 
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Cognitive Linguistics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Syntax-semantics Interface, Discourse Analysis, Translation Studies
 
TEACHING
Ph.D. candidates        Studies in Cognitive Linguistics, Construction Grammar, Theoretical                                     Linguistics
Graduate students      Cognitive Linguistics, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Discourse analysis
Undergraduate students   General Linguistics, English Writing,
 
JOURNALS
Editor-in-chief: Cognitive Linguistic Studies (John Benjamins)
             Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education (Springe
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