Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
801 22nd Street, NW, Rome Hall 469
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: (202) 994-7106
Fax: (202) 994-1512
eall@gwu.edu


Hongyuan  Dong

Title — Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics

E-mail — hdong@gwu.edu

Areas of Expertise —

Semantics, Syntax, Chinese Linguistics

Current Research

1. Semantico-Phonological Interface of Chinese Questions.

2. Micro historical study of a national language in the process of nation building in modern China.

Education

Ph.D. in Linguistics, Cornell University (2009)

Background

For more information, please visit Hongyuan Dong's personal website here.

Publications

Books

    2014 A History of the Chinese Language, Routledge, New York, NY and Abingdon, UK.

   

    If you are interested in reading this book, please follow these links:

    >>Publisher's page

    >>Amazon page

 

Dissertation

2009  Issues in the Semantics of Mandarin Questions, Ph.D. Dissertation, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. [download pdf ]

Journal Articles and Conference Proceedings

2007 The Semantics of Wh-Questions with the verbal "how" in Mandarin, in Proceedings of the Sixteenth Amsterdam Colloquium, edited by Maria Aloni, Paul Dekker, and Floris Roelofsen. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2004 The Intrasentential Co-reference Rules of 3rd Person Pronoun "ta" in Chinese (with Yang Shen). Zhongguo Yuwen 2004:1 pp16-29, Beijing, China.

Classes Taught

Beginning Chinese
Introduction to Chinese Linguistics I (The structure of Chinese)
Introduction to Chinese Linguistics II (History of Chinese and Dialectology)