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Name: Rong  Chen
Institution: California State University, San Bernardino
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State and/or Country: CA
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Morphology
Philosophy of Language
Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Typology
Lexicography
Writing Systems
History of Linguistics
Neurolinguistics
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Genetic Classification
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Cognitve linguistics, pragmatics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Dutch
English
German
Japanese
Korean
Latin
Russian
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese
Selected Publications: English Inversion: A Figure-before-Ground Construction. 2003, Mouton de Gruyter
Cognitive Linguistics Bibliography, 2006, Co-Editor with Rene Dirven, Hans-Gorg Wolf, Yu Ning, and Birgit Smeija. Mouton de Gruyter.
'Self-Politeness: A Modest Proposal'. 2001. Journal of Pragmatics.
'Water metaphors and metonymies in Chinese: A semantic network'. 2008. Pragmatics and cognition.
''There'-existentials in English. Forthcoming in Motivation in Language, eds. Klaus-Ewe Panther and Gruenter Radden, John Benjamins.
'Compliment responses in Chinese: A longitudinal study.' Forthcoming in Handbook of Cross-cultural Pragmatics, Mouton de Gruyter.
Pragmatics of the East and West: Same or different? Forthcoming in Handbooks of Cross-Cultural Pragmatics, Mouton de Gruyter.


Announced on LINGUIST :  English Inversion
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  English Inversion
Courses Taught: Introduction to linguistics
English Grammar
Pragmatics
Discourse analysis
Syntax

Reviewer of: Historical Ling/Syntax: Chappell (2003) (LL Issue 15.3241)
Historical Ling/Syntax: Mazzon (2004) (LL Issue 16.709)
Limiting the Iconic (LL Issue 20.1353)



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