Dr. Linlin Sun

 

Research Interest

  • Linguistic typology
  • Historical linguistics
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Grammaticalization
  • Parts of speech
  • Metaphor
  • Metonymy

Teaching

  • Strukturen ostasiatischer Sprachen
  • Sprachtypologische Vertiefung
  • Sprachliche Struktur

Education and scientific career

  • Since 2016 Team Member of DFG project “Cross-linguistic variation in grammaticalization processes and areal patterns of grammaticalization”
  • Since 2014 Scientific assistant, Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz/Germany
  • 2016 Doctor of Philosophy (summa cum laude), Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. PhD thesis: Flexibility in the parts-of speech system of Classical Chinese
  • Preis der besten Dissertation im Fachbereich des Jahres 2016
  • 2012 Magister (Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft), Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz/Germany
    Magister thesis: A neurophysiological investigation of the Chinese reflexive ziji.

Publication

  • Sun, Linlin & David Correia Saavedra. Forthc. Measuring grammatical status in Chinese through quantitative corpus analysis. Corpora 15.3.
  • Sun, Linlin & Kasper Boye. 2019. The grammatical-lexical distinction in Chinese aspectual markers. Studies in Language 43 (3). 688-714.
  • Sun, Linlin. Forthc/2019. Flexibility in the parts-of-speech system of Classical Chinese. (Trends in Linguistics). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Sun, Linlin & Walter Bisang. Forthc. Grammaticalization in Chinese. In Walter Bisang & Andrej Malchukov (eds.), Grammaticalization Scenarios: Areal Patterns and Cross-Linguistic Variation. A comparative Handbook. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Bisang, Walter, Andrej Malchukov, Iris Rieder & Linlin Sun. Forthc. Measuring Grammaticalization: A Questionnaire. In Walter Bisang & Andrej Malchukov (eds.), Grammaticalization Scenarios: Areal Patterns and Cross-Linguistic Variation. A comparative Handbook. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Bisang, Walter, Andrej Malchukov, Iris Rieder, Linlin Sun, Marvin Martiny & Svenja Lüll. Forthc. Universal and areal patterns in grammaticalization: an overview. In Walter Bisang & Andrej Malchukov (eds.), Grammaticalization Scenarios: Areal Patterns and Cross-Linguistic Variation. A comparative Handbook. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Sun, Linlin. 2015. Flexibility in the parts-of-speech system of Classical Chinese: An empirical research based on six Classical Chinese texts. Mainz, Germany: University of Mainz dissertation.
  • Schumacher, Petra B., Walter Bisang & Linlin Sun. 2011. Perspective in the Processing of the Chinese Reflexive ziji: ERP Evidence. In Hendrickx, I., A. Branco, S. Lalitha Devi & R. Mitkov (eds.), Anaphora Processing and Applications, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 7099, 119-131. Heidelberg: Springer.

Presentation

  • 9/2019. Bisang, Walter, Andrej Malchukov, Linlin Sun, Iris Rieder, Marvin Martiny, Svenja Lüll & Arne Nagels. Cross-linguistic trends in grammaticalization scenarios: a preliminary quantitative assessment. Conference: The 13th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT), Pavia, Italy.
  • 9/2017. Sun, Linlin & David Correia Saavedra. 2017. Measuring Grammaticalization in Chinese. Conference: The 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Zürich, Swiss.
  • 3/2017. Sun, Linlin. 2017. Flexibility in the parts-of-speech system of Classical Chinese. Conference: Typologie und Feldforschung: Vielfaltslinguistik. Leipzig, Deutschland.
  • 9/2015. Sun, Linlin & Walter Bisang. 2015. Basic word order and precategoriality in classical Chinese — new evidence for SVO. Conference: The 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • 9/2014. Sun, Linlin & Walter Bisang. 2014. Precategoriality in classical Chinese between Construction Grammar and metaphor. Conference: The 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europae (SLE), at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland.
  • 10/2011. Schumacher, Petra B. & Linlin Sun. Perspective in the Processing of the Chinese Reflexive ziji: ERP Evidence. Conference: The 8th Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium (DAARC), Faro, Portugal.