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Ningxian Li

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PhD (2024), Hispanic Linguistics, Teaching Assistant of Spanish

I am a PHD candidate in Hispanic linguistics. The topic of my dissertation is about predicate fronting in Spanish and Chinese.

My areas of interest include left periphery structure in Chinese and Spanish, the syntax and pragmatics of predicate fronting, precedural meaning, and argument structure in Chinese.

In my spare time, I like trying new recipes. I love yarns and fabric. I enjoy making blankets and sweaters.

I served as a Chinese instructor for the STARTALK program (National Security Agency and National Foreign Language Center).

My dream for the future is to be able to teach Chinese, keep doing research in hispanic linguistics, and at the same time, have my own taller so that I can knit and sew clothes.  

Articles Featuring Ningxian Li

Congratulations to Ningxian Li, who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, entitled "V(P) copying in Spanish and Chinese" on January 26, 2024. In his dissertation, Li compares the syntax, semantics, and information structure of verb-…
Events featuring María González-Ferrer, J. Graham Johnson, Ningxian Li
Gilbert Hall Room 116 and ZOOM

The Romance Languages GSO is proud to organize the following colloquium:

  1. 'Nunca voy a usar el lenguaje inclusivo'. Actitudes lingüisticas hacia el languaje inclusivo en Espana y Argentina

    Presented by Maria Gonzales & Graham Johnson (in Spanish, at 4:00)
  2. The transition feature of todavia

    Presented by Ningxian Li (in…

Major Professor

Professor of Spanish Linguistics

Committee Members

Professor of Spanish Linguistics
Associate Professor

External Committee

Dr. Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, Department of Linguistics

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