ronghong01Ronghong Qiang village, before the 2008 earthquake

PRESENT POSITION 

  • Professor, Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Administrative activities
    • Member, Management Committee, Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies.
    • Research Coordinator, Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies.
    • Head, Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University, 1 January 2013-31 December 2015.
    • Member, HSS School Management Committee (January 2013-December 2015).
    • Member, Search Committee for Distinguished Professor in WKWSCI (2015-16).
    • Chair, Search Committee for Associate Professor in Philosophy (2015).
    • Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor in LMS (2015).
    • Member HSS Taskforce on Administrative Restructuring (2014-15).
    • Peer Reviewer for teaching (Sem 2, 2013-14).
    • Chair, HSS SREC for February 2013 Faculty Reappointment Exercise
    • Chair, HSS SREC for June 2013 Faculty Reappointment Exercise
    • Chair, HSS Taskforce on Academic Restructuring (2013)
    • Member, HASS Tier-3 Committee (2013-14).
    • Member, HSS SRCPT for PT9
    • Member, HSS SRCPT for PT10
    • Member, WKWSCI SRCPT for PT9
    • Member, WKWSCI SRCPT for PT10
    • Member, Investigation Committee on the Inquiry into Staff Concerns at Confucius
      Institute, NTU
    • Member, HSS Search Committee for Global Chinese Literature and Culture position
    • Member, HSS Search Committee for Pre-Modern Chinese History and Intellectual
      History position
    • Member, HSS Search Committee for LMS Psycholinguistics position
    • Member, HSS Search Committee for LMS Sociolinguistics position
    • LMS Postgraduate Coordinator and Chair of Postgraduate Committee, August-December,
      2013

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Sino-Tibetan linguistics
  • Linguistic typology
  • Historical linguistics (including Grammaticalization and Sino-Tibetan reconstruction)
  • Functional and interactional approaches to communication and language emergence
  • Pragmatics (particularly relevance-based approaches)
  • Fieldwork on endangered languages / anthropological linguistics (Asian languages on which I have done fieldwork)

Curriculum Vitae

LaPolla-Curriculum Vitae 2016.06.10