Heidi Hui Shi

Heidi Hui Shi
University of Turku | UTU · School of Language and Translation Studies

PhD of Linguistics

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6 Citations
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Introduction
Dr. Shi obtained her Ph.D. and M.A in linguistics from University of Oregon, USA. She is currently a University Lecturer (Yliopistonlehtori) at University of Turku, Finland. Her research interest lies in Chinese as a Second Language Pedagogy, Chinese Construction Grammar, Gender and Language, Gender Socialization, Metaphor, Digital Media and Language, Corpus Linguistics, and Quantitative Methods using R.
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - June 2021
University of Oregon
Position
  • Graduate Employee
Education
September 2016 - December 2017
University of Oregon
Field of study
  • Linguistics
September 2015 - June 2021
University of Oregon
Field of study
  • Chinese Linguistics
September 2009 - February 2012
Sogang University
Field of study
  • International Studies and East Asian Studies

Publications

Publications (5)
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Despite extensive research efforts to explain the Mandarin Chinese particle le , confusion persists in the absence of a unitary theory and sufficient empirical evidence. This study provides a unitary account of le by adopting a usage-based constructionist approach, one that liberates grammatical aspect from, and is able to accommodate, lexical aspe...
Article
2021. Affective stance in constructional idioms: A usage-based constructionist approach to Mandarin [yòu X yòu Y], Journal of Pragmatics 177, 29-50. The Mandarin Chinese [yòu X yòu Y] is a semi-formulaic construction with two open slots X and Y, which admit a range of lexical input. Existing studies of this constructional idiom are incomplete due t...
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This article examines Chinese manual motor metaphors involving manual object manipulation as the source domain. Specifically, we use corpus data to investigate two transitive constructions, [抓紧 zhuājĭn 'grab tightly, clutch' NP] and [把住 băzhù 'grasp firmly' NP], and a causative construction [把 bă NP 捧 pĕng COMPL] 'lift NP with deliberation'. In eac...
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This study investigates emerging usages in Chinese cyberspace of the numeral classifier méi that violate syntactic and semantic conventions of canonical grammar of modern Chinese. We treat these usages as constructional variants of the canonical classifier construction and show how they afford users of Weibo a device of social indexicality in the s...
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This study investigates emerging usages in Chinese cyberspace of the numeral classifier méi that violate syntactic and semantic conventions of canonical grammar of modern Chinese. We treat these usages as constructional variants of the canonical classifier construction and show how they afford users of Weibo a device of social indexicality in the s...

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This project explores the various roles language play in digital cultures both local and global.