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Lecture Series on Theoretical Linguistics (XI)

【 Time:2021-03-22 】

Title: A Survey of Language Planning over the Past Sixty Years

Speaker: Prof. Mingyu Li

Time: March 24th, 2021 19:00-20:30

Location: Adm Building 1211

Organizer: Department of Linguistics, BLCU


About the speaker:

Yuming Li, Professor of Beijing Language and Culture University. He is an expert who is entitled to special government allowances of the State Council, receiver of the Labor Medal on May Day, concurrently serves as President of The Lexicographical Society of China, Vice President of the Chinese Information Processing Society of China, and Chairman of the Language Policy and Planning Committee of the Chinese Linguistics Society, Director of the Research Center for Standardization of Chinese Language and Character of the State Language Commission, editor-in-chief of Chinese Journal of Language Policy and Planning, editor-in-chief of Journal of Language Planning, Distinguished Professor of Beijing, Director of the Academic Committee of the Northeast Asian Language Resource Center of Inner Mongolia, Academic Counselor of Chinese Language Standardization Council of Malaysia. He held positions as Deputy Director of the State Language Commission, Director of Department of Language Information Management of Ministry of Education of the PRC, Director of Institute of Applied Linguistice Ministry of Education, Secretary of the Party Committee of Beijing Language and Culture University, Director of Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Language Resources, Dean of the Department of Language and Character Application at the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Vice President of Central China Normal University and President of International Association of Chinese Linguistics (2016-2017) . He has published more than 40 books and 580 papers, which have been translated into English, French, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Mongolian, Tibetan and other languages.

His research areas include theoretical linguistics, grammar, child language development, language planning, etc.