Dr. Xiaoting Li is an Associate Professor of Chinese Linguistics at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta. She received her PhD in linguistics and applied linguistics at Peking University, China, in 2011. She was a DAAD fellow at the University of Potsdam in 2008-2010. Recently, she received the Humboldt Fellowship to conduct her research at the University of Freiburg in Germany in 2019-2021.
Her research interest is language in interaction and multimodal analysis. She uses the methodology of Conversation Analysis, Interactional Linguistics and multimodal analysis in the study of everyday Mandarin talk-in-interaction. Her research explores how multimodal resources such as lexico-syntax, prosody and embodied actions are used by interactants in organizing turns, sequences and courses of actions in Mandarin conversation. The topic of multimodal organization of turns in Mandarin conversation is examined in her book Multimodality, Interaction, and Turn-taking in Mandarin Conversation (John Benjamins, 2014). Her recent work on multimodality in Chinese interaction is published in her co-edited book volume "Multimodality in Chinese Interaction" (Mouton, 2019).
She teaches in the areas of Chinese linguistics, and language in Chinese society, and supervises graduate students in the field of Chinese linguistics, interaction and multimodal analysis.
Her current research projects include the SSHRC project "Unfinished utterances in Mandarin conversation", and the KIAS team project "Intercultural and interpersonal communication". She is a member of the International Network of Interactional Linguistics, and the Scientific Network of Multimodality and Embodied Interaction.
A reading knowledge of Chinese is required.Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
Topics may include language and gender, identity, dialects. Lectures in English. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 241. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and CHINA 102, or consent of Department.Winter Term 2021
Sound system, basic sentence structure, writing system, and language change and variation. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 308. Prerequisites: LING 101 and CHINA 202, or consent of Department.Winter Term 2021
Discussion of the major linguistic features of the Chinese language. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 408. Prerequisite: CHINA 302 and EASIA 305, or consent of Department.Fall Term 2020
Keynote talk at the 2nd International Conference on Interactional Linguistics and Chinese Language Studies, Shanghai, China
Member of the Network. First Network meeting at the University of Freiburg
Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture, Colloquium Talk, UCLA
Pre-conference workshop “Referentiality in East Asian Languages”, the 26th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, UCLA
Invited talk at the Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
International Workshop “Frontiers of Interactional Research on Chinese Language”, Beijing Language and Culture University, China
Co-organized the panel with Dr. Shimako Iwasaki (Monash University) at the 16th International Pragmatics Association Conference in Hong Kong.
Invited talk at the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures, University of Calgary
International Workshop “Divergent Units and Fuzzy Boundaries”, University of Potsdam, Germany