Center for International Chinese Education
Name:Jin Dawei

Research Expertise:Linguistics, Syntactic Theory, Semantics, Sinitic Languages, Languages in Asia

Courses:A Crosslinguistic Perspective to Chinese Grammar, English for Linguistic Majors, Research Topics on modern Chinese (School of Foreign Languages), Schools of Linguistic Thought, Chinese Language

Articles and Book Volumes

Huanghuang Chen and Dawei Jin. 2020. Overt contrastive topic marking in East Asian
languages—the case with Wenzhounese (in Chinese).
Wuyu Yanjiu [Studies in Wu languages]
10(1): 110-119.
Dawei Jin. 2020. Copula functions in a cross-Sinitic perspective. Folia Linguistica 54(1):
89-132. DOI:

Dawei Jin. 2019. A semantic account of quantifier-induced intervention effects in Chinese
Linguistics and Philosophy: 1-43 (Online First). DOI:
Chengru Dong and Dawei Jin. 2019. An enthymematic approach to the deduction of the
negative meaning of the Chinese
shenme-based rhetorical question construction. Studies in
Chinese Linguistics
40(1): 47-74. DOI:
Dawei Jin and Jun Chen. 2019. Scalarity, degree reading, and maximality in a Mandarin numeral construction. Language & Linguistics 20(2): 148-179 (Special Issue: The
interface of semantics & etymology, morpho-syntax, and pragmatics in Chinese). DOI:
Dawei Jin and Jun Chen. 2018. Meaning change in Chinese: A numeral phrase construction
from adjectives to superlatives to definite descriptions.
Linguistics 56(3):599-651. DOI:

Dawei Jin. 2016. Wide-scope indefinites and topicality: A novel account of quantifierinduced intervention in Chinese A-not-A questions. In: Ludmila Veselovska (ed.), Selected
Papers of the 5th Central European Conference in Linguistics for Postgraduate Students
Dawei Jin. 2015. Revisiting the licensing condition for the aboutness relation. In:
Bondaruk, Anna, Anna Bloch-Rozmej, Wojciech Malec, Ewelina Mokrosz, and Sławomir
Selected Papers of the 4th Central European Conference in Linguistics for
Postgraduate Students
: 56-77.
Dawei Jin. 2015. Coherence relations and clause linkage: Towards a discourse approach
to adjunct islands.
Studies in Language 39(2): 224-258. DOI:

Proceeding Papers

• Dawei Jin. 2019. Copulas and the class of copular constructions in a cross-Sinitic perspective.
Proceedings of the North American Conference in Chinese Linguistics 2017 : 344-362.
Dawei Jin. 2017. A semantic account of the intervention effects in Chinese why-questions.
In: Helle Hvid Hansen, Sarah E. Murray, Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh and Henk Zeevat (eds).
Logic, Language and Computation: Revised Selected Papers of the 11th International Tbilisi
Symposium on Logic, Language, and Computation
(TbiLLC 2015): 66-88. Berlin-Heidelberg:
Jun Chen and Dawei Jin. 2017. Meaning change from superlatives to definite descriptions:
A semantic perspective.
Proceedings of the Chicago Linguistics Society 52.
Dawei Jin. 2016. Why-questions, topicality and intervention effects in Chinese. Yearbook
of Poznan Linguistics Meeting
(YPLM) 2(1): 91-113. Berlin: de Gruyter.
Dawei Jin. 2015. Coherence relation from a crosslinguistic perspective: The case in Chinese.
Extended Abstract for the 2015 LSA Annual Meeting.
Dawei Jin. 2015. Contradiction, why-questions, and complex NP islands in Chinese. Penn
Working Papers in Linguistics
: Vol. 21: Iss. 1.
Dawei Jin. 2014. A pragmatic approach to parasitic gap construction in Chinese. Extended
Abstract for the 2014 LSA Annual Meeting
Dawei Jin. 2014. Coherence and Extraction from Adjuncts in Chinese. Proceedings of the
2014 ESSLLI Student Session
: 88-99.
Dawei Jin. 2013. Information Structure Constraints and Complex NP Islands in Chinese.
Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar.110-120.
Stanford: CSLI Publications.