Center for International Chinese Education
Name:Matthias GERNER
Title:Tenured Professor


Research Expertise:Linguistic Typology; General, East Asian, Historical and Theoretical Linguistics

Courses:Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Typology, Historical Linguistics; Mathematical Statistics

1994 PhD Mathematics at University Paris Denis Diderot, 1995 Sojourn at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, 2003 PhD Linguistics at La Trobe University, 2003 Research Fellow at Mainz University, 2013 Professor at City University of Hong Kong, 2019 Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Author of three monographs and 75 scholarly papers with a substantial number published in SSCI venues.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2019a). Highlights from three Language Families in Southwest China. Duisburg: RFLR. ISBN 978-3-947306-90-9.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2013). Grammar of Nuosu, a language of China. MGL 64. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3-11-030863-1.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2002). Predicate Compounding in the Yi Group. Typological Studies Monographs 3. Berlin: Akademie Verlag. ISBN: 3-05-003664-8.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2021a). “A recursive prefix in Neasu”.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2021b). "Derivational Zero Affixes Worldwide."

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2021c). “Sample Logic”. Logic Journal of the IGPL. Oxford University Press.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 & Zhang L. 张玲 (2020). “Zero morphemes and paradigms.” Studies in Language, 44(1), 1-27.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2019b). “Towards diachronic word class universals.” In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of Historical Linguistics, 501-517. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2017a). “Specific classifiers versus unspecific bare nouns.” Lingua 188, 19-31.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2017b). “Actions and products worldwide.” In Act-based conceptions of propositional content, Moltmann and Textor (eds.), 325-370. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2016a). “The Nuosu logophor.” The Linguistic Review 33, 277-307.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2016b). “Differential subject marking in Azhee.” Folia Linguistica 50(1), 137-173. Societas Linguistica Europaea.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2015). “Yí 彝.” Encyclopedia of Chinese language and linguistics. General Editor Sybesma, R. Leiden: Brill.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2014b). “Verb classifiers in East Asia.” Functions of Language 21(3),267-296.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2014a). “Non-compositional scopal verb morphology in Yi.” Morphology 24, 1-24.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2014c). “Review of: Li Xuping. Numeral Classifiers in Chinese: The syntax-semantics interface. Trends in Linguistics. Berlin: Mouton de Gryuter, 2013.” Language 90(4), 971-974. The Linguistic Society of America.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2014d). “The Austro-Tai Hypothesis.” Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL-14), 156-161. Taipei: Academia Sinica.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2013). Yi future: Tense or evidential. Language & Linguistics 14(1), 167-192. Taibei: Academia Sinica.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2012a). “Predicate-induced permutation groups.” Journal of Semantics 29, 109-144.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2012b). “Historical change of word classes.” Diachronica 29(2), 162-200.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2012c). “The typology of nominalization.” Language & Linguistics 13(4), 803-844. Taibei: Academia Sinica.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2012d). “Propositional attitudes in non-compositional logic.” Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, 295-299. Palo Alto, California: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 & W. Bisang (2010a). “Classifier declinations in an isolating language: On a rarity in Weining Ahmao.” Language & Linguistics 11(3), 576-623. Taibei: Academia Sinica.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2010b). “Compositional and constructional reduplication in Kam-Tai languages.” Folia Linguistica 44(2), 267-337. Societas Linguistica Europaea.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2010c). “The fuzzy logic of socialized attitudes in Liangshan Nuosu.” Journal of Pragmatics 42(11), 3031-3046.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 & W. Bisang (2010d). “Social deixis classifiers in Weining Ahmao.” In Rara & Rarissima: Documenting the fringes of linguistic diversity, Wohlgemuth, Jan and Michael Cysouw (eds.). pp. 75-94. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2009a). “Deictic features of demonstratives.” Canadian Journal of Linguistics 54(1), 43-90.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2009b). “Assessing the modality particles of the Yi group in fuzzy possible-worlds semantics.” Linguistics & Philosophy 32(2), 143-184.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2009c). “Instruments as verb classifiers in Kam (Dong).” Linguistics 47(3), 697-742.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 & W. Bisang (2009d). “Inflectional classifiers in Weining Ahmao: Mirror of the history of a people.” Folia Linguistica Historica 30(1/2), 183-218. Societas Linguistica Europaea.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2009e). “Defining permutations in the lexicon of natural languages.” Proceedings of the International Conference Philosophy, Mathematics, Linguistics: Aspects of Interaction, pp. 77-79. St. Petersburg: The Russian Academy of Sciences.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2008a). “Ambiguity-Driven Differential Object Marking in Yongren Lolo.” Lingua 118(3), 296-331.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 & W. Bisang (2008b). “Inflectional Speaker-Role Classifiers in Ahmao.” Journal of Pragmatics 40(4), 719-732. .

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2007a). “The exhaustion particles in the Yi group: A unified approach to all, the completive and the superlative.” Journal of Semantics 24(1), 27-72.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2007b). “The lexicalization of causative verbs in the Yi Group.” Folia Linguistica Historica 28(1/2), 145-185. Societas Linguistica Europaea.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2006). “Noun classifiers in Kam and Chinese Kam-Tai languages.” Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 34(2), 237-305.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2005a). “Expressives in Kam (Dong): A study in sign typology – Part II.” Cahiers de Linguistique–Asie Orientale 34(1), 25-67. Paris: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2005b). “The zoom-on-possessee construction in Kam (Dong): The anatomy of a new construction type.” Journal of Linguistics 41(2), 307-352.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2004a). “On a partial, strictly word-order based definition of grammatical relations in Nuosu.” Linguistics 42, 109-154.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2004b). “Occurrence particles in the Yi group and their interaction with the occurrence type of a situation.” Lingua, 114(11), 1331-1366.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2004c). “Expressives in Kam (Dong): A study in sign typology – Part I.” Cahiers de Linguistique–Asie Orientale 33(2), 159-202. Paris: Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2003a). “Demonstratives, articles and topic markers in the Yi group.” Journal of Pragmatics 35(7), 947-998.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2003b). “Passive of affect in Kam (Dong) and other Kadai languages: The missing link from synchrony.” Australian Journal of Linguistics 23(1), 35-70.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (2002). “Perfect in the Yi group: Stative and dynamic information management.” Studies in Language 26(2), 337-368.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 & R. Guitart (1997). “The locally free relatively filtered diagram as an inductive completion of a system of choice.” Applied Categorical Structures 5(1), 59-73.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 (1995). “Pour une Typologie Discursive via la Théorie des Esquisses.” Mathématiques et Sciences Humaines 129, 37-69. Paris: Centre National de Recherche Scientifique.

Gerner, M. 马嘉思 & R. Guitart (1994). “Le diagramme localement libre comme une complétion inductive d’un système de choix.” Actes de Caen, 39-44. Caen: University of Caen. Conférence sur les Catégories, Algèbres, Esquisses et Néo-Esquisses 27-30 Septembre 1994.

2017 Adviser, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

2016 Consultative Editor of “Linguistics” (SSCI)

1988 Scholarship “Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst” (Germany)

2015 Visiting Professor at Central University of Nationalities, Beijing

2014 Visiting Professor at Central University of Nationalities, Beijing

2011 Visiting Associate Professor at Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan