ronghong01Ronghong Qiang village, before the 2008 earthquake

PRESENT POSITION 

  • Professor, Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    • Administrative activities
    • Head, Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological
      University, since 1 January 2013
    • Chair, HSS SREC for February 2013 Faculty Reappointment Exercise
    • Chair, HSS SREC for June 2013 Faculty Reappointment Exercise
    • Chair, HSS Taskforce on Academic Restructuring
    • Member, HSS SRCPT for PT9
    • Member, HSS SRCPT for PT10
    • Member, WKWSCI SRCPT for PT9
    • Member, WKWSCI SRCPT for PT10
    • Member, Investigation Committee on the Inquiry into Staff Concerns at Confucius
      Institute, NTU
    • Member, HSS Search Committee for Global Chinese Literature and Culture position
    • Member, HSS Search Committee for Pre-Modern Chinese History and Intellectual
      History position
    • Member, HSS Search Committee for LMS Psycholinguistics position
    • Member, HSS Search Committee for LMS Sociolinguistics position
    • LMS Postgraduate Coordinator and Chair of Postgraduate Committee, August-December,
      2013

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Sino-Tibetan linguistics
  • Linguistic typology
  • Historical linguistics (including Grammaticalization and Sino-Tibetan reconstruction)
  • Functional and interactional approaches to communication and language emergence
  • Pragmatics (particularly relevance-based approaches)
  • Fieldwork on endangered languages / anthropological linguistics (Asian languages on which I have done fieldwork)

Curriculum Vitae

LaPolla-Curriculum Vitae 2014.06.07.pdf