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Lilly C. Chen
Senior Lecturer
 
e-mail:lchen@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A. National Taiwan University
 
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Asian Studies
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    Websites
     Lilly Lee Chen's Page
     
    Research Areas
     Chinese linguistics and culture, cultural semiotics in literature, history of Chinese, Chinese classical literature, Taiwanese, language acquisition and technology, methodology in language teaching
     
    Teaching Areas
     Chinese, Chinese Linguistics, Taiwanese Language and Literature, Theory & Methodology in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
     
    Selected Publications
     Articles
     

    Chen, Lilly Lee. "Technology in Content-Specific Instructional Material," SOCALLT '10 Foreign Language Teaching, Learning & Technology: A Changing Climate, edited by Scott Williams & Don Weasenforth (2010)

     
     

    Chen, Lilly Lee "Web-Based Instructional Material for an Uncommonly Taught Language." SOCALLT 2003 Exploring New Directions in Language Learning Technology (2003) : 23-27.

     
     

    Chen, Lilly Lee (tr.). "Image and Symbolism of the Mother in the Wintry Night Trilogy." Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series, No.13 (2003) : 159-176.

     
     

    Chen, Lilly Lee. "To Lend a Hand." Annual Asian Studies Newsletter (2004)

     
     

    Lilly Lee Chen "Multiculturism and Mutilingualism." National Taiwan University Alumni - Houston Publications (1995)

     
     

    Lilly Lee Chen "Multilingualism." The World Journal Weekly, No. 622 (1996) : Section 3.

     
     

    Lilly Lee Chen "Changes in Chinese Romanization." News from Fondren, Volume 10, Number 1 (2000) : pp. 4-6.

     
     

    Lilly Lee Chen "Web-based Multimedia Material in Teaching Intermediate/Advanced Chinese." Exploring New Directions in Language Learning Technology (SOCALL 2001) (2001) : pp. 35-42.

     
     

    Lilly Lee Chen and Claire Bartlett "ExTemplate: A Tool for Foreign Language Web Editing." Uniting Language, Culture, and Technology in the New Millennium (SOCALL 2000) (2000) : pp. 1-6.

     
     

    Lilly Lee Chen, J. Chang, S. Lai, and S. Yuen "Web-Based Instruction." CAERDA 8 (2000) : pp. 17-27.

     
     

    Chen, Lilly Lee. "Aspects of Art Education in America," (in Chinese) Journal of Decorative Art, vol.7. Beijing: People's Art Publishing Company. (1983)

     
     

    Lilly Chen. "Aspects of Art Education in America," Journal of Decorative Art, vol.7. Beijing: People's Art Publishing Company. (1983)

     
     

    Chen, Lilly Lee "Are the Better, the Shorter, the Easier Forms Gaining the Upper Hand? A study on the evolution of Chinese." Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Linguists, Paris, 1997 (1998)

     
     

    Chen, Lilly Lee "Discourse and the Making of Grammatical Particles." LACUS Forum 24 (1998) : 147-160.

     
     

    Chen, Lilly Lee "Educational Reform: the Generation in a Cultrural Gap." New Waves - Educational Research & Development, Vol. 3. No. 1 (1998)

     
     

    Chen, Lilly Lee "Metaphorical Extension." Languages and Linguistics in China, Vol. 3 (1997) : 103-137.

     
     

    Lilly Lee Chen "A Matter of Face: Orientation in Time and Space in Chinese." SALSA (Symposium About Language and Society -- Austin) II Texas Linguistic Forum 34 (1995) : pp. 143-153.

     
     

    Lilly Lee Chen "Chinese: a not-so-analytic language." LACUS Forum 20 (1994) : pp. 286-294.

     
     

    Lilly Lee Chen "From Variable to Fixed Word Order." Chicago Linguistic Society 30, University of Chicago (1995) : pp. 103-116.

     
     

    Lilly Lee Chen "Taiwanese Negation: A Case of Semantic Synthesis." Chicago Linguistics Society 27-II, University of Chicago (1991) : pp. 1-17.

     
     

    Lilly Lee Chen "The Linking Verb System in Taiwanese." Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Languages in Taiwan, National Taiwan University (1995) : pp. 442-452.

     
     

    Lilly Lee Chen "The Origin of Adversative Passives." The Berkeley Linguistics Society 20, University of California, Berkeley (1994) : pp. 113-124.

     
     

    Lilly Lee chen "Syntacticization of Affect." LACUS Forum 21 (1995) : pp. 174-182.

     
     

    Lilly (Ching H) Chen & C.C. Cheng. "Computer-Assisted Instruction in Chinese," Journal of Chinese Linguistics, vol.4, no. 2, pp. 278-298, University of California, Berkeley. (1976)

     
     Books
     

    Chen, Lilly Lee "Taiwanese: a linguistic description." Submitted

     
     Online books
     

    Chen, Lilly Lee "Mandarin on Campus." In Revision

     
     

    Chen, Lilly Lee "Medical Chinese." In Revision

     
     Other
     

    On-line article  "Mandarin Tones" http://lang.rice.edu/lchen/Pinyin/4-tones.html (2009)

     
     

    On-line "Taiwanese Tones" http://lang.rice.edu/lchen/Pinyin/Taiwanese_tones.html (2009)

     
    Presentations
     Invited Papers
     

    "Cognitive Theories and Teaching of Time Expressions in Chinese," Conference on Word Formation in Chinese, Universityé Paris Diderot - Paris 7. (November 7-8, 2009)

     
     

    "Designing Content-Based Teaching Material" presented at Princeton's 18th Conference on Chinese Language Instruction. Princeton University (April 24, 2010)

     
     

    "Teacher Training" Association of Chinese American Professionals (ACAP) Conference, Houston Texas (June 12, 2010)

     
     

    "Teaching Chinese Classical Poetry " Chinese K-12 Teachers' Workshop, Chinese Language Teacher Association -South (CLTA-South). (April 18, 2010)

     
     

    "Time Words qian/hou 'front/back' in Chinese," LACUS 36th Forum, Claremont Graduate U., Claremont, California. (August 4-8, 2009)

     
     

    "Web Technologies in Content-Specific Language Course" presented at The South Central Association for Language Learning Technology (SOCALLT), Hot Springs, Arkansas (April 29 - May 1, 2010)

     
     

    "A Report on the Chinese Language Teacher Program at Rice." Freeman Grantees Meeting, Asia Society, New York University, New York City. (September 27, 2007)

     
     

    "Making Culture Conscious: A Sociolinguistic Approach to Language Pedagogy." Symposium on Asia in the Curriculum, Columbia Univesity, New York City. (September 27-28, 2007) With Richard Smith

     
     

    "Metonymy in the Grammaticalization of Mandarin Aspect Marker le." Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, Laval University, Quebec, Canada. (June 10-14, 2008)

     
     

    "On the Pictographic Nature of the Oracle-bone Inscription." LACUS 34th Forum, Eastern Kentucky University. (July 24-28, 2007)

     
     

    "A Cognitive Approach to the Analysis of "guo" in Mandarin Chinese." Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, University of Toronto. (July 31-August 4, 2006)

     
     

    "A survey report on teacher certification program at Rice." Building the Pipeline of Chinese Teachers: Recruitment, Preparation & Certification convened by the College Board, New York City. (May 31, 2006)

     
     

    "Visualize the Invisible: Morphology and the Flash Technology." CALICO, University of Hawaii. (May 16-20, 2006)

     
     

    Invited Speaker.  "Aspects of Chinese Traditional Art and Culture." International Week, Dallas Baptist University. (April 7, 2005)

     
     

    "Metaphor in Chinese Bronze Inscription." Linguistic Association of Canada & the United States, Dartmouth College. (August 2-6, 2005)

     
     

    "Visualize the Invisible: Flash and Morphology." CALICO 2006 (Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium), University of Hawaii. (May 16-20, 2006)

     
     

    Presenter..  "Chinese Placement Test." The Sixth Technology Luncheon, Rice University. (April 25, 2003) With Chao-mei Shen

     
     

    "Grammaticalization of Numeral One in Chinese." The 30th Forum of Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada.. (July 29 - August 2, 2003)

     
     

    Presenter..  "Web-Based Instructional Material for an Uncommonly Taught Language." South Central Association for Language Learning Technology, University of Texas at Arlington. (March 7 - 8, 2003)

     
     

    "Teaching Writing with Films: a Web-based multimedia approach." 10th International Conference of Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association, Marriot Hotel , New Orleans. (April 1, 2002)

     
     

    "Color Symbolism." the 28th LACUS Forum, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. (July 31 - August 4, 2001)

     
     

    "Evolution of Chinese Words: disyllabicization." Linguistic Colloquium, Providence University, Taichung, Taiwan. (November 24, 2000)

     
     

    "ExTemplate 2.0: Rice Multimedia Web-authoring Tool to Create Online Tests and Exercises." Courseware Showcase at the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO'02), University of California at Davis. (March 26-30, 2002) With Claire Bartlett and Eric Granquist

     
     

    "Grammaticalization and Tone in Taiwanese." the 27th LACUS Forum of Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, Rice University, Houston Texas. (July 25-29, 2000)

     
     

    "Integrating Web-based Materials into Course Design." The International Conference on Computer in Education, The Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan. (November 21-24, 2000)

     
     

    "Sound Files in Web-based Chinese Teaching." Presentation to Rice Administration, Rice University. (October 31, 2000)

     
     

    "Using Audio Files with Chinese Text on the Web." The First Technology Luncheon, Rice University. (April 28, 2000)

     
     

    "Using Digital Films in Teaching Culture and Language." The Fourth Technology Luncheon, Rice University. (November 9, 2001)

     
     

    "Web-based Multimedia Material in Teaching Intermediate/Advanced Chinese." International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALL 2001), Rice University, Houston, Texas. (May 22-26, 2001) With Peter Schultz

     
     

    "Writing and Learning of Foreign Language and Culture." the National Writing across the Curriculum Conference, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (March 7-9, 2002)

     
     

    "Acculturation and Child-rearing in Chinese-American family." International Conference on Chinese American Educational Research & Development, Universal City Hilton, Los Angeles, California. (September 19-20, 1998)

     
     

    "Expressivity as Motivation in Language Change." The 26th Lacus Forum, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. (August 3-7, 1999)

     
     

    "Language Learning and College Campus." International Conference of Chinese American Educational Research & Development Association, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. (October 30-31, 1999)

     
     

    "Why Blood Cannot Be Shed in Chinese: a comparison of Chinese and English passives." the 25th Forum of Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. (July 28-Aug. 1, 1998)

     
     

    "Why People Can Be Fooled But Words Can Not Be Uttered in Mandarin: a comparison of Mandarin and English passives." Linguistic Colloquium, Rice University. (November 19, 1998)

     
     

    "A Typological Study of the Copula Verb System in the Chinese Languages." the Inaugural Meeting of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. (September 8-10, 1995)

     
     

    "Are the Better, the Shorter, the Easier Forms Gaining the Upper Hand? A Historical Study." XVIe Congres International des Linguistes, Palais des Congres, Paris, France. (July 20-25, 1997)

     
     

    "Discourse and the Making of Grammatical Particles." the 24th Forum of Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, York University, Toronto, Canada. (July 29- August 2, 1997)

     
     

    "Educational Reform." the 5th International Conference on Chinese American Educational Research & Development, Double Tree Hotel, Houston, Texas. (September 20, 1997)

     
     

    "Iconicity and Complementary Opposition in Conception of Time." the 3rd International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Leuven, Belgium. (July 20, 1993)

     
     

    "Pragmatics and Historical Syntax." The Twenty-third LACUS Forum of Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. (August 6-10, 1996)

     
     

    "Reduplication: a many-splendored thing." the 5th International Cognitive Linguistic Conference, Vrije University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (July 14-19, 1997)

     
     

    "The Evolution of Yes-No Questions in Chinese." the 13th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Heinrich-Heine-Universitat Dusseldorf, Germany. (August 10-17, 1997)

     
     

    "The Historical Development of the Linking Verb System in Mandarin." the 12th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, University of Manchester, UK. (August 14-18, 1995)

     
     

    "Verbal Expansion in the History of the Chinese Language." the 11th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles. (August 20, 1993)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "Evolution of the Chinese Language." Lecture Series on Traditional Chinese Culture, Center for Chinese Culture, Houston, Texas. (May 22, 1993)

     
     

    Invited Speaker.  "Language, History & Politics in Taiwan." Taiwanese Day, Rice University. (October 15, 2005)

     
     

    "The Dream of the Red Chamber in the Eyes of Americans." North American Chinese Writers' Association, Houston, Texas. (February 27, 1993)

     
     

    "The Art of Chinese Calligraphy." The Summit of the Minds: Asian Civilization, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (February 21, 1998)

     
     

    "Historical Disyllabicization and Grammatical Codification." Linguistic Colloquium, Beijing University, Beijing, China. (September 9, 1997)

     
     

    "Sociolinguistics: a diachronic perspective." Linguistic Colloquium, Rice University. (November 13, 1997)

     
     

    "The Beginning of the Mandarin Aspect Marker le in the 8th Century." Linguistic Colloquium, Rice Universityy. (April 10, 1997)

     
     

    "The Evolution of Grammatical Strategy in Chinese." Monthly Linguistic Salon, Linguistic Research Institute, Academy of Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Beijing, China. (September 4, 1997)

     
     Lectures
     

    "Mandarin Chinese." Alumni College Weekend, Rice University. (February 22-24, 2008)

     
     

    "Chinese Culture and Literature." Project of Common Ground between Minority Culture and Classical Literature, National Endowment for Humanities, Spring Branch Independent School District, Houston, Texas. (February 27, 1991)

     
     

    "Chinese Literature after the Cultural Revolution: the wounded literature." Rice Alumni Institute Lecture Series, (October 18, 1988)

     
     

    "Chinese Painting and Calligraphy." Grand opening of Exhibit of Contemporary Calligraphy and Painting from the Republic of China, Institute for Pacific Asia, University Center Galleries, Texas A&M University. (April 27, 1992)

     
     Other
     

    Report at the working meeting on "Chinese Language Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States" at Washington Marriott, Washington, DC., convened by Asia Society and College Board. (February 4-5, 2010)

     
     Panelist
     

    "The Cinema of Ang Lee" The Ang Lee Film Festival discussion panelist, Media Center, Rice University. (February 20, 2010)

     
     

    “Second Language Learning in China and United States: Motivation, Culture and Technology,” as the session discussant, 2007 Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association (CAERDA) International Conference, Renaissance Chicago Hotel, Chicago. (April 8-9, 2007)

     
     Session Chair
     

    "Form and Function." LACUS 33, University of Toronto. (July 31-August 4, 2006)

     
     

    "Discourse." LACUS Conference, Dartmouth College. (August 6, 2005)

     
     Workshops
     

    "Mandarin Aspect Markers and Pedagogical Implication." High School Chinese Language Teachers Workshop, Rice University, Houstotn, Texas. (December 8, 2007)

     
     

    Organizer.  "Teacher certification education." Teacher Workshop organized for CLASS (Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools, Rice University. (July 23, 2006)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, LACUS Forum 32. Linguistic Association of Canada & USA. (2005 - 2005)

     Book Review Editor, manuscript reviewer for John Benjamins Publishing Company. (2005 - 2005)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Chinese in Cultural Discourses, Brown Teaching Grant (2009-2011)

     Presidential Travel Grant: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2002, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1991,

     Fiesta Corporation Grant for training English teachers from China, Fiesta Corporation (1986)

     NEH Language Fellow, recipient of stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities (1995)

     NEH Language Fellow, recipient of stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities (1996)

     P.I. of Freeman Grant $400,000 to establish Chinese Language Teaching Institute (2007-2010), Freeman Foundation (May 2007)

     A Web project on Medical Chinese, Brown Teaching Grant (2006-2008)

     Summer research fund, Dean of School of Humanities, Rice Universtiy (2002)

     Summer research fund, Dean of School of Humanities, Rice University (2003)

     Summer research fund, Dean of School of Humanities, Rice University (1996)

     Summer research fund, Dean of School of Humanities (1998)

     Summer research fund, Dean of School of Humanities, Rice University (1997)

     Summer research fund, Dean of Humanities, Rice University (2001)

     Summer research fund, Dean of School of Humanities (1999)

     Summer research fund, Dean of School of Humanities, Rice University (2000)

     School of Humanities Faculty Research Funds, (2004-2005)

     Freeman Grant for Chinese Language Teaching Institute, Freeman Foundation (2007-2009)

     Project of Taiwanese on Web, Brown Teaching Grant (2002)

     Web-based Teaching with Digitized Videos, Brown Teaching Grant (2001)

     Taiwanese on Campus, Brown Teaching Grant (1998)

     Mandarin on Campus, Brown Teaching Grant (1996)

     Visualize the Invisible: Grammar and Web Technologies, Brown Teaching Grant (2003)

    Positions Held
     Secretary-Treasurer, Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States. (2005 - 2005)

     Conference commettee, Linguistic Association of Canada & the United States. (2005 - 2005)

     Founder and Organizer of K-12 Chinese Teacher Workshops as Rice Community Outreach sponsored by Center for the Study of Languages . (2009 - 2009)

     Founding Director of Institute for Chinese Language Teaching. (2010 - 2010)

     Forum Archivist, Linguistic Association of Canada & USA. (2010 - 2010)

     President, International Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association. (2003 - 2003)