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ZHANG WEIJIA

Published: 2020-06-13


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Professor, PhD in linguistics, PhD supervisor, Beijing Normal University (BNU)

Leading Researcher in BNU Linguistic & Applied Linguistic Program and Studies

Director of the Institute of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, BNU

Director of Beijing Language and Culture Research Center (BLCRC), Beijing Municipal Language Commission (BMLC)

 

CONCURRENT POSITIONS

Managing Director, National Research Association for the Modernization of Chinese Language

Vice President, Language Policy and Planning Research Council, Chinese Language Society

President, Beijing Municipal Research Association for the Modernization of Chinese Language

Deputy Director, Expert Committee of Beijing Municipal Language Commission

Distinguished Research Fellow, E-Institute of Comparative Linguistics of Shanghai Universities

Member on the editorial board of Minority Languages of China

Member of the Sino-Tibetan Language Award Committee of Society of Chinese Minority Languages

Project appraisal expert of National Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation

Expert Reviewer of Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation, Ministry of Education  

Expert Reviewer of Beijing Philosophy and Social Sciences Planning Project

Guest Professor of Chongqing University, Baoji University of Arts and Sciences, Shaanxi Xueqian Normal University, and Xinjiang Yili Normal University

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Director, Dept. for Academic Affairs, Beijing Language & Culture University (BLCU)

Secretary General, Academic Committee of BLCU;

President Assistant, BLCU;

Director, Institute for Chinese Language Policies and Standards;

Leading researcher of Chinese Philology Master Degree Program, BLCU

 

SOCIAL APPOINTMENTS

Vice Chairman, the 9th and 10th Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference Committee (CPPCC) of Haidian District, Beijing

Member of the Central Committee of China Democratic League

Member of the Standing Committee of Beijing Municipal Committee of China Democratic League

Director, Beijing Higher Education Committee, China Democratic League

Chairman, Haidian District Committee of China Democratic League

Deputy of the 13th Beijing Municipal People's Congress

Member of the Standing Committee of the 14th Haidian District People's Congress

 

RESEARCH AREAS

Historical linguistics, Chinese dialects, historical phonology, Chinese dialect geography, sociolinguistics, language policy and planning

 

PROJECTS (CHIEF RESEARCHER)

The Geographic Information of Shaanxi Dialects, Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation, Ministry of Education

The Language Problems and Countermeasures in the Process of Urbanization in China, National Language Committee

Multicultural Contact and Variations of Contemporary Beijing Dialect, joint project of Beijing Municipality and Central Universities

Beijing Language and Culture Development: A World's Cosmopolitan Perspective, joint project of Beijing Municipality and Central Universities

An Experimental Study of Tone Variations in Contemporary Beijing Dialect, Beijing Municipal Social Science Planning Project

The Construction and Research of Beijing Language and Culture Database, Major Program of Beijing Municipal Language Commission

A Survey and Study of the Language and Culture Resources in Beijing, Major Program of Beijing Municipal Language Commission

Research and Development of Beijing Language and Culture Digital Museum, Major Program of Beijing Municipal Language Commission

The Current Situation and Countermeasures of Beijing Language and Culture Development, Beijing Municipal Language Commission

A Survey of the Implementation of Spoken and Written Language Law in Beijing, Beijing Municipal Language Commission

Branch project of the Geographic Information of Chinese Dialects, major program, Ministry of Education;

PROJECTS (PARTICIPANT)

The Present Situation and History of Dialects along the Yellow River in Shaanxi and Shanxi Provinces, National Social Science Foundation

Atlas of Chinese Dialects, Humanities and Social Sciences project, Ministry of Education

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Evolution and competition: Changes in the Phonological Structure of Guanzhong Dialect

Shaanxi Dialects and Putonghua

Dialects along the Yellow River in Shaanxi and Shanxi: A Comparative Study (in collaboration with others)

Lasting Attraction of Beijing Accents: An Introduction to Colloquial Folk Arts of Beijing (in collaboration with others)

Editor-in-Chief of

Kangxi Dictionary (Modern Edition)

Introduction to Language and Culture Development

Regional Culture and Chinese Language

Language Evolution and Changes in the Chinese Language

BLCU Collection of Essays on Chinese Language and Philology

Deputy editor-in-chief of

Annual Report of Beijing Language Life

Co-Editor of

Principles of Spoken and Written Language

Documentary Science

Translations:

A Course in Phonetics

The Sounds of the Worlds Languages

Papers:

Over 70 articles published in such well-recognized Chinese journals as Studies of the Chinese Language, Minority Languages of China, Dialect, Research in Ancient Chinese Language, Studies in Language and Linguistics, Linguistic Sciences, Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies, Chinese Teaching in the World, Chinese Language Learning, Academic Research, The Journal of Humanities, Linguistic Research, Applied Linguistics, China Education Daily, Journal of Language Policy and Language Planning, and Journal of Language Planning.

 

Award-Wining Works:

Evolution and competition: Changes in the Phonological Structure of Guanzhong Dialect, the second prize of the 10th Peking University Wangli Linguistics Award

The Origin and Historical Layers of Korean Chinese Characters in Minority Languages of China(2008/5), the third prize of the 6th Excellent Achievement Award for Higher institutionsScientific Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Education

Dialects along the Yellow River in Shaanxi and Shanxi: A Comparative Study, the third prize of the 7th Excellent Achievement Award for Higher InstitutionsScientific Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Education

The International Standardization of Chinese Pinyin is Related to the World Influence of Chinese Culture (in collaboration with others), adopted by the special issue of University Think Tank, Ministry of Education

HONORS

Award for outstanding individuals in social science management, Ministry of Education

Annual Award for outstanding individuals by Beijing Municipal Language Commission (twice)

Distinguished Educators Award, BLCU

ACADEMIC LECTURE TOURS

The U.S., France, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao

 

 

 

 

 



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