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Charles Li

Department of English

L&L Bldg, 403H
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7558
Phone: (509) 963-1598
Fax: (509) 963-1561
E-mail: lix@cwu.edu

 

Charles Li received his undergraduate and graduate training in three countries--China, New Zealand, and the States. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1995 and specializes in linguistics, TESOL, linguistic approaches to literature, and the history of the English language. He has over two decades of full-time college-level teaching experience in English studies, first at Zhengzhou University, then at Adams State College, and in 1996 he joined Central Washington University, teaching composition, literature, grammar, linguistics, and graduate TESOL courses. Dr. Li is editor, with Luis López and Tom Stroik, of Papers from 1997 Mid-America Linguistics Conference. He is also the translator of two novels, First Term at Trebizon and Second Term at Trebizon and author of numerous articles on linguistics, stylistics, TESOL, and historical metrics.
 


Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., English, and minor in Higher Education Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1995

Areas of Specialization

  • Linguistics, TESOL, second language acquisition, linguistic approaches to literature, history of the English language

Courses Taught at CWU

  • ENG 599: TESL/TEFL Seminar: Theory and Applications of Reading and Writing
  • ENG 592: TESOL Practicum
  • ENG 591: Workshop: TESOL
  • ENG 535: Linguistic Approaches to Literature
  • ENG 534: Discourse Analysis
  • ENG 533: Second Language Acquisition
  • ENG 532: Phonetics and Phonology
  • ENG 531: TESL/TEFL Methods and Materials
  • ENG 516: Advanced Studies in Language
  • ENG 423: History of the Language
  • ENG 413: Studies in Language
  • ENG 321: Grammar in the Classroom
  • ENG 320: English Grammar
  • ENG 310: Technical Writing
  • ENG 304: English Linguistics
  • ENG 301: English Composition
  • ENG 105: Literary Imagination: An Introduction to Literature
  • ENG 102: English Composition
  • ENG 101: English Composition
  • DHC 489: Douglas Honors College Senior Thesis
  • CHIN242: Second-Year Chinese

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Publications & Conference Papers

Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 - 1400)
Father of English Literature
(Illustration from Cassell's History of England, ca 1902)

Recent Publications

  • "Trochees in an Iambic Meter: Assumptions or Statistics?" Studies in the History of the English Language: Evidential Basis and Heuristic Methods. Eds. Donka Minkova and Susan Fitzmaurice. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2007. (forthcoming)
  • "Metrical Evidence: Did Chaucer Translate The Romaunt of the Rose?" Studies in the History of the English Language: Evidential Basis and Heuristic Methods. Eds. Donka Mikova and Susan Fitzmaurice. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2007. (forthcoming)
  • "Linguistics and Literature." Series on Western Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Literature. Eds. Shouhua Qi and Jian-Zhong Lin. Beijing: China Renmin University Press, 2007. 149-173.
  • "A Central Metrical Prototype for English Iambic Tetrameter Verse: Evidence from Chaucer's Octosyllabic Lines." Studies in the History of the English Language II: Unfolding Conversations. Eds. Anne Curzan and Kimberly Emmons. New York/Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2004. 315-341.
  • "Cao Cao: A Chinese Politician, Military Strategist, and Soldier-Poet." Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory - 476 C. E. 2 Vols. Ed. Christina A. Salowey. Pasadena, California: Salem Press, 2004. 182-184.
  • "Chaucer: Folk Poet or Littérateur?" Studies in the History of the English Language: A Millenial Perspective. Eds. Donka Minkova and Robert Stockwell. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2002. 153-175. (co-authored with Gilbert Youmans)
  • "Liu Yiqing" (aristocrat, novelist). Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. 3 Vols. Ed. Thomas J. Sienkewicz. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, Inc., 2002. Vol. 2: 729-730.
  • "Mulanshi" (The Ballad of Mulan). Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. 3 Vols. Ed. Thomas J. Sienkewicz. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, Inc., 2002. Vol. 2: 813-814.
  • "Sima Xiangru" (poet). Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. 3 Vols. Ed. Thomas J. Sienkewicz. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, Inc., 2002. Vol. 3: 1015-1016.
  • "Xu Shen" (Confucian commentator, lexicographer). Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. 3 Vols. Ed. Thomas J. Sienkewicz. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, Inc., 2002. Vol. 3: 1146-1147.
  • There are 10 other entries in the Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, 2002. (omitted here)
  • "Clause Structure and Prose Style in Hemingway." 1998 Mid-America Linguistics Conference Papers. Eds. Nancy M. Lutz and Ronald P. Schaefer. Lawrence, KS: The University of Kansas Press, 1999. 185-195.
  • "Phrasal Structure and Prose Style in Hemingway." Papers from the 1997 Mid-America Linguistics Conference. Eds. Xingzhong Li, Luis López, and Tom Stroik. Columbia, MO: The University of Missouri Press, 1998. 410-417.
  • Papers from 1997 Mid-America Linguistics Conference. Eds. Xingzhong Li, Luis López, and Tom Stroik. Columbia, MO: The University of Missouri Press, 1998.

Recent Conference Papers

  • "Chaucer's Verse: Footed or Unfooted?" The Fifth Studies in the History of the English Language Conference (SHEL-5). The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, October 4-6, 2007.
  • "Aristotelian and Confucian Rhetorical Traditions in Four Modern Political Texts." Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE), Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, May 17, 2007.
  • "Linking Linguistics with Literature: Independent Evidence and Significant Findings on the Chaucer Canon." College of Arts and Humanities Speaker Series, Central Washington University, March 6, 2007.
  • "Metrical Evidence: Did Chaucer Translate The Romaunt of the Rose?" SHEL-4. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, September 27-29, 2005.
  • "Text-Music Interactions in Chinese Songs." Interdisciplinary Conference on Words and Music, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, March 14-15, 2003. (invited speaker)
  • "A Hierarchical Prototype for Iambic Tetrameter Verse: Evidence from Chaucer and Other Fourteen Poets." The First Central Washington University Faculty and Graduate Students' Joined Research Conference. Ellensburg, WA. May 30, 2002.
  • "A Central, Constraint-based Prototype for Iambic Tetrameter: Evidence from Chaucer's Octosyllabic Lines of Verse." SHEL-2. University of Washington in Seattle. March 22-24, 2002.
  • "Defining New Poetic and Prosodic Terms." CWU College of Arts and Humanities Faculty Speakers' Series. Feb. 14, 2002.
  • "Standardizing the Pinyin Representation of Chinese Proper Nouns in English Texts: On the Basis of Ideographic Representations or on the Basis of Linguistic Structure?" American Name Society Session of the 75th meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Washington DC, January 4-7, 2001.
  • "A Critical Review of Recent Arguments on Chinese Word Stress." College of Arts and Humanities, Henan University, China. December 21, 2001. (invited speaker)
  • "Traditional Metrics and the Rise of the English Generative Metrics." College of Foreign Languages and Studies, Henan University, China. December 20, 2001. (invited speaker)
  • "A Historical Overview of EFL Teaching and Learning in and out of China." Henan Institute of Political Science and Law Adminstration, China. December 18, 2001. (invited speaker)
  • "Social Factors and Modes of Address: How do we Address Parents-in-law?" 1999 Annual Mid-America Linguistics Conference, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Oct. 15-16, 1999.

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