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Zixi You

Dr. Zixi You

Associate Lecturer

School of Languages and Global Studies

Adelphi Building, AB129

+44 (0) 1772 89 4243

ZYou@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Asia Pacific Studies, Languages

Zixi joined UCLan in 2013 as an Associate Lecturer, and she delivers modules in undergraduate programmes of BA (Hons) Modern Languages, BA Asia Pacific Studies, and BA TESOL with a Modern Language. Zixi completed her DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford in 2014. Apart from linguistics which is her major research area, Zixi is also interested and experienced in translation, interpreting and consulting.

Full Profile

Zixi completed her DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford in 2014. She has research expertise in digital humanities, linguistics and Japanese studies, and has participated actively in internationally collaborative research projects.

Zixi is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. At Uclan, Zixi delivers modules at all levels in the programmes of BA (Hons) Modern Languages, BA Asia Pacific Studies, and BA TESOL with a Modern Language. She has also supervised and marked BA dissertations.

Zixi holds certificates of IELTS 8.0, Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 1 (the highest level) and Certificate of Level 1 (the highest level) in the National Accreditation Examination for Translators & Interpreters. During the past 8 years, she has worked as a contracted translator, translating book (about 150,000 words, published by the New Star Press in 2011), chapters, business documents, as well as interpreter for international conferences and events. Based on those experiences, she received excellent feedback from students on her effective coaching of translation and interpreting skills. 

Zixi has also been providing consultancy for publishers since 2010. In addition, at Oxford University and Otago University, Zixi gained valuable skills and experience on graduate training, undergraduate admission, as well as mentoring post-graduate, undergraduate, and international students. Zixi enjoys communicating with colleagues and students especially in a multi-cultural environment. She likes playing piano, guitar, Koto (Guzheng), and contributes actively to university and international events.

Publications

Book
with C. Wang (trans.) 2011. Jingqiaozhjia (Smart Home). New Star Press: Beijing. ISBN: 978-7-5113-0398-9.

Article
2011. An exploration of split intransitivity in Old Japanese. In European Association of Japanese Studies (EAJS) Bulletin Issue 82.

Poetry
2006. Spring. Critic 22: 13.
2006. The end of the world. Critic 25: 15.

Memberships

 

  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy 
  • Member of the ‘Digital Humanities at Oxford’ Group
  • Member of the Oxford Corpus Linguistics Interest Group
  • Member of the Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese team
  • Member of the Research Centre for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Oxford University
  • Member of the Poetics and Linguistics Association

Teaching

AL2436, AL2306, AL1106, JS1106, JS3050

Apart from module delivery, Zixi has also supervised and marked BA dissertations.

Projects

Zixi's DPhil dissertation has been recommended to Oxford University Press, and she is currently working on a publishing a monograph based on her DPhil dissertation.

Zixi has also participated in the following projects:

Verb semantics and argument realization in pre-modern Japanese: A comprehensive study of the basic syntax of pre-modern Japanese (University of Oxford)

Communication and Empire: Chinese Empires in Comparative (University of Oxford)

電子コーパス作成のための『続日本紀 宣命』のシンタックスの分析 (Tsukuba University, Japan)

Research

Zixi recently completed her DPhil (PhD) project at Oxford University. Funded by the Oxford Sasakawa Foundation, Zixi did a corpus-based study which investigated semantic aspects of split intransitivity in relation to mopho-syntactic expressions. It was situated in a larger internationally collaborative research project which harbours famous scholars from York University, Cornell University, Tokyo University, Osaka University, Fukuoka University, Aoyama Gakuin, Tsukuba University, INALCO/CRLAO, Rice University and Kobe University.  Zixi is currently working on a monograph based on her DPhil dissertation, which has been recommend for publication at Oxford University Press.

Funded by the Toshiba International Foundation and Sasakawa Foundation, she has also conducted visiting research at Osaka University and National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL) in Tokyo.

List of Research Grants and Scholarships:

 

  • 2014 Research committee QR funding, SLLIS
  • 2012-2013 Oxford University Sasakawa Scholarship
  • 2012 Oriental Institute Research Support Grant
  • 2012 Canadian Society for Digital Humanities Travel Grant
  • 2012 St Cross College Student Travel Research Fund
  • 2011-2012 Oxford University Sasakawa Scholarship
  • 2011 Sub-Faculty Research Fund
  • 2011 St Cross College Student Travel Research Fund
  • 2010-2011 Oxford University Sasakawa Scholarship
  • 2010 Toshiba International Fellowship
  • 2010 Sasakawa Travel Fund
  • 2009-2010 Oxford University Sasakawa Scholarship

 

    Conferences

    Selected conference presentations and public talks

    2014. Resultative construction, VP-preposing and suru-construction in Japanese: A corpus-based study. Presented in the 5th international conference in linguistics: Grammar and Corpora. University of Warsaw, Poland.

    2014. (with K. Russel.) The Oxford Corpus of Old Japanese Lexicon. Presented in the Workshop of Digital Humanities Summer School at Oxford University, UK.

    2013. Syntax and semantics of split intransitivity in Japanese: A comparative study of Modern Japanese and Old Japanese. Presented in the 21th International Conference of Historical Linguistics (ICHL 21), Oslo University, Norway.

    2012. A corpus-based study of auxiliary selection in Old Japanese. Presented in the annual conference of Canadian Digital Humanities Society in conjunction with Congress 2012. Waterloo, Canada.

    2012. Development of learning strategies in Third Language Acquisition. Humanities Division Poster Exhibition. University of Oxford, UK.

    2011. Manifestations of split intransitivity in Old Japanese: A corpus-based study. Presented in the 13th International Conference of European Association of Japanese Studies (EAJS), Tallinn University, Estonia.

    2011. Digital humanities: Illustrations and remarks from a linguist’s perspective. St Cross College Colloquium. St Cross College, University of Oxford, UK.

    2011. Split intransitivity in Old Japanese. Presented in the 2011 British Association of Japanese Studies (BAJS) Conference, University of Oxford, UK.

    2010. 「上代日本語における分裂自動詞性について」. Corpus Linguistics Seminar, Osaka University, Japan.

    2007. We share the soul of poetry: A comparison of English, Japanese and Chinese poetry. Jiusan Society Forum. Dalian, China. 

    2006. Best words in the best order: Remarks on poetry analysis. The Third English Forum. Dalian University of Foreign Languages, Dalian, China.

    2006. Word order, relative clauses and causatives in English and Japanese (Section 3: causatives). Presented in the 2006 Otago Linguistic Typology Student Conference. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.