Hilary M. Chappell#

Membership Number:2777
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions

  • Chair Professor in Linguistic Typology of East Asian Languages (= Directeur d’Etudes en typologie linguistique de l’Asie orientale), classe exceptionnelle
  • 2007-2008 Director of the Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur l’Asie Orientale (CRLAO)
  • 2006 Deputy Director of the Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur 1’Asie Orientale (CRLAO)
  • 2005- Appointment as Directeur d’Etudes (1ere classe) at the EHESS affiliated to the research centre CRLAO (= Tenured position as Chair Professor, lst class)
  • 2005 Directeur de recherches, lst class (research professor), CNRS, post held at CRLAO
  • 1987-2005 Reader / Associate Professor at La Trobe University (LTU), Melbourne, Australia
  • 1997, 2004 Chair, Department of Linguistics

Fields of Scholarship

  • Typology of Sinitic languages
  • Grammaticalization

Honours and Awards

  • 1978 University Medal for First Class Honours degree in Linguistics (Australian National University)
  • 1979 Australian Govemment Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award (= 3-year scholarship for doctoral studies)
  • 1985-1986 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany (held at the University of Cologne)
  • 1987-1988 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship, USA (held at the University of Southern California and the University of California at Santa Barbara)
  • 1999 Chiang Ching-Kuo Senior Scholar Award (a one-year fellowship)
  • 2008 ERC Advanced Grant for period 2009-2013 "The hybrid syntactic typology of Sinitic languages"
  • 2015-2017 Appointment as a ‘High-level foreign specialist’ (高端外国专家) to Shanghai Jiao Tong University (awarded by the Ministry of National Education in China) - one-month lecture visits to China each year.

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