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date: 29 January 2020

(p. xi) About the Editors

(p. xi) About the Editors

Prof. William S-Y. Wang is Director of the Joint Research Center for Language and Human Complexity at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Academician of Academia Sinica in Taiwan. He founded the Journal of Chinese Linguistics at Berkeley in 1973, and continues to be its editor. He was the Inaugural President of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics, founded in 1992. His writings have appeared in many specialized journals as well as in general publications, including Nature, PNAS, American Scientist, and Scientific American. He has held various appointments in China, India, Italy, Japan, and Sweden.

Prof. Chaofen Sun is Professor at the East Asian Languages and Cultures and Chinese program coordinator, Stanford University and was Yangtze Scholar at Beijing Language and Culture University. His areas of scholarship are in morphosyntactic changes in the history of Chinese, sociolinguistics and Chinese syntax. He has done extensive research on Chinese historical linguistics, functional linguistics and Chinese language education. (p. xii)