Hui Shi

Department of Chinese

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Office: B347

Office Hour for Spring 2023:
Mon-Wed14.30 pm -15.30 pm or by appointment

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Areas of expertise
Chinese as a Second Language Pedagogy; Chinese Construction Grammar; Gender and Language; Gender Socialization; Metaphor; Digital Media and Language; Corpus Linguistics; Quantitative Methods using R


Heidi Hui Shi (Shí Huì 石慧) obtained her Ph.D. specializing in Chinese Linguistics from the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon, USA  in June 2021.

She also holds a B.A. in International Economics and Trade from Southeast University (Nanjing, China), an M.A. in International Studies and East Asian Studies from Sogang University (Seoul, South Korea), and another M.A. in Linguistics from University of Oregon (Eugene, USA).

Since March 2022, she has been working as a University Lecturer of Chinese at the School of Language and Translation Studies at the University of Turku, Finland.

From 2015 to 2021, she served as a Graduate Employee (GE) of UO, where she taught Chinese and Korean language courses across proficiency levels and two linguistics content courses: (1) East Asian Languages and Societies and (2) Chinese/Japanese/Korean Pedagogy.

From 2009 to 2015, she taught Chinese at various language institutes in Seoul, South Korea.


As a linguist, she looks forward to contributing to the study of Chinese language and culture in the US, EU, and beyond. By doing so, her research focuses on facilitating Chinese language and culture instruction through accelerating the exchange of quality scholarship, expertise, and teaching materials. In particular, her study aims to bridge the gap between theoretical research and in-field Chinese teaching and learning. From a usage-based approach, she explores the interaction between Chinese language phenomena and cognition to provide an empirical basis for teaching and learning the language. She is also dedicated to the study of online neologisms and social labels in the digital age, which is an angle to explore the interaction between language and human social well-being. 

As a summary, Dr. Shi’s current research interest lies in Chinese as a Second Language Pedagogy, Chinese Construction Grammar, Gender and Language, Gender Socialization, Metaphor, Digital Media and Language, Corpus Linguistics, and Quantitative Methods using R.

Her language areas include Mandarin Chinese, Korean and English.


Currently, at the UTU Department of Chinese, Dr. Shi teaches:

1. Chinese language courses (Basic and Intermediate Levels)

2. Chinese linguistics content courses (Chinese grammar, language variation, Interaction and communication in Chinese, language politics and reforms)


Last updated on 2023-28-01 at 01:24