Jingqi Fu

Professor of Chinese, Department co-chair

Jingqi Fu


Jingqi Fu is a Professor of Chinese at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, USA. She has obtained her B.A., in French from the Beijing Institute of Languages (1982); Nouveau Doctorat in linguistics from Université de Paris III (1986) and Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of Massachusetts (1994). Her research interests are in Chinese and Bai syntax, syntax-morphology interface, typology and language documentation. Most recently her work focusses on the grammar of Bai Dialects based on her fieldwork in Yunnan and preservation of Bai Dialects and Culture. She has published in a number of journals and book volumes, including Journal of Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Les Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale, Minzu Yuwen (Minority Languages), and Linguistic Sciences. She co-authored a recent book Chinese Ethnic Minority Oral Traditions: a Recovered Text of Bai Folk Songs in a Sinoexenic Script, Cambria Press and co-edited New Studies in Space and Quantification in Languages of China, Springer, 2014. She is a Research Associate at the Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur Asie-Orientale, CNRS-l’EHESS. At St. Mary’s College, she runs the Chinese Program and the St. Mary’s-Fudan Exchange Program. She has been teaching Chinese language and linguistics.

Areas of Research Specialization

  • Linguistics, language documentation, second language acquisition

Areas of Teaching Specialization

  • All levels of Chinese, topic courses in China's ethnic minorities, study tour in China, introduction to linguistics


  • Ph.D. in Linguistics at UMass, Amherst, 1994