Ke Zou, Ph.D. Faculty Profile

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Ke  Zou, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of English

Dr. Ke Zou teaches courses in linguistics and TESOL and is currently serving as the Coordinator of M.A. Graduate Program in TESOL.

Syntax, Morphology, Language Universal, and Language Diversity

  • Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of Southern California
Spring Semester 2023
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
ENGL 10922College Writing LabTU12:30PM1:20PMRO-0119Hayward Campus
ENGL 35101Modern English GrammarTTH10:00AM11:40AMMB-2515Hayward Campus
ENGL 35102Modern English GrammarTTH3:15PM4:55PMWEB-SYNCHOnline Campus

“Diachronic Verb Movements in Chinese” American International Journal of Social Science (2013), Vol. 2 (8): 77-85.

“An Inductive Approach to English Grammar Teaching” Papers in Applied Language Studies (2008), Vol. 12, 1-18.

“An Inductive Approach to English Grammar Instruction” Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching (2006), Beijing, China; Beihang University, and Hong Kong: Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

“Verb-Noun Compounds” Southwest Journal of Linguistics (2003), Vol. 22, 109-129.

“Verb-Noun Compounds and Definiteness Effect” Proceedings of the 14th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (2002), Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona.

“Verb Reduplication and (In)definiteness Effect” Proceedings of the 12th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (2000), San Diego, California: San Diego State University.

“The Hybrid of the Passive and Causative Constructions” Proceedings of the 11th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (1999), Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University.

"Directional Verb Movement" Proceedings of the 10th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (1998), Vol. 2: 353-360. Stanford, California: Stanford University.

"The BA-construction: a morpho-syntactic analysis" Symposium Series of the Institute of History and Philology: Morphology & Lexicon (1997), Vol 3: 525-561. Taiwan, Republic of China: Academia Sinica.

"Alienable and Inalienable Objects in the Passive Construction" Proceedings of the 9th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (1997), Vol. 1: 428-443. Victoria, Canada: University of Victoria.

"Unergative and unaccusative verb compounds" Proceedings of the 31st Mid-America Linguistics Conference (1996), Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas.

"Resultative Verb Compounds and Non-Personal Subjects" Proceedings of the 8th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (1996), Urbana-Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois.

"The Syntax of the BA-Construction: A Minimalist Approach" Proceedings of the 25th Western Conference on Linguistics (1995), Prince George, Canada: University of Northern British Columbia.

"The Negation of the BA-Construction" Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Chinese (1995), Vol. 1: 471-483. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin.

"Directional verb-compounds" Proceedings of the 30th Conference of Chicago Linguistic Society (1994), Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago.

"Resultative V-V compounds" Proceedings of the MIT Morphology-Syntax Connection Workshop (1994), Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT.

"The Syntax of the Chinese BA-construction" Linguistics 31 (1993), 715-736. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

"Preverbal and postverbal objects in the BA-construction" Proceedings of the 23rd Western Conference on Linguistics (1993), Seattle, Washington: University of Washington.

"Specificity effects in the NP-movement and wh-extraction" Proceedings of the 22nd Western Conference on Linguistics (1992), Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona.

"Wh-in-situ, absorption and fusion" Proceedings of the 27th Mid-America Linguistics Conference (1992), Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri.

"Wh-in-situ and specificity effects in the noun phrase" Proceedings of the 21st Western Conference on Linguistics (1991), Vancouver, Canada: Simon Fraser University.

"Two types of noun phrases and nominal structures" Proceedings of the 20th Western Conference on Linguistics (1990), EL Paso, Texas: University of Texas.

"Assimilation as spreading in Kolami" Proceedings of the 25th Mid-America Linguistics Conference (1990), Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas.

"Empty operator movement and `parasitic' gaps in English" Proceedings of the 24th Mid-America Linguistics Conference (1989), Cedar Falls, Iowa: University of Northern Iowa.

"The that-trace effect in the English relative clause" Proceedings of the 23rd Mid-America Linguistics Conference (1988), Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma.

"The deictic meaning of `come' and context" Foreign Language (1985), 56-60. Guangzhou, China: Guangzhou Foreign Language Institute Press.

"Conversion between the English transitive & intransitive verbs" Foreign Language (1984) 9-15. Guangzhou, China: Guangzhou Foreign Language Institute Press.

"An analysis of the English interrogative sentence" The Learned Journal of Jiangxi Normal University (1984), 95-97. Nanchang, China: Jiangxi Normal University Press.

“Lexicalization of NP in Contemporary Chinese” The 2014 conference “China and the West: cross-linguistic perspectives” (April 12, 2014), Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China.

“Diachronic Verb Movement in Chinese” The Arizona Anthropology and Linguistics Symposium (May 10, 2008), University of Arizona.

“An Inductive Approach to English Grammar Instruction” Keynote speech at the 7th International Symposium on Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching (August 8, 2006), Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

“Causative and Non-Causative BA-Constructions” The 77th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (January 4, 2003), Atlanta, Georgia.

"The Causative BA-construction" The 2002 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (October 5, 2002), California State University, Los Angeles.

“V-N Compounds and Definiteness Effect” The 2002 Northwest Linguistics Conference (April 6, 2002), Simon Fraser University, Canada. 

“Two Types of Verb-Noun Compounds” The 76th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (January 4, 2002), San Francisco, California.

"Verb-noun compounds" The 2001 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (October 29, 2001), University of New Mexico.

"Verb-noun compound as head movement" The 2001 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (January 5, 2001), Washington, D.C.

“The Diachronic Verb Movement” The XIII International Conference on Historical Linguistics (August 12, 1997), Duesseldorf, Germany.

"The syntax and morphology of the passive construction" The 71st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (January 2, 1997), Chicago, Illinois.

"Referentiality effects and Resultative Verb Compounds" The Symposium on Referential Properties of Chinese Noun Phrases, (June 25, 1996), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

"On double objects in the BA-construction" The 3rd International Conference on Chinese Linguistics (July 14, 1994), City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

"Directional verb-compounds and NP objects" The 6th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (May 14, 1994), University of Southern California.

"V-V compounds and the BA-construction in Chinese" The 68th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (January 8, 1994), Boston, Massachusetts.

“Specificity effects, Subject-object Asymmetry & Left Branch Condition” The 28th Mid-America Linguistics Conference (October 15, 1993), Boulder, Colorado: University of Colorado.

"Negation structure and adverbial distribution" The 2nd International Conference on Chinese Linguistics (June 20, 1993), The Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and the Université de Paris VII, Paris, France.

"A hypothesis-testing approach to English syntax" The 2nd International Conference on Teacher Education in Second Language Teaching (March 15, 1993), City University of Hong Kong.

"The syntax and morphology of the Chinese BA-construction" The 67th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (January 8, 1993), Los Angeles, California.

"Against the initial association in Sierra Miwok" The 18th Minnesota Conference on Language and Linguistics (October 25, 1992), University of Minnesota.

Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Grant, California State University, East Bay, 1999-2003, 2006-2008.

Faculty Professional Activities Award, California State University, East Bay, 2000-2003.

Internationalization Grant, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1997-1998.

Conference Travel Grant, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1994-1998.

Affirmative Action Faculty Development Grant, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1996-1997.

Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Grant,

California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1991-1994.

Summer Chair of the English Department, CSUEB, 2014-2016.

University Tenure and Promotion Committee Member, CSUEB, 2013–2014, 2015-2016.

College Tenure and Promotion Committee Member, College of letters, Arts and Social Sciences, CSUEB, 2009–2010, 2019-2020.

Tenure and Promotion Committee Member, Department of English, CSUEB, 2011–2013, 2014–2015, 2018-Present.

Member of Graduate Programs Subcommittee of Committee on Instruction and Curriculum, CSUEB, 2015–Present.

Member of Writing Skills Subcommittee of Committee on Instruction and Curriculum, CSUEB, 2015– Present.

Assessment Committee Member, College of letters, Arts and Social Sciences, CSUEB, 2014–2016.                           

University Planning and Budget Committee Member, CSUEB, 2008–2009.

Member of University Committee on Budget and Resource Allocation, CSUEB, 2008–2009.

Lecturers’ Evaluation Committee Member, English Department, CSUEB, 2002–2007, 2017-2021.

University Research Committee Member, CSUEB, 2001-2003.

University Basic Skills Requirements Appeals Committee Member, CSUEB, 1998-2000.