Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a professor of linguistics at Beijing language and culture University and my book is contributed by the leading experts who are working on syntactic cartography. All the papers are based on the presentations and talks in the first international workshop on syntactic cartography which was held in BLCU and the participants of which are from 20 countries of the world.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Studies on Syntactic Cartography. Many articles and book are inspiring in editing it. But the direct reason was the first international workshop on syntactic cartography held in 2015 in Beijing.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. Basically i am following a strict and general way to write my academic books and try to make it logical and rigorous.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Professor Noam Chomsky, Professor Luigi Rizzi, Professor C. T. James Huang’s books are definite very much inspiring for my writing.
What are you working on now?
Syntactic cartographic approach related studies
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Please try to make my book exposed to the ones who are working in formal linguistics, syntax or related fields.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Try to make your own contribution in theory or in methodology, and make your presentation more scientific and logical.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Make your own contribution to the field.
What are you reading now?
many books on syntax and generative linguistics.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am writing another book introducing syntactic cartography and also I am editing the second volume of Syntactic Cartography based on the IWSC 2017.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Syntactic Structures written by Chomsky, Feynmen’s lectures on physics, and Tao of physics.
Author Websites and Profiles
Fuzhen Si Website