Hongchen Wu

Assistant Professor

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  • School of Modern Languages
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Hongchen Wu joins the School of Modern Languages as an Assistant Professor of Chinese, with a focus on Linguistics, in August 2021. She is interested in syntax, semantics, second language acquisition, computational linguistics, and syntax-prosody, syntax-semantics interface of languages.

Recent publications and conference presentations explore topics such as quantifier scope in Mandarin, processing of polarity items, Syntax-Semantic-Prosody interface of Mandarin wh-scope and how native speakers of English and Korean acquire Chinese negative markers differently.  Moving forward, Dr. Wu seeks to further explore linguistic interfaces, language acquisition, and language pedagogy.

For Fall 2021, she teaches CHIN 1002 UA Elementary Chinese II and LING 3100 Applications of Linguistics. 

  • Stony Brook University, Ph.D. in Linguistics
  • Peking University, M.A. in Chinese Linguistics
  • Jilin University, B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature
Areas of
  • Chinese Linguistics
  • Linguistics Interface
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Syntax


Research Fields:
  • Chinese
  • Linguistics
  • Language Acquisition
  • Syntax
  • Technology