Hongchen Wu

Assistant Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Email Address:
hwu480@gatech.edu
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Overview

Personal Pronouns:
she/her

Hongchen Wu joined the School of Modern Languages as an Assistant Professor 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, language pedagogy, and language technologies.

Education:
  • Stony Brook University, Ph.D. in Linguistics
  • Peking University, M.A. in Chinese Linguistics
  • Jilin University, B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature
Awards and
Distinctions:
  • Undergraduate Sustainability Education Innovation Grants 2023
  • Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: 2023 CIOS Award
  • Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Fall 2023 Honor Roll
  • Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Spring 2023 Honor Roll
  • Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Fall 2022 Honor Roll
  • Atlanta Global Studies Center Title VI NRC awards (two funded projects, 2022-2023)
  • Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Summer 2022 Professional Development Award
  • Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Spring Semester 2022 CIOS Honor Roll
  • Student Recognition of Excellence in Teaching: Fall Semester 2021 Class of 1934 Honor Roll
Areas of
Expertise:
  • Language Acquisition
  • Linguistics Interface
  • Prosody
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Speech Technologies
  • Syntax

Interests

Research Fields:
  • Chinese
  • Linguistics
Geographic
Focuses:
  • Asia (East)
Issues:
  • Language Acquisition
  • Syntax
  • Technology

Courses

  • CHIN-1002: Elementary Chinese II
  • CHIN-3003: Intermediate Chinese III
  • CHIN-3021: Chinese Society and Culture I
  • CHIN-3022: Chin Society& Culture II
  • LING-2100: Intro to Linguistics
  • LING-3100: Apps of Linguistics
  • ML-2500: Think Globally, Act Locally: An Introduction to Cross-Cultural Studies

All Publications

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Conferences