- School of Modern Languages
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, language pedagogy and language technologies.
- Stony Brook University, Ph.D. in Linguistics
- Peking University, M.A. in Chinese Linguistics
- Jilin University, B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature
- 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
- Language Acquisition
- CHIN-1002: Elementary Chinese II
- LING-2100: Intro to Linguistics
- LING-3100: Apps of Linguistics
- Processing of the Mandarin polarity item renhe ‘any’
In: Language and Linguistics [Peer Reviewed]
Date: September 2021