Hongchen Wu, Ph.D.

Email: mail@wuhongchen.com

Welcome to my personal website.

I just finished my doctoral thesis and graduated with a Ph.D. degree from the beloved Linguistics Department, Stony Brook University in December 2019. My thesis is titled “Quantifier Scope in Mandarin”.

I hold an M.A. degree in Chinese Linguistics from Peking University, a B.A. degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Jilin University and a Chinese Teacher Certificate from Teachers College, Columbia University.

I am interested in Syntax, Semantics, Second Language Acquisition and Computational Linguistics. The languages of investigation are East Asian languages, primarily Mandarin Chinese. My current projects include quantifier scope, polarity item renhe ‘any’, the processing of classifier composition, the syntax-prosody interface of wh-scope, and pre-nominal Mandarin relative clauses.  I’m also getting interested in bilingual education and how a kid acquires language(s) in a household where language code-mixing is very common. 

If you want to discuss something about linguistics or Chinese languages, you may reach me at any time via email. If you don’t  get a prompt reply, feel free to email me again!