Academic and Teaching Staff

Prof. HUANG Chu Ren 黃居仁
Chair Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-8526-5520

Scopus Author ID: 22940590100

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Research/Teaching Interests

Areas of Scholarship: Computational Linguistics, Lexical Semantics, Ontology, Corpus Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics, Language Archives

Teaching: Generative Lexicon, Ontology, Linguistic Studies in Computational, Chinese Lexical Semantics, Corpus , Machine , Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) , Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar (GPSG), Introduction to Computational Linguistics


Bio Note

Chu-Ren Huang is a chair professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his PhD in linguistics from Cornell in 1987 and a Docteur Honoris Causa in the humanitties from Aix-Marseille University in 2013. He is a Fellow as well as past president of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities; and a permanent member of the International Committee on Computational Linguistics. Before joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to serve as Dean for the Faculty of Humanities for the past 6 years, he was with Academia Sinica in Taiwan for the past 22 years. In Taiwan, he spearheaded the development of corpus and computational linguistics and introduced several new linguistic theories such LFG, GPSG, and HPSG. He also led the construction of language resources such as CKIP Lexicon, Sinica Corpus, Sinica Treebank, Sinica BOW, Chinese WordNet, and Hantology. He is editor in chief of Lingua Sinica, Cambridge Studies in Natural Language Processing, Frontiers in Chinese Linguistics, Studies in East Asian Linguistics, and The Humanities in Asia. He also serves as associate editor for Journal of Chinese Linguistics and Lexicography, as well as editorial board members for other journals in related areas. His publication includes 25 book or edited volumes, 10 online and 12 licensable language resources, over 180 journal articles or book chapters, and over 430 refereed conference papers. His published books include Ontology and the Lexicon (Cambridge) Computational Linguistics and Beyond (Academia Sinia), A Reference Grammar of Chinese (Cambridge), and Mandarin Chinese Words and Parts of Speech: A corpus-based study (Routledge). His upcoming books and edited volumes include, Routledge Handbook in Chinese Applied Linguistics (Routledge), Computational Processing of the Chinese Language (Cambridge), Digital Humanties: Bridging the Divide (Springer), and Cambridge Handbook of Chinese Linguistics.


Selected Publications

  1. Chen, I-Hsuan., Qingqing Zhao, Yunfei Long, Qin Lu, & Chu-Ren Huang. 2019. Mandarin Chinese Modality Exclusivity Norms. To Appear in PLOS ONE.

  2. Neergaard, Karl D., Chu-Ren Huang, 2019. Constructing the Mandarin phonological network. To Appear in Complexity (special issue), Cognitive Network Science: A new frontier.

  3. Chen, I-Hsuan, Chu-Ren Huang, and Stephen Politzer-Ahles. 2018. Determining the types of contrasts: the influences of prosody on pragmatic inferences. Frontiers in Psychology, section Language Sciences.

  4. Hou, Renkui, Chu-Ren Huang, and Hongchao Liu. 2017. A study on Chinese register characteristics based on regression analysis and text clustering. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory.

  5. Huang, Chu-Ren, and Dingxu Shi. 2016. A Reference Grammar of Chinese. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


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