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Prof. LIU, Meichun  (劉美君)

 

1993                Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Colorado at Boulder          

                       Advisor: Prof. Barbara Fox (student of Prof. Sandra A. Thompson)

                       Dissertation topic: Discourse, Grammar, and Grammaticalization: Synchronic and Diachronic

                       Analysis of the Mandarin Adverbial Markers Jiu and Cai.

1993                Certificate in Cognitive Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

1987                M.A. in Linguistics, Ohio University

1984                B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2010,15           NCTU Outstanding Teaching Award 國立交通大學傑出教學獎

2014                NCTU Excellent Teaching Award 國立交通大學優良教學獎

2013                NCTU Distinguished Academic Book Publication Award 國立交通大學優良學術專書獎勵

2013                NCTU Distinguished Journal Publication Award 國立交通大學優良期刊論文獎勵

2006,08,11       LST Thesis of the Year Award, Linguistics Society of Taiwan台灣語言學學會論文佳作獎

2006, 08           LST Thesis of the Year Award, Linguistics Society of Taiwan台灣語言學學會論文佳作獎

2007-11            Pursuit of Excellency Research Grant Award

2006-08            NCTU Research Award 國立交通大學傑出研究獎勵

2001                 Premium Advisor Award 國立交通大學傑出導師獎         

2000                 Excellent Undergraduate Thesis Advisor Award 國科會指導大專計畫傑出研究創作獎

  

Department Head

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-B7717
Phone: (852) 3442 8722
Fax: (852) 3442 0360
Email: meichliu@cityu.edu.hk
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Research Interests

  • Functional Syntax
  • Lexical Semantics
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Cognitive Linguistics

Teaching Interests

Functional approaches to syntax, Lexical semantics, cognitive semantics, Contrastive study of English and Chinese, Chinese linguistics, From linguistics to Translation

Last updated: 07 May 2019

Professor Meichun Liu received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1993. Before joining the Department of Linguistics and Translation, City University of Hong Kong as the Head in August 2015, she taught in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Chiao-Tung University (NCTU) since 1994 and was promoted to the rank of Professor of Linguistics in 2002. Between 2003 and 2006, she was the Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature of NCTU. In 2007-08, she was the Director of NCTU Library. In 2013-14, she was the Coordinator of the Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language Certificate Program. She was also a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Linguistics, University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Visiting Scholar at the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University.

Professor Liu has won a number of significant awards in teaching and research, including the NCTU Excellent Teaching Award (2014), NCTU Distinguished Academic Book Publication Award (2013), LST Thesis of the Year Award, Linguistics Society of Taiwan (2011), Pursuit of Excellency Research Grant Award (2007-2011), NCTU Outstanding Teaching Award (2009-10). She has also served as the External Reviewer, Hong Kong Research Grant Council (2011-14), LST Board Member (2010-11), Section Editor, International Journal of Computational Linguistics & Chinese Language Processing (2009-13), as well as reviewer for a number of academic journals, such as Journal of Pragmatics, Language and Linguistics, and Language.

Research Grants (as Principal Investigator)

Research Grants from University Grants Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong

2017-20

 

Teaching & Learning Grant – HK$3,398,646

Teaching & Learning Grant – Meeting the Challenge of Teaching and Learning Language in the University: Enhancing Linguistics Competence and Performance in English and Chinese (Project Leader of sub-component #2: Enhancing grammatical competence: making sense of English and Chinese – HK$849,900)

 Research Grants from City University of Hong Kong

2019-21

Applied Research Grant – HK$249,984

A Personalized Chinese Conversational Agent in Life Setting: integrating frame-based semantic model with deep learning

2019-20

Teaching Development Grant – HK$239,950

The IDEAL Research Model for Linguistic Inquiry: a DEC-based, interactive and innovative guide

2018-20

Strategic Research Grant – HK$100,000

The Frame-based Constructional Approach to Verbal Semantics: Placement Verbs and the Augmentation of Mandarin VerbNet

2018-19

Knowledge Transfer Grant - HK$200,000

EnGenius” – Designing and Implementing a Game-based Language Acquisition and Evaluation Package for Hong Kong Primary School Students

2017-19

Strategic Research Grant – HK$100,000

An Empirical Study of Placement Verbs in Chinese: Integrating Lexical Semantics, Brain Potentials, and Corpus Annotation

2017-18

Contract Research – HK$60,000

Assessment Package for GENUS - English Reading Program for Underprivileged Children

2018

Capacity Building Grant – HK$35,000

Mandarin Verbs and the Construction of Mandarin VerbNet: A Linguistically-motivated and Empirically-verified Approach to Verbal Semantics

2016-18

Strategic Research Grant – HK$99,980

From Caused Motion to Spatial Configuration: What is Unique about Mandarin PL Verbs

2016-18

Startup Grant for Professor – HK$533,600

Lexical Semantics of Spatial Configuration Verbs

2017

Teaching Start-Up Grant – HK$99,995

Exploring the Unexplained: How to Make Sense of Chinese and English

2016-17

Teaching Development Grant – HK$179,518

The MERIT Study Kit for Large Classes: Student-oriented, Dynamic and Interactive System

2016-17

Research Grant Writing Fund – HK$110,650

Language and the Aging Brain: Spatial-motional Coding, Understanding and Processing

 

Research Grants from Taiwan MOST 臺灣科技部:

2014-15    Construction of the Mandarin VerbNet: Spational Configuration verbs.

中文動詞詞彙語意網的建構:空間配置動詞的詞彙及構式研究

103-2410-H-009-022-MY3; TW$2,675,000

2012-14   Construction of the Mandarin VerbNet: Semantic Frames of Motion Verbs,

中文動詞詞彙語意網建構:移動動詞的語意類型研究

101-2410-H-009-038-MY2; TW$2,268,000

2010-12  Cross-categorical Interaction: a frame-based study of verbs of judgment and social interaction.

中文動詞詞網跨類研究:溝通評論動詞及社交互動動詞語意架構分

99-2410-H-009-067-MY2; TW$1,561,000

1996        A Pilot Study on Mandarin Verb Classes and Alternations

               中文動詞的句式變換及語意類型初探  85-2418-H-009-003

1995        Conceptual Basis and Catergorial Structure: A Study of the Mandarin V-R Compounds a Radial                Category

               中文動補複合詞之概念基礎及範籌結構   84-2411-H-009-005

Selected Publications (in recent 6 years)

Books

Kit, Chunyu and Meichun Liu (Eds.). 2018. Frontiers of Empirical and Corpus Linguistics《实证和语料库语言学前沿》. Beijing: China Social Sciences Press.

Liu, Mei-chun. 2014. Making Sense of English Writing《英文寫作有訣竅:三句話翻轉英文寫作困境》. Taipei: Linking Publishing Co.

Liu, Mei-chun. 2012. Making Sense of English《英文文法有道理:重新認識英文文法概念》. Taipei: Linking Publishing Co.

Liu, Mei-chun. 2002. Mandarin Verbal Semantics: A Corpus-based Approach. Taipei: Crane Publishing Co.

Journal Articles

Sun, Weiwei, Yufei Chen, Xiaojun Wan and Meichun Liu. 2019. Parsing Chinese sentences with grammatical relations. Computational Linguistics, 45.1, 95-136. (SSCI index) 

Liu, Meichun and Juiching Chang. 2019. From caused motion to spatial configuration: placement verbs in Mandarin. Language and Linguistics 20.2, 180-224. (SSCI index)

Liu, Meichun and Mingyu Wan. 2019. 中文动词及分类研究:中文动词词汇语义网的构建及应用. Lexicographical Studies (辞书研究), Vol. 2, 42-60.

Liu, Meichun. forthcoming. Semantic-to-Morphological Sequencing: Constraints on Mandarin Serial Motion Predication. To appear in Journal of Chinese Linguistics. (SSCI index)

Wan, Mingyu and Meichun Liu. in preparation. Does linguistics help? - A practice on supervised word sense disambiguation of Chinese polysemous emotion verbs with frame-based constructional features. Paper to be submitted to Natural Language Engineering. (SSCI index)

Wan, Mingyu and Meichun Liu. 2018. Supervised word sense disambiguation with frame-based constructional features: A pilot study of fán煩 “to annoy/be annoying/be annoyed”. International Journal of Knowledge and Language Processing 9.2: 33-46

Liu, Meichun and Xiran Yang. under review. The pragmatics of Chinese-emoji in computer-mediated communication. Paper submitted to Journal of Pragmatics. (SSCI index)

Yang, Xiran and Meichun Liu. in preparation. The form, meaning, and functionality of emoji. Paper to be submitted to Visual Communication. (SSCI index)

Frajzyngier Zygmunt, Meichun Liu and Yingying Ye. under review. Reference system in Mandarin. Paper submitted to Folia Linguistica. (SSCI index)

Liu, Meichun. 2017. The form-function mapping principles in Chinese grammar: a morpho-constructional approach. International Chinese Language Education 2.2: 61-75.

Liu, Meichun. 2016. Emotion in lexicon and grammar: lexical-constructional interface of Mandarin emotional predicates. Lingua Sinica 2.4. (ERIH Plus, Springer Open Access)

Liu, Meichun, Chia-yin Hu, Hsin-shan Tsai and Shu-ping Chou. 2015. The proto-motion event schema: integrating lexical semantics and morphological sequencing. Journal of Chinese Linguistics 43.2: 503-547. (SSCI and AHCI index)

劉美君. 2015. How to make sense of Chinese? - start with Chinese function words (如何理解中文語法–從功能詞說起). Journal of Chinese Language Teaching (華語文教學研究) 12.3: 31-52. (TSSCI/THCI Core)

Liu, Mei-chun and Che-wei Chang. 2015. A lexical-constructional approach to verbal semantics: the case of Mandarin ‘hang’ verbs. International Journal of Knowledge and Language Processing 6.4: 1-20.

劉美君. 2015. 誰來解惑: 如何理解中文語法. The World of Chinese Language (華文世界) 115: 61-65.

Liu, Mei-chun and Chia-yin Hu. 2013. Free alternation? a study on grammatical packaging of excessive predication in Mandarin Chinese. Language and Linguistics 14.1: 47-90. (SSCI and AHCI index)

Book Chapters

Liu, Meichun. forthcoming. Emotion predication in Chinese. In Handbook on Language and Emotion (Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (HSK) series), eds. by Gesine Lenore Schiewer, Jeanette Altarriba and Bee Chin Ng. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton. (A* publisher)

Liu, Meichun. forthcoming. Semantic annotation and Mandarin verbal lexicon. In Chinese Language Resources: Data Collection, Linguistic Analysis, Annotation and Language Processing (Text, Speech and Language Technology Book Series, a special ICL/CKIP volume), eds. by Chu-Ren Huang, Shu-Kai Hsieh and Peng Jin. Springer Publishing. (A* publisher)

Liu Meichun and Jui-ching Chang. 2018. Placement verbs in Chinese and English: language-specific lexicalization patterns. In Chinese Lexical Semantics, eds. by Jia-fei Hong, Qi Su, and Jiun-Shiung Wu, 454-466. Springer Publishing (A* publisher).

Liu, Meichun. 2018. A frame-based morpho-constructional approach to verbal semantics (框架为本,构式为用-基于语料库实证的汉语动词语义分析与分类). In Frontiers of Empirical and Corpus Linguistics《实证和语料库语言学前沿》, eds. by Chunyu Kit and Meichun Liu. China Social Sciences Press.

Liu, Meichun and Jui-ching Chang. 2016. Semantic annotation for Mandarin verbal lexicon: A frame-based constructional approach. In Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP), eds. by Minghui Dong, Yuen-Hsien Tseng, Yanfeng Lu, Liang-Chih Yu, Lung-Hao Lee, Chung-Hsien Wu and Haizhou Li, 30-36. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Liu, Meichun and Chang, Rui-Ching. 2015. Semantic Profile as a Source of Polysemy: Insight from the Spatial-Configurational Verb fàng in Mandarin. In Chinese Lexical Semantics, eds. by Lu, Qin and Helena Hong Gao, pp. 24-32. New York: Springer International Publishing.

Liu, Meichun. 2015. Tense and Aspect in Mandarin Chinese. The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics. Ch. 21, pp. 274-289, edited by William S-Y. Wang and Chaofen Sun. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.

Liu, Meichun and Rui-Ching Chang. 2015. Re-defining Locative Inversion in Mandarin: A Lexical-constructional Approach. In Proceedings of the 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-27), Vol. 2, eds. by Hongyin Tao et al., pp. 439-461. University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Liu, Meichun and Chang, Chun (2012). The degree-evaluative construction:grammaticalization in constructionalization, in Newest Trends in the Study of Grammaticalization and Lexicalization in Chinese, edited by Janet Zhiqun Xing, 115-148. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter Co.

Liu, Mei-chun. 2010. Emergence of the indefinite article: discourse evidence for the grammaticalization of YIGE in spoken Mandarin. In From Ideational to Interpersonal: Perspectives from Grammaticalization. Amserdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Co.

Liu, Mei-chun. 2003. Motion, Direction and Spatial Configuration: a lexical semantic study of ‘HANG’ verbs in Mandarin. In Motion, Direction and Location in Languages: In Honor of Zygmunt Frajzyngier, eds. by Erin Shay and Uwe Seibert, 177-187. Amserdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Co.

Liu, Mei-chun. 2002. Verbs of Surface Contact in Mandarin: A Lexical Semantic Study. In Form and Function: Linguistic Studies in Honor of Shuanfan Huang, eds. by Lily I-wen Su, Chinfa Lien and Kawai Chui, 275-304. Taipei: Crane Publishing Co.

Liu, Mei-chun. 2000. Reciprocal Marking with Deictic Verbs COME and GO in Mandarin. In Reciprocals: Forms and Functions, eds. by Z. Frajzyngier and T. Curl, 123-132. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Co.

Liu, Mei-chun. 1999. Lexical Meaning and Discourse Patterning: the Case of Mandarin BUILD. In Cognition and Function in Language, eds. by B. Fox and D. Jurafsky, , 181-199. Stanford: CSLI Publications.

Conference Proceedings

High-impact refereed Computational Linguistics Proceeding Papers

Lei, Wenqiang, Yuanxin Xian, Yuwei Wang, Qian Zhong, Meichun Liu and Min-Yen Kan. 2018. Linguistic properties matter for implicit discourse relation recognition: combining semantic interaction, topic continuity and attribution. In Proceedings of the 32nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-18), pp.4848-4855. Louisiana: AAAI Press.

Lei, Wenqiang, Xuancong Wang, Meichun Liu, Ilievski Ilijia, Xiangnan He and Min-Yen Kan. 2017. SWIM: A simple word interaction model for implicit discourse relation recognition. In Proceedings of the 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp.4026-4032. Melbourne: AAAI Press.

Lee, John, Meichun Liu, Chun Yin Lam, Tak On Lau, Bing Li and Keying Li. 2017. Automatic difficulty assessment for Chinese texts. In The Companion Volume of the IJCNLP 2017 Proceedings: System Demonstrations, 45-48. Taipei, Taiwan.

Conference Papers

Xue, Wenting and Meichun Liu. 2019. The processing constraint of complement coercion in Chinese. Poster accepted by The Fifteenth International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-15). Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, August 6-11.

Yang, Jiaming and Meichun Liu. 2019. How metaphor and metonymy are used in Chinese and English ceramic discourse?. Poster accepted by The Fifteenth International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-15). Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, August 6-11.

Liu, Meichun and Mingyu Wan. 2019. 「吃」的语义分类探究. Paper accepted by The 20th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop. Beijing, China, June 28-30.

Liu, Meichun and Yingying Ye. 2019. Referential instructions in Mandarin noun phrases: bare nominal construction vs. prenomial modification. Paper accepted by The 20th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop. Beijing, China, June 28-30.

He, Tianqi, Meichun Liu and Hongfeng He. 2019. A corpus-based study: delimiting Mandarin Carry and Hold Verbs by constrasting 拿and 握. Paper accepted by The 20th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop. Beijing, China, June 28-30.

Lin, Qiduo and Meichun Liu. 2019. Verbs of Take Away. Paper accepted by The 20th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop. Beijing, China, June 28-30.

Liu, Meichun and Qian Zhong. 2019. How to denote temporal relation implicitly: a corpus-driven study. Paper accepted by the 5th International Conference on Linguistics and Language Studies (ICLLS 2019). Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong, June 25-26.

Zhong, Qian, Meichun Liu, Yinxuan Zhang and Zhe Xu. 2019. Does peer training help in peer review: a case study of Chinese junior secondary school students?. Paper accepted by the 5th International Conference on Linguistics and Language Studies (ICLLS 2019). Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong, June 25-26.

Liu, Meichun and Yingying Ye. 2019. “Ask-Me-Why”-an interactive and innovative online grammar tutor for English learners. Paper accepted by ELTU Conference: Alternative Approaches to English Language Learning and Teaching. Chinese University of Hong Kong, May 27-28.

He, Tianqi, Meichun Liu and Hongfeng He. 2019. From verb to noun: category shift mechanisms of Chinese VV nominals. Paper accepted by The 27th Annual Conference of International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-27). Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan, May 10-12.

Liu, Meichun and Yingying Ye. 2018. Semantic constraints on Mandarin prenominal constructions-a corpus based study. Paper presented at The 11th Cross-Strait Symposium on Modern Chinese Language. Chinese University of Hong Kong, December 7-8.

Xue, Wenting and Meichun Liu. 2018. Self-paced reading analysis of Chinese complement coercion: eventive vs. entitive complement nominals. Paper presented at LSHK Annual Research Forum 2018. City University of Hong Kong, December 1.

Liu, Meichun and Jui-ching Chang. 2018. Placement verbs in Chinese and English: language-specific lexicalization patterns. Paper presented at 19th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW 2018). National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan, May 26-28.

Wan, Mingyu and Meichun Liu. 2018. Supervised word sense disambiguation with frame-based construction features: the case of polysemous emotion verbs. Paper presented at 19th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW 2018). National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan, May 26-28.

Liu, Meichun and Yingying Ye. 2018. The prenominal construction: a corpus-based study of Mandarin head-final noun phrases. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics. University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, May 4-6.

Li, Bing, Meichun Liu, Hsu Wen Huang and Xiran Yang. 2018. An empirical study of verbal semantics in Chinese: evidence from behavioural and neuropsychological approaches. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, May 4-6.

Xue, Wenting and Meichun Liu. 2018. Chinese complement coercion: evidence from real-time sentence processing. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA, May 4-6.

Lee, John, Meichun Liu, Chun Yin Lam, Tak On Lau, Bing Li and Keying Li. 2017. Automatic difficulty assessment for Chinese texts. Paper presented at the 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP2017). Taipei, Taiwan, November 27-December 1.

Yang, Xiran and Meichun Liu. 2017. Outside and within verbal text: the form, meaning, and functionally of emoji. Paper presented at International Systemic Functional Congress (ISFC2017). University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, July 17-19. 

Liu, Meichun and Yingying Ye. 2017. Re-defining the Chinese grammatical markers le and guò: a morpho-constructional perspective. Paper presented at Third International Conference on Linguistics and Language Studies (ICLLS2017). Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC, June 29-30.

Liu, Meichun and Jui-ching Chang. 2017. From placement to positioning-spatial configuration verbs in Mandarin. Paper presented at 25th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-25). Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, June 25-27.

Yang, Xiran and Meichun Liu. 2017. The grammar of Chinese multimodal text: investigating Chinese-emoji concurrence in computer-mediated communication. Paper presented at 25th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-25). Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, June 25-27.

Liu, Meichun and Jui-ching Chang. 2017. Cognitive-linguistic variation in placement verbs: a cross-linguistic comparison of Mandarin and English. Paper presented at AFLiCo 7-Discourse, Cognition & Constructions: Implications & Applications. The University of Liège, Liège, Belgium, May 31-June 3.

Liu, Meichun and Qian Zhong. 2017. A theory of discourse ties-implicit semantic interactions between clauses. Paper presented at International Linguistics Association Annual Conference. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC, May 26-28.

Liu, Meichun, Jiayu Chen and Yingying Ye. 2017. What is encoded in Chinese bare nouns? -referential functions of bare nouns in Chinese discourse. Paper presented at International Linguistics Association Annual Conference. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC, May 26-28.

Liu, Meichun. 2017. When verb and construction meet: an interactive approach to Chinese verbal semantics. Paper presented at the 18th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW2017). Leshan Normal University, Sichuan, PRC, May 18-20.

Liu, Meichun. 2017. How to make sense of Chinese?. Paper presented at Workshop on Learning & Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC, April 21.

Liu, Meichun and Jui-ching Chang. 2016. Semantic annotation for Mandarin verbal lexicon: a frame-based constructional approach. Paper presented at the 20th International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP), Tainan, Taiwan, November 21-23.

Liu, Meichun. 2016. 他有著一雙大眼睛: a constructional account. Paper presented at Syntax and Semantics in China, SSiC (第五屆句法語義論壇). Tongji University, Shanghai, PRC, October 28-30.

Liu, Meichun. 2016. Lexical semantics of spatial configuration verbs. Paper presented at the 3rd Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference. Beihang University, Beijing, PRC, October 21-23.

Liu, Meichun. 2016. A function-based constructional approach to teaching Chinese grammar. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Chinese as a Second Language Research. East China Normal University, Shanghai, PRC, August 19-21.

Liu, Mei-chun and Jui-ching Chang. 2015. Re-defining locative inversion in Mandarin: a lexical-constructional approach. Paper presented at the 27th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-27). University of California, Los Angeles, April 3-5.

Liu, Mei-chun and Che-wei Chang. 2015. A lexical-constructional approach to verbal semantics: the case of Mandarin ‘hang’ verbs. Paper presented at the 16th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW-16). Beijing Normal University, Beijing, May 9-10.

Hu, Yun-ting and Mei-chun Liu. 2014. A framed-based constructional study of the polysemic dài in Mandarin. Paper presented at the 5th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Lancaster University, Lancaster, July 29-31.

Liu, Mei-chun and Shu-ping Chou. 2014. Semantic profile in an event chain: the cross-categorial verb in Mandarin Chinese. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the IACL & the 26th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. University of Maryland, Maryland, May 2-4.

Tsai, Hsin-shan and Mei-chun Liu. 2013. Specifying path in Mandarin motion event: a study of route markers. Paper presented at the 25th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-25). University of Michigan, Michigan, June 21-23.

Liu, Mei-chun, Yu-wen Chen and Chia-yin Hu. 2013. Semantic prominence in the interpretation of locative role: the case of chū-lái/chū-qù. Paper presented at the 21th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-21). National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, June 7-9.

Liu, Mei-chun, Yu-wen Chen, Hsiao-yung Ni and Wei-chin Chang. 2012. A study of semantic-to-morphological sequencing of Mandarin motion verbs. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-20). The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, August 29-September 2.

Liu, Mei-chun, Shu-ping Chou, Hisao-Yung Ni and Chung-hao Tang. 2012. Conceptual prototype of motion verbs in Mandarin Chinese. Paper presented at the 4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference. King’s College London, London, July 10-12.

Liu, Mei-chun, Chia-yin Hu, Hsin-shan Tsai and Shu-ping Chou. 2012. The proto-motion event schema in Mandarin Chinese. Paper presented at the 24th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics. The University of San Francisco, San Francisco, June 8-10.

Liu, Mei-chun, Chia-yin Hu, Hsiao-Yung Ni and Shu-ping Chou. 2012. Frame-based semantic coercion in Mandarin motion predicates. Paper presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse. Nanyang Technology University, Singapore, June 10-12.

Corpus construction and technichal reports

Mandarin VerbNet: http://verbnet.lt.cityu.edu.hk/#/      PI: Meichun Liu

Grammar Tutor: https://grammar.lt.cityu.edu.hk           PI: Meichun Liu

Invited Speeches

2019/01

Invited speaker, “語言學家貢獻的兩個小錢:「中文動詞語意網」及「語法問問我」 The two cents of a linguist: Mandarin VerbNet and Ask-me-Why”,第八屆兩岸華文教師學術研討會暨第十一屆世界華語文教學研究生學術研討會,魯東大學,中國山東

2019/01

Invited speaker, “融合“框架-構式”語意匹配模型及深度學習的人機對話優化系統”,阿里巴巴國際UED-香港城市大學聯合工作坊,中國杭州

2018/10

Invited speaker, “Can Linguistic help?-Mandarin VerbNet and Word Sense Disambiguation”, 人工智能與語言學的發展研討會, East China Normal University, Shanghai, PRC.

2017/12

Keynote speaker, “The Chinese Mind: what can Chinese tell us about grammar?”, The 12th International World Chinese Language Teaching Symposium, National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, December 14-20.

2017/11

Invited speaker, “When syntax and semantics meet: a morpho-constructional approach to Chinese grammar”, The 6th Symposium on Recent Advances in Chinese Syntax and Semantics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, November 25-27.

2017/11

Invited speaker, “Mandarin VerbNet: a frame-based constructional approach”, International Workshop on Language Resource Construction: Theory, Methodology, and Applications (语言资源构建—理论、方法与应用国际研讨会), Peking University, Beijing, China, November 5-6.

2017/05

Keynote speaker, “The Chinese batch: what can Chinese tell us about grammatical reconstruction?”, International Conference on the Ancestry of the Languages and Peoples of China (“漢語的祖先”中外語言學家前沿對話), Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, May 30-31.

2017/05

Keynote speaker, “The Chinese mind: what can Chinese tell us about grammar?”, The 62nd Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association, City University of Hong Kong, China, May 26-28.

2017/05

Keynote speaker, “When verb and construction meet: an interactive approach to Chinese verbal semantics”, The 18th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop (CLSW2017-第18屆漢語詞彙語義學國際研討會), Sichuan Normal University, China, May 18-20.

2017/04

Invited speaker, “How to make sense of Chinese?-a non-English biased view”, Workshop on Learning & Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, City University of Hong Kong, April 21.

2015/12

Invited speaker, “Emotion verbs in Chinese and English”, 浙江大學高層學術論壇, School of International Studies, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, December 18.

2015/01

Invited speaker, “誰來解惑:如何理解中文語法?”, 第七屆世界華語文教學研究生論壇, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China, January 25.

2015

Invited speaker, “Verb, construction, and eventive inference”, The CKIP 30th Anniversary Workshop on Chinese Lexicon, Taipei

2013

Invited speaker, “The grammar of Chinese: a functional perspective”, Stanford Confucius Institute Symposium, Stanford University, USA

2013

Invited speaker, “Approaches to functional syntax”, NSC Seminar on Functional Syntax, National Chengchi University, Taipei

2012

Invited speaker, “How to teach English grammar”, ETA Annual Conference

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