Hsu-Te Cheng

Lecturer, Chinese LanguageJohnny Cheng

Modern Languages Building, 320

Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10:00 - 12:00



About Me

 I received my B.A. from National Taiwan Normal University, majoring in English Languages and Literatures and an M.A. in Linguistics from the same university. I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of Connecticut in 2013. From 2013-2016, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at University of Connecticut. I joined the Emory faculty in 2016.

 Research Areas

-       Syntactic theories

-       East Asian syntax

-       Chinese Linguistics

-       Chinese Pedagogy

-       Syntax-Semantics Interface

My research areas include syntactic theories, East Asian syntax, Chinese linguistics, and Chinese pedagogy. I have explored various topics in theoretical syntax, including the nominal structures of Chinese, the theory of Argument Ellipsis, the proper treatment of Ga/No Conversion in Japanese, the theory of A-not-A questions in Chinese, and more recently, the interaction between (3rd) tone sandhi rules in Chinese and its application to Chinese teaching.