Prof. Hongyong LIU

Prof. Hongyong LIU

Assistant Professor
(853) 8822 4050

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北京大学(学士) Bachelor of Arts, Peking University (1998.07)

北京大学(硕士) Master of Arts, Peking University (2001.07)

香港中文大学(博士) Doctor of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2007.12)


Research Interests

Research Interests 研究方向

  • 句法研究 (Syntax)
  • 漢藏語語法研究 (Sino-Tibetan languages)

I am particularly interested in studying syntactic structures of different languages spoken in China, including Mandarin Chinese, Chinese dialects, and  Chinese minority languages.

My theoretical framework is mainly generative. So far, I have investigated Nuosu Yi (Tibeto-Burman), Jingpo (Tibeto-Burman), Ruyuan Mien (Hmong-Mien (Miao-yao)) and Xiangxi Miao (Hmong-Mien(Miao-yao)) by fieldwork.Based on the fieldwork data, I have published several papers with my co-authors on various topics in these languages. Some of the papers are purely descriptive,  while others address more theoretical issues.

Current Research  当前研究

  • 2015年澳門大學科研啟動基金項目:複雜謂詞結構的跨語言比較研究 Start-up research grant: Syntactic Structures of Complex Predicates: Cross-linguistic Perspective (SRG2015-00001-FAH) [Duration: 2015-2018]
  • 2016年澳門大學MYRG項目:漢藏語系語言中量詞型關係從句的句法研究 Multiple-Year Research Grant (Level II): Syntax of classifier-relatives in Sino-Tibetan languages (MYRG2016-00051-FAH) [Duration: 2016-2019]
  • 2017年澳門大學MYRG項目:湘西苗歌的記錄與語言分析Multiple-Year Research Grant (Level II): A linguistic documentation and analysis of Xiangxi Miao songs (MYRG2017-00064-FAH) [Duration: 2018-2020]


Thesis Supervision  论文指导

I would be interested in supervising MAs/PhDs in the areas of:

  • syntactic analysis of Mandarin Chinese
  • syntactic analysis of Chinese dialects
  • syntactic analysis of  Chinese minority languages (Tibeto-Burman & Hmong-Mien (Miao-Yao))
  • languages in contrast between Chinese and the Non-Han languages spoken in China

Some of the MA theses under my supervision include:

  • 《汉语句首数量短语结构的句法分析》(A syntactic analysis of sentence-initial number phrases in Mandarin Chinese)
  • 《宁波方言中的名词性结构》(A study of the nominal structures in the Ningbo Wu dialect)
  • 《湘西凤凰勾良苗语中的宾语共享式连动结构》(Object-sharing SVCs in Xiangxi Fenghuang Gouliang Miao)
  • 《蒙古语和汉语的数范畴的对比研究》(A comparison of the number category between Mongolian and Chinese)
Courses Regularly Taught

Undergraduate courses:

  • Chinese dialectology (CHNB354)
  • Language Analysis and Research (CHNB450)
  • Special Topics in Chinese Linguistics I (CHNB451)

Postgraduate courses:

  • Topics in Theories of Chinese Linguistics (CHIN710)
Awards & Honors

論文Lexicalization of mensural classifiers in Chinese于2015年12月獲廣東省哲學社會科學優秀成果獎論文類二等獎

Selected Publications

Books 学术專著 

  1.  劉鴻勇. 2016.《粵北乳源過山瑤勉語研究》[A study of Iu-Mien Spoken in Ruyuan County of Guangdong Province], 北京:文化藝術出版社。

Book chapters 書內章節

  1. Liu, Hongyong, and Gu Yang. 2011. Nominalization in Nuosu Yi. In Foong Ha Yap, Karen Grunow-Hårsta and Janick Wrona (eds.), Nominalization in Asian Languages, 313-342. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  2. Liu, Hongyong, and Gu Yang. 2012. Frequentative Aspect and Pluractionality in Nuosu Yi. In Xu Dan (ed.), Plurality and classifiers across languages of China, 223-242. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
  3. 劉鴻勇、葉鳳霞. 2017. 汉语定语从句的名物化分析 [A nominalization-based analysis of Chinese relative clauses]. In Sze-wing Tang (ed.), 《汉语“的”的研究》[Studies of the particle De in Chinese], 北京:北京大学出版社,页197-218。

Journal papers 期刊論文

  1. 劉鴻勇、顧陽. 2008. 涼山彝語的引語標記和示證標記 [The reportative and evidential marker in Nuosu Yi],《民族語文》第2期, 16-23。
  2. Liu, Hongyong, and Gu Yang. 2009.  Free and Not-so-free demonstratives in JingpoJournal of East Asian Linguistics 18: 273-295.
  3. Liu, Hongyong. 2012. Lexicalization of Mensural Classifiers in ChineseLinguistics 50 (5): 929-954.
  4. 劉鴻勇、彭國珍. 2012. 漢語的“使動-被動”式領主屬賓結構 (On the Causative-Passive PSPO Construction in Chinese),《廣東外語外貿大學學報》 第4期,11-15。
  5. 劉鴻勇、張慶文、顧陽. 2013. 反復體的語義特徵及形態句法表現 [Semantic properties and morphosyntactic behaviors of the frequentative aspect],《外語教學與研究》第1期,24-35。
  6. 張慶文、劉鴻勇、鄧思穎. 2013. 漢語動詞複數的語義特徵及表現形式 [Semantic properties and forms of verbal plurality in Mandarin Chinese],《現代外語》第3期, 246-253。
  7. 劉鴻勇、李曉、李勝勳. 2013. 涼山彝語差比句的形態句法和語義 [Morphosyntax and semantics of comparatives in Nuosu Yi],《漢藏語學報》第7期,44-53。
  8. Perkins, Jeremy, Lee Seunghun J., Li Xiao, and Liu Hongyong. 2014. An acoustic study of fricated vowels in Nuosu Yi: an exploratory study. Journal of the Korean Society of Speech Sciences 6: 109-115.
  9. Zhang, Qingwen, Cheng Zhenquan, Tang Sze-wing, and Liu Hongyong. 2015. Indefinite Article or Numeral one?–A Study of i5 ‘one’ in ShiposhengInternational Journal of Chinese Linguistics 2(1): 33-56
  10. Liu, Hongyong, and Li Xiao. 2016. On evidentiality in Nuosu YiLanguage and Linguistics 17(1): 113-132.
  11. Liu, Hongyong. 2016. The Emergence of Reduplicative Polar InterrogativesLanguage Sciences 54: 26-42.
  12. 李旭平、劉鴻勇、吳芳. 2016. 湘西苗語中的大稱和小稱標記 [On augmentative and diminutive affixes in the Xiangxi Miao language],《中國語文》第4期,426-437。
  13. 王铭宇、劉鴻勇. 2017. 澳门中学授课语言对澳门大学生语言态度的影响,(The effect of MoI of Macau high schools on Macau university students’ language attitude),《南开语言学刊》(Accepted)
  14. Li, Xiao,  Liu Hongyong, and Seunghun Lee. On the semantics of two types of adjectives in Nuosu Yi. [Manuscript] (Under revision)
  15. Liu, Hongyong. A formal analysis of the Chinese excessive resultative construction.[Manuscript] (under revision)
  16. Li, Xuping, and Liu Hongyong. Derivational and phrasal diminutive markers in Gan Chinese.[Manuscript] (under revision)
  17. 劉鴻勇、赫如意. 涼山彜語和蒙古語關係從句的(内外)名物化分析。(Internal and external nominalization-based analyses of relative clauses in Nuosu Yi and Mongolian) (Submitted)