Zhong Chen

Assistant Professor
Department of Modern Languages & Cultures
College of Liberal Arts
Rochester Institute of Technology

Research Areas: Psycholinguistics, Compututational Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics

Chinese Name: 陈钟
Email: z.chen at rit.edu
Phone: (585) 475-6917
Office: 3179 Eastman Building
18 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623



Journal Articles

2015. Jiwon Yun, Zhong Chen, Tim Hunter, John Whitman and John Hale, Uncertainty in processing relative clauses across East Asian languages. Journal of East Asian Linguistics, 24-2, pp. 113-148 [Cornell Chronicle] [Faculty of Language Blog]

2015. Barbara Lust, Suzanne Flynn, Janet Cohen Sherman, James Gair, Charles Henderson, Claire Cordella, Jordan Whitlock, Sarah Mancuso, Zhong Chen, Aileen Costigan and Alex Immerman. Reversing Ribot: Does regression hold in language of prodromal Alzheimer’s disease? Brain and Language, 143, pp. 1-10 [Cornell Chronicle]

2015. Lena Jäger, Zhong Chen, Qiang Li, Chien-jer Charles Lin and Shravan Vasishth, The subject-relative advantage in Chinese: Evidence for expectation-based processing. Journal of Memory and Language.79-80, pp. 97-120

2013. Shravan Vasishth, Zhong Chen, Qiang Li and Gueilan Guo, Processing Chinese relative clauses: Evidence for the subject-relative advantage. PLoS ONE. 8(10): e77006.

Book Chapters

2012. Zhong Chen, Lena Jäger, and Shravan Vasishth, How structure-sensitive is the parser? Evidence from Mandarin Chinese. In B. Stolterfoht and S. Featherston (Eds.). Empirical approaches to linguistic theory: Studies of meaning and structure, pp. 43-62. Studies in Generative Grammar, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin.

2010. Zhong Chen and John Hale, Deforesting Logical Form. In C. Ebert, G. Jäger and J. Michaelis (Eds.). The Mathematics of Language. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence #6149. pp. 13-28. Springer, Heidelberg.


2014. Zhong Chen. Animacy in sentence processing across languages: An information-theoretic prospective.. Ph.D. dissertation, Cornell.

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Teaching at RIT


Recent Talks and Posters

2016. Zhong Chen, Proactive interference in anaphoric dependency resolution: Evidence from Chinese. Poster presented at The 29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processinge (CUNY 2016), University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, March 3-5.

2015. Zhong Chen, The role of animacy information in expectation-based comprehension. Poster presented at The 21st Architectures & Mechanisms for Language Processing Conference (AMLaP 2015), University of Malta, Valletta, Malta. September 3-6.

2015. Zhong Chen, Structural and non-structural expectations in Chinese sentence comprehension.Talk given at The 3rd East Asian Psycholinguistics Colloquium (EAPC3), University of Potsdam, Germany. August 31.

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