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(My recent conference presentations can be found in Talks & Presentations. For more details, please refer to my CV.)

Journal Papers

  • Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien. To Appear. Pitch Variability in Spontaneous Speech Production and its Connection to Usage-based Grammar. Journal of Phonetics. (SSCI).
  • Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien. 2025. From sequentiality to schematization: Network-based analysis of covarying collexemes in Mandarin Degree Adverb Constructions. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 21(3). (SSCI).
  • Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien and Tana Dluhošová*. 2023. Concepts in Contexts: Discourse-based Semantic Networks of Ideologies in Taiwan (1945–1949). Asian Studies Review 47(1):173-193. (SSCI).
  • Pei-Wen Huang and Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien*. 2022. Degree adverbs in spoken Mandarin: A behavioral profile corpus-based approach to language alternatives. Concentric: Studies in Linguistics 42(2):285-322. (THCI-Core, Scopus).
  • Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien. 2022. Words, constructions and corpora: Network representations of constructional semantics for Mandarin space particles. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 18(2):209-235. (SSCI).
  • Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien. 2021. Acquisition of L2 collocation competence: A corpus analysis of exclusivity, directionality, dispersion and novel usage. Taiwan Journal of TESOL 18(1): 29-61. (Scopus, THCI).
  • Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien. 2021. Durational Patterns of Recurrent Multiword Combinations in Mandarin Spontaneous Speech Production. Language and Speech. 64(3):742-767. (SSCI/SCIE).
  • Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien*, and Shu-Chuan Tseng. 2019. Prosodic encoding in Mandarin spontaneous speech: Evidence for clause-based advanced planning in language production. Journal of Phonetics 76:1-22. (SSCI).
  • Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien. 2019. Assessing phraseological development in word sequences of variable lengths in second language texts using directional association measures. Language Learning 69(2): 440-477. (SSCI).
  • Su, Hung-Kwan, and Alvin Cheng-Hsien Chen*. 2019. Conceptualization of CONTAINMENT in Chinese: A Corpus-Based Study of the Chinese Space Particles lǐ, nèi, and zhōng. Concentric: Studies in Linguistics 45(2):211-245. (Scopus, THCI).
  • Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien. 2016. A critical evaluation of text difficulty development in ELT textbook series: A corpus-based approach using variability neighbor clustering. System 58:64-81. (SSCI).
  • Dluhošová, Tana and Alvin Cheng-Hsien Chen,2016,〈 台灣戰後初期文學場域重建:數位人文方法的應用與實例分析〉(Reconstruction of Taiwanese Early Post-war Literary Field: A Case Study with the Use of Digital Humanities Method), 《台灣文學學報》(Bulletin of Taiwanese Literature) 27期, 頁153-190. (THCI).
  • Prevot, Laurent, Shu-Chuan Tseng, K. Peshkov, and Alvin Cheng-Hsien Chen. 2015. Processing units in conversation: A comparative study of French and Mandarin data. Language and Linguistics 16(1):69-92. (SSCI, THCI).
  • Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien. 2014. A quantitative corpus-based approach to English spatial particles: Conceptual symmetry and its pedagogical implications. Taiwan Journal of TESOL 11(1): 75-104. (THCI).
  • Lin, You-Jing, Jackson T-S Sun, Alvin Cheng-Hsien Chen. 2011. Non-consonantal velarization in Puxi Horpa (蒲西霍爾語軟顎化的語音對立). Essays in Linguistics (語言學論叢) 45: 187-195.
  • Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien. 2010. A conceptual understanding of bodily orientation in Mandarin: A quantitative corpus perspective. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 6(1). 1-28. (SSCI).
  • Chen, Alvin Cheng-Hsien. 2009. Corpus, lexicon and construction: A quantitative corpus approach to Mandarin possessive construction. International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing 14(3):305-340.
Alvin Cheng-Hsien Chen
Associate Professor

Alvin Cheng-Hsien Chen is a faculty member in the Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University. His research interests include quantitative corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, speech prosody, cognitive linguistics and language learning.