Introduction to English

He Huang



Huang, He

Associate Researcher of Linguistics,

Institute of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Fudan University

Birthplace: Yixing, Jiangsu Province, China      

Language: Wu Chinese, Mandarin, English, and Japanese


Huang's preferred theoretical framework is variationist linguistics. His research interests fall within the domain of quantitative linguistics, including geolinguistics, language variation & change, and dialectology. He views linguistic variation as a window into the underlying structure of human language and the nature of linguistic knowledge. His research interests specifically focus on:

l  Geolinguistics, sociolinguistics & dialectometry

l  Variation studies (synchronic & diachronic)

l  Quantitative linguistics

l  Communication dynamics

l  Computational social science




Address: Room 242, Environmental Science No. 2 Building, Handan Campus, Fudan University


Short CV:

2020 - present:

Associate ResearcherInstitute of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Fudan University


2017 - 2020:

Lecturer of linguistics, College of Liberal Arts, Shanghai University



Visiting scholar, Department of Linguistics, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium


2015 -2016:

Visiting researcher, Department of Arts, Kyoto University, Japan


2013 - 2017:

Ph. D. in Linguistics, Department of Chinese Linguistics and Literature, Peking University


2010 - 2013:

M. A. in Study of Chinese Classical Texts, School of Humanities, Shanghai Normal University


2006 -2010:

B. A. in Japanese Linguistics and Philology, Tianjin Foreign Studies University


International Academic Society Involvements:

The International Society for Dialectology and Geolinguistics (SIDG)

Korean Association of Chinese Language and Literature


Academic Awards

2019. 09

Innovative Research Award (Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts) Second Prize

Shanghai University


2019.       07

Second class prize of Luo Changpei Linguistics Award (2019, First class prize vacant), Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences


2016.       01

CAIZHAI Prize for scientific research, Peking University

Peking University


2015.       11

GUANGHUA Scholarship

Peking University


2014.       12

Second class prize of Beijing Young Linguistic Scholar Award, Beijing Linguistic Association

Beijing Linguistic Association


2014.       12

Academic Innovation Award

Peking University


Project and Funding

2018.       07:

Geolinguistic Approach to the Language Variation of Piling Wu Dialects (No. 18YJC740027), General Program of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Education


2018.       07:

Geolinguistic Project on the North Wu Dialects, Shanghai Education Bureau


2015.       12:

Geolinguistic study on Yixing dialects by GIS technology (No. CZ201501), CAIZHAI Funding for scientific research, Peking University


Representative Publications:

2018.       06

Multidimensional contact and language diffusion models: A glottogram analysis of the direct address of“grandfather”in the Yixing dialectStudies of the Chinese Language, 2018(3)full passage copied by People University's printed materials, 2018(8)People University


2018.       06:

Exploring the diffusion of linguistic features with reference to the administrative level: An analysis on The Atlas of Suzhou Dialects, Collected Papers on Eastern Asian Geolinguistics , Studies in Asian Geolinguistics, Monograph Series No. 6, 2019


2017.       12:

Mandarinization triggered by the geographical pattern of homonymic collision: A case study of two kinds of melons in Yixing dialect, Essays on Lingusitics(56), 2017, Department of Chinese Linguistics and Literature, Peking University


2017.       04:

The Influence of temperature as a natural factor on language distribution: A case study on the geographical distribution of “shou”and“jiao", Linguistic Sciences Vol. 16(2), 2017, Institute of Languages, Jiangsu Normal University


2019.       12:

Semantic hierarchy and syntactic functions of the demonstratives of Zhangzhu dialect in Yixing city, Jiangsu Province, Bulletin of Language Studies Vol. 24


2019.       06:

Consciousness of dialects and perceptual dialectology: A study on the folk consciousness of dialectal distribution with perceptual map, Korean Journal of Chinese Language and Literature Vol.76, 2019


2019.       05:

A geolinguistic approach to toponymy: A case study on the suffix and variant pronunciations of the toponyms of Yixing, Korean Journal of Chinese Linguistics (81)


2015.       04

The rhyming dictionary of Yixing dialect in 1822: An introduction to the unique copy of Jingyinyunhui(荆音韵汇)Chinese Classics and Culture, 2015(2)


2016.       10:

The affrication of Duan() group in Chinese dialects from the typological perspective, Studies in Language and Linguistics, 2016(1) collaborate with Sheng, Yimin


2016.       10:

Motivations for the de-palatalization in Chinese dialects: Internal and external factors, Sinology Research Vol.34(2) collaborate with Shi, Menghui



A Sociogeolinguistic Approach to Micro-dialectological StudiesA Case Study of Yixing Dialects, 2017, Department of Chinese Linguistics and Literature, Peking University



The Dictionary Jingyinyunhui(荆音韵汇) in 1822the Fossil of the Historical Phonology of Yixing Dialect, Shanghai: Zhongxi Press