The HK PolyU-PKU Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics, a collaborated Research Centre by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Peking University, was founded in 2009.
The Centre is devoted to research and applications in the area of Chinese Linguistics, especially in Modern Chinese Linguistics. The major research objectives include (but are not limited to) Chinese syntax, semantics and pragmatics, Chinese dialect studies (focusing on dialectal grammar), Chinese information processing, Chinese corpus information retrieval, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (focusing on pedagogical grammar), development of language teaching and instructional materials for elementary and high schools, and researches in standardizing Chinese language. The main focus of the Centre is conducting academic research based on the aforementioned research topics (including applications of joint research projects to MOST in China and HK government), while at the same time jointly enhancing further development for postgraduate research students from both institutions in the relevant disciplines (such as Chinese philology, Chinese language processing, advanced professional certificate in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, and continuing education for high school language teachers and instructors)
The Centre has established offices at both Peking University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The office at Peking University is named “The PolyU-PekingU Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics, Peking University”; while at the HK PolyU “The PolyU-PekingU Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University”.