Ping Li

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Ping Li (Chinese: 李平; pinyin: Lǐ Píng) is a Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Information Sciences and Technology at Pennsylvania State University. He specializes in language acquisition, focusing on bilingual language processing in East Asian languages and connectionist modeling.[1] Li received a B.A. in Chinese linguistics from Peking University in 1983, an M.A. in theoretical linguistics from Peking University, a Ph.D. in psycholinguistics from Leiden University and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in 1990, and completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Center for Research in Language at the University of California, San Diego and the McDonnell-Pew Center for Research in Cognitive Neuroscience in 1992. Li has been employed at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1992–1996), the University of Richmond (1996–2006), and Pennsylvania State University (2008–present), and he has also served as a Visiting Associate Professor at Hong Kong University (2002–2003), an Adjunct Professor at the State Key Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning at Beijing Normal University (2000–present), as well as Program Director for the Perception, Action, and Cognition Program and the Cognitive Neuroscience Program at the National Science Foundation (2007–2009).[2]

Li is also President-Elect of the Society for Computers in Psychology and one of the four chief editors of Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Cambridge University Press.[3][4]

Selected publications[edit]

Li, Ping and Yashuhiro Shirai, Y. (2000) The acquisition of lexical and grammatical aspect. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.[5]


  1. ^ "Ping Li's Homepage". Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ping Li's CV" (PDF). Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Society for Computers in Psychology:SCiP Officers (Accessed Nov 2011)
  4. ^ Cambridge University Press - Bilingualism: Language and Cognition (Accessed Nov 2011)
  5. ^ Weist, Richard M. (January 01, 2003). PING LI & YASUHIRO SHIRAI, Y., The acquisition of lexical and grammatical aspect. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2000. Pp. 261. Journal of Child Language, 30, 1, 237-251.

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