De Bao XU, PhD (許德)Prof. Xu

Distinguished Professor of Chinese

University of Macau

Leonard C. Ferguson Chair Professor, Emeritus

Office: W33, G040

Office Ext.: (853) 8822 4023


Professor De Bao Xu is Distinguished Professor of Chinese at Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau and Leonard C. Ferguson Chair Professor, Emeritus from the U.S. Authored and co-authored 11 books, published over 80 articles and papers, and chief-edited and collaborated 45 internationally organized monographs, books and issues, professional journals, and paper collections, he is well-known in theoretical linguistics, Chinese linguistics, and computer assisted Chinese language learning. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of Contemporary Linguistic Theory Series (since 1997), editor-in-chief of Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching (since 2010), editor-in-chief of Series of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in the United States (since 2012), and the Chair of Standing Committee (President) of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching Association ( since 2000).

Went to college at age of 27 due to the Cultural Revolution, he received a combined education of the East and the West. He got his BA in Chinese Language and Literature from Taiyuan Teachers College in 1982, MA in traditional Chinese Linguistics (Zhang Taiyan & Huang Kan School) from Beijing Normal University in 1985, and MA and PhD in Chomsky’s Theoretical Linguistics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989 and 1992, respectively. Before joining the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at University of Macau in January 2015, he was Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor, Leonard C. Ferguson Chair Professor, and Chairperson of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at Hamilton College from 1991-2014. After 30 years of teaching and researching in the United States including 23 years of working experience in the first tiered liberal arts education, he was appointed as Founding College Master of Ma Man Kei and Lo Pak Sam College in August 2016.

許德寶,澳門大學人文學院中國語言文學系特聘教授、美國漢密爾頓大學倫納德C. 弗格森講座教授,是理論語言學、中國語言學以及計算機輔助語言學習等領域的知名學者,共出版學術專著11種(獨著/合著),發表專業論文80餘篇,主編和撰寫國際範圍內合作的專著系列、學術書籍、專業期刊和專業論文集45種之多;現為《當代語言學理論叢書》主編 (自1997年起)、美國《科技與中文教學》期刊主編 (自2010年起) 、《美國科技與中文教學系列》主編 (自2012年起)、美國科技與中文教學學會常任理事會主席(,自2000年起)等。

由於文化大革命,許教授於27歲才進學院攻讀學位,但有興接受東西方結合的教育,於1982年在太原師範學院獲漢語言文學學士學位,1985年在北京師範大學獲傳統(章黃學派)漢語語言學碩士學位,同年赴美留學,分別於1989年及1992年在美國伊利諾大學厄巴納-香檳分校獲得理論(喬姆斯基)語言學碩士和博士學位。2015年加入澳大人文學院之前,曾任美國漢密爾頓大學東亞語言文學系助理教授、副教授、教授、 系主任和倫納德C.弗格森講座教授(1991-2014)。在美國教學和研究30年以後,其中包括23年一級博雅學院的教學經驗,許教授於2016年8月出任澳門大學馬萬祺羅柏心書院創院院長。