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Research Expertise of LML Colleagues

Hong Kong has been a natural laboratory for conducting research on various language-contact and cross-cultural phenomena. The use of Cantonese in Hong Kong society and schools since the post-war period is unique among Chinese societies. Cantonese-dominant speakers’ learning and use of English, and myriad contact phenomena between Cantonese and English within school premises and in society offer many opportunities for yielding research insights to inform theory-building in various applied and educational linguistics areas.

 

The vision of the ‘Linguistics and language studies’ research team at EdUHK is to conduct high-quality research on the functioning of human language as a semiotic, meaning-making system, with particular reference to language learning and use in multilingual settings. Collaboration between departments/faculties is strongly encouraged. We aspire to be a major contributor of research insights on language acquisition (English and Putonghua) and inter-cultural communication involving Cantonese, English and (Cantonese-English) mixed code.

 

Highlight of Our Research

 

  1. Digital Humanities in Cantonese
  2. Language Learning and Second Language Acquisition
  3. Language in Society

 

Digital Humanities in Cantonese
Staff NameResearch Interests
Dr CHIN Chi On Andy
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Chinese linguistics
  • Cantonese grammar
  • Linguistic typology
Prof CHEUNG Hin Tat
  • First and second language acquisition
  • Developmental language disorders
  • Corpus-based language studies
  • Childhood bilingualism
Dr KATAOKA Shin
  • The history of grammar and phonology
  • Encoding of space and time in language
  • Lexical borrowing in language contact
  • Conceptual metaphors
  • Language and society
  • Toponymy
Language Learning and Second Language Acquisition
Staff NameResearch Interests
Prof CHEUNG Hin Tat
  • First and second language acquisition
  • Developmental language disorders
  • Corpus-based language studies
  • Childhood bilingualism
Dr CHEN Hsueh Chu Rebecca
  • Experimental phonetics
  • Inter-language phonology
  • Intelligibility and accent studies
  • Perception and production
  • Computer assisted pronunciation learning
Dr LEE Kwing Lok Albert
  • Phonetics
  • Speech prosody
  • Second language acquisition
Dr LUK Pei Sui Zoe
  • Cognitive approaches to grammar and language acquisition
  • Linguistic relativity
  • Construction grammar
Dr MA Qing Angel
  • Second language vocabulary acquisition
  • Research methodology
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Computer assisted language learning
  • Mobile assisted language learning
Dr MAK Ho Yan Sabina
  • Academic discourse socialisation
  • Language teacher belief and cognition
  • Language attitude and identity
  • Second language acquisition
  • Language learning strategies
  • Language teaching pedagogy
Ms MOULIMOIS Alice
  • French studies
Dr WANG Lixun
  • General linguistics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Computer assisted language learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Outcomes-based learning
  • English-Chinese translation studies
  • Multilingual education
Dr XIE Qin
  • Language testing and assessment
  • Curriculum innovation
  • Second/foreign language learner motivation and learning strategies
  • Structural equation modelling
  • Rasch modelling
Language in Society
Staff NameResearch Interests
Dr WANG Lixun
  • General linguistics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Computer assisted language learning
  • Mobile learning
  • Outcomes-based learning
  • English-Chinese translation studies
  • Multilingual education
Dr LEE Fung King Jackie
  • English grammar teaching
  • Language and gender
  • Learning study
Dr LEE Kwing Lok Albert
  • Phonetics
  • Speech prosody
  • Second language acquisition
Dr LIU Fung Ming Christy
  • Understand translation practitioners in the workplace
  • Translation pedagogy
  • Translation practices
Dr XIE Qin
  • Language testing and assessment
  • Curriculum innovation
  • Second/foreign language learner motivation and learning strategies
  • Structural equation modelling
  • Rasch modelling