I completed my MA in Applied Linguistics from The University of Hong Kong in 2019 and my BA in Bilingual Studies from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2016. Before joining the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies as a PhD student, I worked as a research assistant in HKU and EdUHK for three years, focusing on language teachers’ development and English language curriculum enhancement. My research interests include second/third language acquisition, pronunciation teaching and learning, and discourse analysis.
I am a PhD student in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies. Both my B.A. (SHU) and M.A. (HKUST) degrees are in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. I worked as a Research Assistant in Chilin (HK) Ltd before joining LML in 2021. My research interests are Lexical Semantics, Corpus Linguistics, Social Linguistics and Language Education.
1. Tsou, B. K., Yip, K. F., & Ji, Y. X. (2021, June 26). 何處是粵語口語和書面語語料的分水嶺——從LIVAC談起 Where is the dividing line between spoken and written Cantonese data source: from the LIVAC perspective [Paper presentation]. 21th Work Shop on Cantonese (WOC-21), The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
2. Yip, K. F., Tsou, B. K., & Ji, Y. X. (2020, December 11-12). 漢語動詞虛化初探：港澳京三地同中之異 A preliminary study on metaphorization of Chinese verbs: the variation among Hong Kong, Macau and Beijing [Paper presentation]. The Annual Research Forum of the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (ARF 2020), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
3. Ji, Y. X., & Tsou, B. K. (2020, December 11-12). A cross-cultural study of apology strategy: focus on Chinese second language learners [Paper presentation]. The Annual Research Forum of the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (ARF 2020), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
4. Tsou, B. K., Chow, K. P., Lee, J., Yip, K. F., Ji, Y. X., & Wu, K. (2020). Bilingual multi-word expressions, multiple-correspondence, and their cultivation from parallel patents: The Chinese-English case. In the Proceedings of 34th PACLIC Workshop on Multiword Expressions in Asian languages, 589-602.
I completed my M.Sc. in Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh in 2015. Before joining the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies as a PhD student, I worked as a lecturer at KIMEP University, Kazakhstan. My research interests are language choice and language use in multilingual settings, language ideology, language and identity.
1. Kucherbayeva, D. (2020, August 17-18). Is code-switching an effective pedagogical strategy? [Paper presentation]. 2nd International Scientific and Practical Internet Conference “Integration of Education, Science and Business in Modern Environment: Summer Debates”, Dnipro, Ukraine.http://www.wayscience.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2nd-Conference-Summer-Debates.pdf.
I have been a PhD student in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies since 2020. I received my Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature at Northeastern University, China, in 2016. I then completed my Master’s degree in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Northeastern University, China, in 2019. My research interests include multimodal discourse analysis, language and identity, and English language teaching.
I am a PhD student in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies. I completed my M.A. degree in Yunnan University. Prior to studying my doctoral degree, I have 4-year working experience in teaching Chinese and Japanese. My research interests include second/third language acquisition, multilingualism, experimental phonetics, and perception/production of L2/L3.
I completed my MA in English Language Education from EdUHK and obtained my BA in Mainland China with a major in English. Prior to being a PhD student, I have eight-year working experience serving as an IELTS speaking teacher and worked as a research assistant in EdUHK for three years. My research interests include phonetics and phonology, second/third language acquisition, and computer-assisted pronunciation teaching and learning.
1. Tian, J. X. (2021, January 8-10). Effects of online explicit form-focused and acoustic-based self-learning instructions on English /ɪ/ [Paper presentation]. Hong Kong Continuing Professional Development Hub for University English Teachers, Hong Kong.
2. Tian, J. X., & Chen, H. C. (2020). A comparison of English intonation patterns produced by Chinese English learners and native speakers. In Lo, Chin-cheng (Ed.). Breeze and rain: Papers in honor of Professor Raung-fu Chung on the occasion of his retirement (pp. 1-28). Taipei: Crane.
3. Chen, H.C., & Tian, J. X. (2020). Development and evaluation of corpus-aided English pronunciation teaching approach for pre-service teachers in Hong Kong. Interactive Learning Environments, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/10494820.2020.1753217.
4. Chen, H. C., & Tian, J. X. (2020). Using a corpus-aided pronunciation instruction on Mandarin tones training for Cantonese learners. Taiwan Journal of Chinese as a Second Language, 21, 65-97.
Before being a PhD student in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies of EDUHK in 2021, I completed the MATESOL programme and then worked as a Research Assistant at the same department. My research interests include corpus linguistics, English for academic purposes, data-driven learning, and computer-assisted language learning.
1. Yan, J., & Ma, Q. (2021, July 13-16). Within disciplinary conventions to report citations in ELT Research and student problems: A corpus-based study on Parallel EAP Corpora [Paper presentation]. Corpus Linguistics 2021, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
2. Yan, J., & Ma, Q. (2021, July 7-9). Reporting verbs for citation practices: A corpus-based study on academic writing in English language teaching [Paper presentation]. International Conference on Technology-enhanced Language Learning and Teaching & Corpus-based Language Learning and Teaching 2021, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
I obtained my BA in 2020 from The University of Shenzhen, where I took a specialized interest in Chinese-English interpreting. I then studied for my MA and trained for three years to become an interpreting practitioner at Shanghai International Studies University. My interest gradually shifted towards research in linguistics, and in 2023, I joined the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies. Currently, my research interests include academic discourse and language assessment.