English Language and Communication Studies

Prof. WEE Lian Hee

HongKong English; Sound Patterns of New Englishes; Syntax-Phonology Interface (how sentence structures interact with prosody); Prosodic Phonology; Linguistic Theory; Optimality Theory

Dr. Hiroko ITAKURA

Language and Gender; Pragmatics; Discourse Analysis; Contrastive Rhetoric

Dr. Winnie CHOR

Cognitive Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Language Change (from a grammaticalization perspective), Functional Approaches to Comparative Grammar, Semantics and Discourse- Pragmatics

Dr. LI Mingxing

Phonology, Phonetics, Speech Perception, Second Language Acquisition, Chinese Dialects

Dr. John WAKEFIELD

English Intonation; Cantonese Sentence-final Particles; Contrastive Analysis of English and Chinese Grammar; Cross-cultural Studies of Sociopragmatic Knowledge

 

Professor WEE Lian Hee 黃良喜教授

Associate Dean of Arts, Programme Director of Master of Arts in Language Studies and Associate Professor
文學院副院長、語言研究文學碩士課程主任、副教授

Research areas:

Hong Kong English; Sound Patterns of New Englishes; Syntax-Phonology Interface (how sentence structures interact with prosody); Prosodic Phonology; Linguistic Theory; Optimality Theory

Representative publications:

v  Wee, Lian-Hee (2016) Tone Assignment in Hong Kong English. Language , vol.92.2:e112-132.

v  Wee, Lian-Hee and Winnie H.Y. Cheung (2015) "The Chinese-English Instructor 's Lesson for Hong Kong English." In Yuchau E. Hsiao and Lian-Hee Wee (eds.) Capturing Phonological Shades within and across Languages . Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 342-388.

v  Wee, Lian-Hee (2014) "Casual Speech Elision and Tone Sandhi in Tianjin Trisyllabic Sequences." International Journal of Chinese Linguistics , vol. 1.1:71-95.

v  Uyechi, Linda and Lian-Hee Wee (eds) (2009) Reality Exploration and Discovery: Pattern Interaction in Language and Life . Stanford: CSLI Publications. xii+414 pp.

v  Wee, Lian-Hee (2008) Phonological Patterns in the Englishes of Singapore and Hong Kong. World Englishes, vol.27.3/4:480-501.


Biography of Professor WEE Lian Hee
http://eng.hkbu.edu.hk/people/academic-staff/professor/wee-lian-hee/

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Dr. Hiroko ITAKURA

Associate Professor 副教授

Research areas:

Language and Gender; Pragmatics; Discourse Analysis; Contrastive Rhetoric

Representative publications:

v  "Evaluation in academic discourse: Managing criticism in Japanese and English book reviews" (with Amy B. M. Tsui). Journal of Pragmatics 43 (2011), 1366-1379.

v  "Gender and professional communication: The role of feminine style in multilingual workplaces." In: W. Cheng and K. C. C. Kong (eds.) Professional communication: Collaboration between academics and practitioners (pp. 71-92). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2009.

v  "Attitudes towards masculine Japanese in multilingual professional contexts of Hong Kong: Gender, identity, and native-speaker status." Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 29 (6) (2008), 467-482.

v  "Gender and conversational dominance in Japanese conversation" (with Amy B. M. Tsui). Language in Society 33 (2004), 223- 248.

v  Conversational Dominance and Gender. Amsterdam: John Benjamins (Pragmatics & Beyond Series 89), 2001.


Biography of Dr. Hiroko ITAKURA
http://eng.hkbu.edu.hk/people/academic-staff/associate-professor/itakura-hiroko/

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Dr. Winnie O.W. CHOR
左靄雲博士

Assistant Professor 助理教授

Research areas:

Cognitive Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Language Change (from a grammaticalization perspective), Functional Approaches to Comparative Grammar, Semantics and Discourse- Pragmatics

Representative publications:

v  Chor, Winnie (to appear). Directional Particles in Cantonese: Form, Function, Grammaticalization. John Benjamins.

v  Chor, Winnie, Yap, Foongha, and Wong, Tak-sum. (to appear). Chinese Interrogative Particles as Talk Coordinators at the Right-Periphery A Discourse-Pragmatic Perspective. Journal of Historical Pragmatics 17(2).

v  Chor, Winnie (2015). Epistemic modulations and speakers stance in Cantonese conversations. In M. Harvey and A. Antonia (eds.) The 45th Australian Linguistic Society Conference Proceedings 2014 , 104-130. Published by the University of Newcastle. Distributed by the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS).

v  Wong, Percy, Chor, Winnie, and Li, Eden (2015). Changed tones in Cantonese kinship terms. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Yue Dialects , 142-155. Jinan University Press.

v  Yap, Foongha and Chor, Winnie (2014). Epistemic, Evidential and Attitudinal Markers in Clause-medial Position in Cantonese. In E. Leiss and W. Abraham (eds.) Modes of Modality: Modality, Typology and Universal Grammar , 219-60. John Benjamins Publishing Company.


Biography of Dr. Winnie CHOR
http://eng.hkbu.edu.hk/people/academic-staff/assistant-professor/chor-oi-wan-winnie/

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Dr. Mingxing LI
李明興博士

Assistant Professor 助理教授

Research areas:

Phonology, Phonetics, Speech Perception, Second Language Acquisition, Chinese Dialects

Representative publications:

v  Li, Mingxing; Zhang, Jie. (2017). Perceptual distinctiveness between dental and palatal sibilants in different vowel contexts and its implications for phonological contrasts. Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, 8(1), 18. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/labphon.27

v  Wee, Lian Hee; Li, Mingxing. 2015. Modern Chinese phonology. In Wang, William S-Y; Sun, Chaofen (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

v  Wee, Lian Hee; Li, Mingxing. 2014. Review on Modern Linguistics by Baoya Chen. Yuyanxue Luncong [Essays on Linguistics] Vol 49, 274-290. Peking: Commercial Press.

v  Li, Mingxing. 2012. The phonetics of neutral tone in Loudi Chinese. In Lu, Jilun; Wang, Jialing (eds.) Hanyu Qingsheng de Youxuanlun Fenxi [An Optimality-theoretic Account of Neutral Tone in Chinese Dialects]. Tianjin Daxue Chubanshe.

v  Li, Mingxing; Zhang, Shuang; Li, Kun; Harrison, Alissa; Lo, Wai-Kit; Meng, Helen. 2011. Design and collection of an L2 English corpus with a suprasegmental focus for Chinese Learners of English. In Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong, Aug. 1721, 2011.


Biography of Dr. Li Mingxing
http://eng.hkbu.edu.hk/people/academic-staff/assistant-professor/li-mingxing/

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Dr. John WAKEFIELD
莊域飛博士

Programme Director of B.A. (Hons) in English Language & Literature and B.Ed. (Hons) in English Language Teaching and Assistant Professor 英國語言文學及英語教學教育學士(榮譽)學位課程主任、助理教授

Research areas:

English Intonation; Cantonese Sentence-final Particles; Contrastive Analysis of English and Chinese Grammar; Cross-cultural Studies of Sociopragmatic Knowledge

Representative publications:

v  Wakefield, J. C. (forthcoming). Intonational Morphology . Springer.

v  Wakefield, J. C., & Itakura, H. (2017). English vs. Japanese Condolences: What People Say and Why. In A. Capone & V. Parvaresh (Eds.), Interaction Around the Event of Death . Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

v  Wakefield, J. C. (2014). The forms and meanings of English rising declaratives: Insights from Cantonese. Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 42 (1), 109149.

v  Wakefield, J. C. (2013). When Cultural Scripts Collide: Conflicting Child-rearing Values in a Mixed-culture Home. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 42(4), 376392.

v  Wakefield, J. C. (2012). A floating tone discourse morpheme: The English equivalent of Cantonese lo1. Lingua, 122 (14), 17391762.


Biography of Dr. John WAKEFIELD
http://eng.hkbu.edu.hk/people/academic-staff/assistant-professor/wakefield-john/

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