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John C. Wakefield

Dr. John C. Wakefield

Programme Director of Master of Arts in Language Studies and Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature

Phone number3411 2204
Email addressjohncw@hkbu.edu.hk
ORCID number0000-0003-1563-9088

 

Degree(s):

B.A. (UT, Austin), M.A. (UNE, Australia), Ph.D. (HKPolyU)

Research area(s):

Discourse particles; Intonation; Sociopragmatics; Loanwords  

Teaching area(s):

Sociolinguistics; Syntax; Contrastive Analysis of English and Chinese

Taught previously at:

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Selected output(s):

(in press). Intonational Morphology. Springer.

(Editor, 2019). Cantonese as a Second Language: Issues, Experiences and Suggestions for Teaching and Learning. Oxon; New York: Routledge.

(Co-authored with Robert S. Bauer, 2019). The Cantonese Language. In J. C. Wakefield (Ed.), Cantonese as a Second Language: Issues, Experiences and Suggestions for Teaching and Learning (pp. 8–43). Oxon; New York: Routledge.

(2019). Studies in Cantonese Discourse: Two Examples. In C. Shei (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of  Chinese Discourse Analysis (pp. 569–581). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

(Co-authored with Winnie Chor & Nikko Lai, 2019). Condolences in Cantonese and English: What People Say and Why. In B. Peeters, K. Mullan, & L. Sadow (Eds.), Studies in Ethnopragmatics, Cultural Semantics, and Intercultural Communication: Vol. 1. Springer Nature.
 

Current project(s):

English Loanwords in Cantonese: How Their Meanings Have Changed (forthcoming monograph, Hong Kong University Press);
The Syntax of Cantonese Sentence-final Particles (journal article in preparation for Studies in Chinese Linguistics)

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