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Dr. LI Mingxing

Dr. LI Mingxing

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

Phone number3411 5135
ORCID number0000-0003-3441-5004



B.A. (TJNU), M.A. (TJNU), M.Phil. (CUHK), Ph.D. (KU)

Research area(s):

Phonology; phonetics; speech perception; second language phonetics/phonology; Chinese languages

Teaching area(s):

Introduction to linguistics; phonetics and phonology; language acquisition and language learning; language typology and language change 

Selected output(s):

  1. Wee, Lian-Hee, & Mingxing Li. 2023. Complexity in the Phonology of Tone. Cambridge University Press.   
  2. Li, Mingxing, & Jie Zhang. 2023. The interplay between psychoacoustic perception and L1-specific perception in evaluating the distinctiveness of sound pairs. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, EL 3 (4), 045201-045207.
  3. Kong, Huifang, Shengyi Wu, Mingxing Li, & Xiangrong Shen. 2023. The articulatory properties of apical vowels in Hefei Mandarin. Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 
  4. Li, Mingxing. 2021. The typology of sibilant place contrasts in the high-front vowel context across Chinese dialects. Journal of East Asian Linguistics, 30, 387–438.
  5. Li, Mingxing, & Jie Zhang. 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, 1–27. 
  6. Wee, Lian-Hee, & Mingxing Li. 2015. Modern Chinese phonology. In William S-Y Wang & Chaofen Sun (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics, pp. 474–489. Oxford: Oxford University Press.  

Current project(s):

As Principal Investigator
Hong Kong Baptist University, Faculty Research Grant (FRG) Category II [FRG2/17-18/076]: Perceptual Basis of Language Typology: An Experimental Study of Syllable-final Consonants. HK$149,360 (US$19,000). Aug. 1, 2018 – Jan. 31, 2020. 

As Collaborative Investigator 
The National Social Science Fund of China [18BYY215]. Chinese English Learners’ Accent Intelligibility Core and Its Visualization Applications. (PI: Dr. Hu CHEN, Zhejiang Gongshang University). June 21, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2021. CNY¥200,000 (US$29,300).

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