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Mingxing LI

Dr. Mingxing LI

Associate Programme Director of Master of Arts in Language Studies and Assistant 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):

Kong, Huifang; Wu, Shengyi; Li, Mingxing. 2019. The frication property of apical vowels in Hefei Chinese and its perceptual enhancement account. Yuyan Yanjiu [Studies in Language and Linguistics] 39(1), 23 – 33. 

Qi, Haifeng; Li, Mingxing. 2018. A research on the variation of glide /u/ in Hekouhu with ancient Xie Zhi Shan Zhen She in Donggang dialect. Kaihen. Tokyo: Kobun Shuppansha. 

Li, Mingxing. 2018. Phonological typology and perceptual distinctiveness: place contrasts of fricatives and affricates. Proceedings of the 13th Phonetics Conference of China (PCC2018), Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, Nov 10–11, 2018. 

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: (July 18, 2017) 

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.  

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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