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Dr. LI Mingxing

Dr. LI Mingxing

Programme Director of Master of Arts in Language Studies; 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, Mingxing Li, & Xiangrong Shen. (forthcoming). The articulatory properties of apical vowels in Hefei Mandarin. Journal of the International Phonetic Association.

•    Wee, Lian-Hee, & Mingxing Li. (forthcoming). Complexity in the Phonology of Tone. Cambridge University Press.  

•    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.

•    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.

•   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.    

•    Wee, Lian-Hee, & Mingxing Li. 2015. Modern Chinese phonology. Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics, eds., Wang William S.Y., and Chaofen Sun, Oxford University Press, Oxford.  

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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