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Prof. WEE Lian Hee

Prof. WEE Lian Hee

Professor, Department of English Language and Literature

Phone number3411 7801
ORCID number0000-0002-3416-6565




PhD, Rutgers University, 2004.

Research area(s):

Phonology, Linguistics Music-Phonology Interface

Teaching area(s):


Taught previously at:

National University of Singapore

Selected output(s):

  1. Wee, Lian-Hee and Mingxing Li (2023) Complexity in the Phonology of Tone. “Elements in Phonology” series, edited by Robert Kennedy and Patrycja Strycharczuk, Cambridge University Press.
  2. Wee, Lian-Hee (2022) Tonal processes conditioned by morphosyntax. In Chu-ren Huang, Yen-Hwei Lin and I-Hsuan Chen (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Chinese Linguistics. Cambridge University Press, (Chapter 15), pp. 313-335.
  3. Li, Heung Sing and Lian-Hee Wee (eds.) (2020)《香江琴學文集》。[Essays on Qin Studies in Hong Kong]. 香港:新亞研究所(琴學中心)Hong Kong: New Asia Institute of Advanced Studies, 258 pp.
  4. Wee, Lian-Hee (2019) Phonological Tone. Cambridge University Press.
  5. Wee, Lian-Hee (2019) Hong Kong Food Runes. In World Literature Today, Spring issue, pp.65-67. (Announced as first in the top 5 reads for the issue), 17 Jun 2019,
  6. Ng, Kum-Hoon and Lian-Hee Wee (2018) Chiaroscuro of the Uncanny: an unknown side of Old Master Q. In Jason S. Polley, Vinton W.K. Poon and Lian-Hee Wee (eds.) Cultural Conflict in Hong Kong: Angles on a Coherent Imaginary. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 211-234 (Chapter 12).
  7. Wee, Lian-Hee (2016) Tone Assignment in Hong Kong English. Language, vol.92.2:e112-132.

Current project(s):

Hong Kong’s Languages, Hong Kong Graffiti, The Art of Guqin-Making, The Prosody of Chinese Literati Music

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