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Dr. LUN, Suen Caesar  (藺蓀)

BA MA (U. of Texas at Austin)

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-B7719
Phone: (852) 3442 8791
Fax: (852) 3442 0359
Email: ctslun@cityu.edu.hk
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Research Interests

  • Sociolinguistics,
  • Computer-assisted language learning (CALL)
  • Terminology & Terminography
  • Contrastive Studies of English and Chinese

Teaching Interests

  • Linguistics (Putonghua, English and Chinese Phonology/Phonetics;
  • English and Chinese Syntax;
  • English Semantics;
  • Contrastive Grammar of English and Chinese;
  • Language, Culture & Thought;
  • Machine Translation;
  • Lexicography;
  • Computational Lexicography;
  • Computer Aids for Translators;
  • Computer-assisted Language Learning;
  • Sociolinguistics, Research Methodology, Cantonese Linguistics, GE Cantonese Language in Use)

Last updated: 21 September 2016

Dr. Lun’s research interests are in sociolinguistics, computer-assisted language learning (CALL) and terminology. Besides being the Major Leader of BA in Linguistics and Language Technology and deeply involved in the design and promotion of Jyutping, the Cantonese Romanization scheme of the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong, Dr. Lun also spares time as managing director of LangComp Co. Ltd., an ex-affiliated company of CityU Enterprise he founded in July 1997.  The company aims to produce language-related educational software and provide translation and natural language processing services. Dr. Lun is also concerned with language policy in HK and terminology for the Chinese language.  In 1999, he founded the Terminology Association of Hong Kong.

Research Grants (as Principal Investigator)

Applied Research Grants (from EDB, HKSAR Government)

Construction and maintenance of CALL websites for EDB of HKSAR government (2010-2013):

Other projects for EDB, HKSAR Government in CD format:

  • From Simplified to Traditional Characters Traditional Chinese Character Courseware
  • From Traditional to Simplified Characters Simplified Chinese Character Courseware
  • Reference Word Table for Primary Level Chinese Language Teaching (Trial version) CD-ROM
  • Path to Mastery of Chinese Characters Chinese Character Courseware
  • Path to Moral Excellence Primary Chinese Language Learning Software on Traditional Chinese Virtues: http://www.edbchinese.hk/trad
  • Idiom Zoo (II) Chinese Idiom Education Website: http://resources.edb.gov.hk/idiom2
    (Winner of one of the winners of "Ten Healthy Websites Contest 2004", "Meritorious Websites Contest" in 2005 & 2006 and "Meritorious Website Hall of Fame Awards" in 2007)
  • Promoting Assessment for Learning in English Language Education at Primary Level
  • Hong Kong Chinese Lexical Lists for Primary Learning, and Lexical Items with English Explanations for Fundamental Chinese Learning in Hong Kong Schools

Selected Publications (in recent 6 years)


Lun Suen Caesar (2006) An Integrated Approach to Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Hong Kong: LangComp Co. Ltd.

Journal Articles

  • Yap, F. H. & Lun, S. C. (2010) Guest Editor, Taiwan Journal of Linguistics, September – December 2010 (Volume 8, Number 2).
  • 藺蓀 (2012)“漢字學習的點、線、面 – 『點畫流形』及『漢字一千 』,【 漢字漢文教育】第28輯 117-134頁。 ISSN 1598-1363。

Book Chapters

藺蓀 (2010) “Knowledge Bases in the Learning of Chinese – Taking “100 Tang Poems” as an Example,” in ZHANG Pu, SONG Jihua, XU Juan, (Eds.) Digitized Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language Practice and Reflection, Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, pp. 358-366.

Wang, Y. & Lun, S. C. (2011) “EFL Acquisition of English Causative Alernation with Integrated Concordances”,  in WorldCALL International Perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Levy, M., Blin, F., Siskin, C. B. & Takekuchi, O. (eds.),  New York: Routledge,  pp. 144-159.

藺蓀  汪玉霞 (2012) “海峽兩岸語音規範差異的研究及應用”,  《數位化漢語教學》 李曉琪、張建民、徐娟主編,北京:清華大學出版社, 309-317頁。

Conference Proceedings

藺蓀   (2010)“漢語語音知識庫的建構”,《ICLIT2010 第五屆文學與資訊技術國際研討會論文集(電子版)》, 台中:亞洲大學資訊學院 ,7頁。

Yap, F. H. & Lun, S. C. (2010) Guest Editor, Taiwan Journal of Linguistics, September – December 2010 (Volume 8, Number 2).

Lun S. C. (2011) “漢字學習的點、線、面 – 『點畫流形』及『漢字一千 』, in Proceedings of the 2nd International conference on Learning and Teaching of Han Characters,  Gyeong ju: Yeongnam University, pp. 23-32.

藺蓀 (2013)“粵語詞典及粵語詞彙知識庫”, 粵語研究第十四期,澳門:澳門粵方言學會, 15-23頁。 ISSN 1992-870X

Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Postal address: City University of Hong Kong B7704, 7/F, Blue Zone, Lift 3, Academic 1 83, Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon HK
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