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Dr. CHAN, Yuet Hung Cecilia  (陳月紅)

BA (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
DipEdu (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
MSc (University of Edinburgh, UK)
PhD (University of Essex, UK)

Associate Head

Contact Information

Office: AC1-B7707
Phone: (852) 3442 8792
Fax: (852) 3442 0359
Email: ctcyhc@cityu.edu.hk
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Research Interests

  • Acquisition of English by Chinese speakers
  • Acquisition of Chinese by non-Chinese speakers
  • Phonological variation and change of Cantonese, English and Putonghua
  • Chinese sentence comprehension and production by dyslexic children

Teaching Interests

  • First Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Psycholinguistics & Applied Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Last updated: 01 July 2016

Dr. CHAN Yuet Hung, Cecilia, received her PhD from the University of Essex, MSc from the University of Edinburgh and BA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been teaching at City University of Hong Kong since 1990. She served as External Examiner and Academic Advisor of the Open University of Hong Kong. She was appointed as Specialist by Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications.

Research Grants (as Principal Investigator)

External grant

  • “A Sociolinguistic Study of Phonological Change and Variation of Syllable-Initials /n-/ and /l-/ in Cantonese, Putonghua and English of Hong Kong Students”, a GRF-funded project.

CityU-funded grants

  • “The Influence of Linguistic Differences between Cantonese and Modern Standard Chinese on the Chinese Writing of Primary School Students in Hong Kong”, a CityU-funded SRG project.
  • “A Sociolinguistic Study of Phonological Change and Variation of Syllable-Initials/n-/ and /l-/ in both L1 Cantonese and L2 English of Hong Kong Students”, a CityU-funded SRG projec
  • “Comprehension of Chinese Relative Clauses by Dyslexic Students in Hong Kong”, a CityU-funded SRG project.

Selected Publications (in recent 6 years)

Journal Articles

  • “An analysis of linguistic, sociolinguistic and socio-psychological factors in phonological variation and change: The substitution of initial /n-/ by /l-/ in Hong Kong Cantonese”. The Journal of Chinese Sociolinguistics, Vol. 11, pp 75-91, 2010. 
  •  "The effects of the variation of phonological and stylistic contexts in the English interlanguage of Cantonese speakers". US-China Foreign Language, 9(12), pp 775-785, 2011.
  •  “Systematic phonological variation in a trilingual community: Evidence from Hong Kong”.  Journal of Teaching and Education, 1(3), pp 27-38, 2012.
  •  “The role of working memory in the comprehension of relative clauses by Chinese dyslexic children”. Asian Journal of Education and e-Learning, 2(3), pp 165-172, 2014.

Conference Proceedings

  • “Implications of a study on L2 interlanguage phonology for the learning of L2 pronunciation: The phonological variants of the syllable initial /n-/ in L2 English produced by Cantonese speakers in Hong Kong”, Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Linguistics, pp 2624-2639, 2009.
Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
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