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Arthur Lewis THOMPSON

PhD Candidate (Full-time)

Thesis (working) title: N/A

 Arthur is currently working to account for phonological iconicity through imitative gestures produced during articulation of mimetic sounds. The goal of his research is to explain why “universals” in sound symbolism are universal and why sound symbolic utterancs are intelligible cross-linguistically. Aside from linguistic iconicity and sound symbolism, Arthur’s interests are in phonology, language acquisition, morphology, language documentation, Chinese languages, and sign language. He is on the editorial team for LECT – HKU’s working papers in linguistics and language sciences.

Supervisor: Dr. Youngah Do

Co-supervisor: Prof Stephen Matthews

 

 

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Pui Yiu SZETO

PhD Candidate (Full-time)

Thesis (working) title: Language contact, language evolution, grammaticalization

Supervisor: Prof Umberto Ansaldo

Co-supervisor: Prof Stephen Matthews

Email: szetopy@hku.hk

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Lang QIN

PhD Candidate (Full-time)

Thesis (working) title: Phonology, L1 Acquisition, Computational Linguistics

Supervisor: Dr. W.T. Siok

Co-supervisor: Prof Stephen Matthews, Prof AC Tang

Email: qinlang@hku.hk

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Chow Pui Lun Daisy

PhD Candidate (Full-time)

Thesis (working) title: Cantonese syntax

Supervisor: Prof Stephen Matthews

Co-supervisor: Dr. Olivia Lam

Email: h08dezi@hku.hk

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Soyeon PARK

PhD Candidate (Full-time)

Thesis (working) title: Reading development in dyslexia: focus on non-alphabetic writing system

Supervisor: Dr. W.T. Siok

Co-supervisor: Prof Umberto Ansaldo

Email: u3002827@hku.hk

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Nadine Faye OTTING

PhD Candidate (Full-time)

Thesis (working) title: Reduplication in Chinese

Supervisor: Prof. Umberto Ansaldo

Co-supervisor: Prof Stephen Matthews

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Wah Man Mary MEAU

PhD Candidate (Part-time)

Thesis (working) title: Cognitive factors and reading

Supervisor: Dr. WT Siok

Co-supervisor: Prof. Umberto Ansaldo

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Wen LU

PhD Candidate (Full-time)

Thesis (working) title: Tunxi Hui: a Descriptive Grammar

Supervisor: Prof. Stephen Matthews

Co-supervisor: Dr. C. Donohue

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Siu Ling TAM

PhD Candidate (Part-time)

Thesis (working) title: Language in Hong Kong Children with Autistic Disorders

Supervisor: Prof Stephen Matthews

Co-supervisor: Dr. WT Siok

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Ran TAO

PhD Candidate (Full-time)

Thesis (working) title: Mind wandering during reading: establishing covert methods for parsing individuals’ mental state during reading

Supervisor: Prof Stephen Matthews

Co-supervisor: Dr. WT Siok

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Eileen Renee WAEGEMAEKERS

PhD Candidate (Full-time)

Thesis (working) title: Convergence in the multilingual mind: a dynamic approach to competition and selection

Supervisor: Prof Umberto Ansaldo

Co-supervisor: Dr. Youngah Do

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Yang XIAO

PhD Candidate (Full-time)

Thesis (working) title: Anti-transfer and transfer enhancement in third language acquisition of Portuguese

Supervisor: Prof Stephen Matthews

Co-supervisor: Dr. Peter Crosthwaite

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Yan ZHU

PhD Candidate (Full-time)

Thesis (working) title: Acquisition of Chinese Morphology

Supervisor: Prof Umberto Ansaldo

Co-supervisor: Dr. J Lu

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Suet Yee YIU

PhD Candidate (Full-time)

Thesis (working) title: Aspects of tone in Cantonese English

Supervisor: Prof Diana Archangeli

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Dalan Mehuli Perangin ANGIN

PhD Candidate (Full-time)

Thesis (working) title: A descriptive grammar of the Pagu language, an endangered language spoken in North Halmahera, Indonesia

Supervisor: Dr. Kofi Yakpo

Co-supervisor: Prof Ansaldo, Dr. Donohue

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Abubakar Atiku ALKALI

PhD Candidate (Full-time)

Thesis (working) title: The Morphophonology of Verbs in Fula

Supervisor: Prof Diana Archangeli

Co-supervisor: Dr. Kofi Yakpo

 

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