(Feel free to email me for a draft.)


Selected Presentations


  1. Adverbial clauses with and without operator movement. LSA-96, Washington, DC. [with Zhuo Chen] [handout]

  2. Non-agreeing resumptive pronouns and partial Copy Deletion. Poster at LSA-96, Washington, DC. [with Comfort Ahenkorah] [poster] [handout]


  1. Partial deletion at word-level: discontinuous predicates in Cantonese. BCGL-14, CRISSP of KU Leuven (online). [with Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE & Sheila Shu-Laam CHAN]

  2. Two kinds of resumption in Cantonese. LSHK-ARF-2021, CityUHK.

  3. (Invited talk) Universal concord as syntactic agreement. Syntax Brown Bag, NYU. [handout]

  4. Differential metaphorization and grammaticalization in Chinese light verbs. SLE 2021, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (online). [with Benjamin K. TSOU] [OSF]

  5. 何處是粵語口語和書面語語料的分水嶺——從LIVAC談起 [Where is the dividing line between spoken and written Cantonese data source: from the LIVAC perspective]. WOC-21, EdUHK (online). [with Benjamin K. TSOU & Yaxuan JI]

  6. Converbs and adverbial clauses: a case study in Cantonese. NACCL-33, Uchicago (online). [handout]

  7. MSC variations in metaphorization among Pan-Chinese speech communities. NACCL-33, Uchicago (online). [with Benjamin K. TSOU] [slides]

  8. (Invited talk) CanTONEse (Android/iOS), an app for learning Cantonese tones. School of Cantonese Studies, EdUHK (online). [with Mei-ying KI & Yik-Po LAI]

  9. Exclusive focus in Yoruba. SNEWS 2021, UConn (online). [handout]

  10. Syntax-prosody mapping of right dislocation: a comparative study of Cantonese and Mandarin. Award presentation at ICPG-7, BLCU & TJU, China. [paper] [Young Scholar Award for Prosodic Grammar, First Place]

  11. Two types of temporal adverbial clauses in Cantonese. Poster at WCCFL-39, UArizona (online). [poster] [handout]


  1. Indirect evidence as a licensing condition of hyperraising in Cantonese and Vietnamese. BCGL-13, CRISSP of KU Leuven (online). [with Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE] [handout] [slides]

  2. On the position of perfective aspect. ARF-2020. CUHK (online). [handout]

  3. 漢語動詞虛化初探:港澳京三地同中之異[A preliminary study on metaphorization of Chinese verbs: comparing Hong Kong, Macau and Beijing]. ARF-2020. CUHK (online). [with Benjamin K. TSOU & Yaxuan JI] [slides] [samples]

  4. Bilingual multi-word expressions, multiple-correspondence, and their cultivation from parallel patents: the Chinese-English case. PACLIC-34 Workshop on MWEA, VNU University of Science, Hanoi (online). [with Benjamin K. TSOU, Ka Po CHOW, John LEE, Yaxuan JI & Kevin WU] [paper]

  5. A corpus-based comparative study of light verbs in three Chinese speech communities. PACLIC-34, VNU University of Science, Hanoi (online). [with Benjamin K. TSOU] [paper]

  6. Generalized Scope Economy. NACCL-32, UConn (online). [with Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE]

  7. How to identify intonations on sentence-final particles? WOC-20, HKBU (online). [with Him Nok LEE] [slides]

  8. Zero-coded passives in Cantonese. WICL-5, OSU (online). [with Sheila Shu-Laam CHAN & Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE] [handout]

  9. Syntax-prosody mapping in clausal domains: right dislocation in Mandarin and Cantonese. Phex 10, The University of Tokyo. [slides] [paper]


  1. 粵語易位句的韻律句法研究[The prosodic syntax of right dislocation in Cantonese]. ARF-2019, EdUHK.

  2. 澄海閩語中的言說動詞[Verbs of saying in Chenghai Min]. IRF-5, Sun Yat-sen University. [with Jia JIN] [slides]

  3. Attitude verbs, uncertain propositions and hyper-raising. FoCaL-2, EdUHK.

  4. 粵語動詞後綴嘅重新分類[Re-classifying Cantonese verbal suffixes]. FoCaL-2, EdUHK.

  5. Subordinate affixes in Cantonese and intervention effects. IACL-27, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies.


  1. Two subclasses of verbs of thinking in Cantonese. ARF-2018, CityUHK. [with Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE]

  2. 粵語詞綴「親」的複句完句現象[Complex sentence formation of Cantonese affix can]. ICFL-8, Zhejiang University.

  3. Cantonese verbal suffix dak and intentionality. WICL-4, UBC. [slides]


  1. 粵語表示意向的動詞後綴「得」[A study of Cantonese intentional verbal suffix dak]. ARF-2017, HKBU.


  1. 粵語量詞「陣」的語法特點[Properties of Cantonese classifier zan]. Yue 20, CUHK.