Papers & talks

Publications

(2020). Syntax-prosody mapping of right-dislocations in Cantonese and Mandarin. In Hisao Tokizaki, ed., Phonological Externalization (Vol. 5), 73-90. Sapporo: Sapporo University.

(2020). 粵語動詞後綴“親”的三個框式結構[Three discontinuous constructions of Cantonese verbal suffix can] (written in Chinese). Current Research in Chinese Linguistics 99(1):153-169.

Presentations

2021

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

  2. 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]

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

  4. Universal concord as syntactic agreement. PLC-45, UPenn (online). [handout]

  5. Verbal “infixation” as partial deletion: a case in Cantonese verbs. PLC-45, UPenn (online). [with Sheila Shu-Laam CHAN & Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE] [handout] [slides]

  6. Two types of temporal adverbial clauses in Cantonese. BEAL-4, OSU (online). [handout]

  7. Deriving separable verbs in Cantonese. BEAL-4, OSU (online). [with Sheila Shu-Laam CHAN & Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE] [handout] [slides]

  8. Separable verbs, syllable deletion, and micro-variations. Phex-11, Sapporo University (online). [with Sheila Shu-Laam CHAN & Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE] [handout] [slides]

2020

  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. CanTONEse: a self-learning mobile app for Cantonese tones. Yue 24, University of Macau (online). [with Mei-ying KI & Yik-Po LAI] [slides] [App Android/iOS]

  5. 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]

  6. 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] [slides] [paper]

  7. Universal Concord as Syntactic Agreement. Syntax+, USC (online). [handout]

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

  9. Generalized Scope Economy. SICOGG-22, Gyeongsang National University (online). [with Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE] [handout]

  10. Hyperraising and evidentiality. SICOGG-22, Gyeongsang National University (online). [with Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE] [handout]

  11. Facilitating the self-learning of Cantonese: an innovative e-approach. CUHK Expo 2019/20, CUHK (online). [with Pit Shun LAI & Yik-Po LAI]

  12. Syllable Deletion and Morphological Length in Cantonese Verbs. FoCaL-3, HSUHK. [with Sheila Shu-Laam CHAN & Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE] [handout]

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

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

  15. The prosodic syntax of right dislocation in Cantonese. WICL-5, OSU (online). [slides]

  16. Raising, phase unlocked. WCCFL-38, UBC. [with Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE] [poster]

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

2019

  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. Sentence-initial root modals and focus. ARF-2019, EdUHK. [with Tommy Tsz-Ming LEE]

  3. Universal Concord: Evidence from Cantonese pseudo affixal quantifier -can. 2019 LSA Linguistic Institute poster session, UC Davis. [poster]

  4. 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]

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

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

  7. Subordinate affixes in Cantonese and intervention effects. IACL-27, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies. [slides]

  8. 粵語從句詞綴初探[A preliminary study on subordinate affixes in Cantonese]. Yue 23, Jinan University.

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

2018

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

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

2017

  1. 粵語動詞後綴「親」的三個框式結構[Three discontinuous constructions of Cantonese verbal suffix can]. Yue 22, EdUHK. [paper]

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

2015

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