Dr. Chen Hsueh Chu Rebecca has been investigating a wide range of issues in inter-language phonology, experimental phonetics and computer assisted pronunciation learning and teaching. In addition to the external GRF and internal IRG grants, Dr. Chen and her research team have recevied several TDG grants and completed the construction of three publicly accessible corpus-based pronunciation learning websites (Using Self-Developed Learners' Corpora for Pronunciation Learning and Teaching http://pronunciationlearning.my-free.website/ ) which provide a spoken corpus of the English of Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese learners (http://corpus.eduhk.hk/phonetics/), a spoken corpus of the Mandarin of Hong Kong Chinese learners (http://corpus.eduhk.hk/OMPL/ ), a spoken corpus of the Japanese of Hong Kong Chinese learners (http://ec-concord.eduhk.hk/Japanese_pronunciation/?page_id=17), a wide range of resources and exercises for pronunciation learning and teaching, and a Praat beginners' manual for acoustic phonetics research.
Dr Chen co-investigated two Knowledge Transfer Projects: (1) Innovative English Language Teaching for Primary Studnents. (http://corpus.eduhk.hk/grammar/?page_id=1278); (2) Educational Linguistics 2.0 – The use of corpora in language teaching ( http://corpus.eduhk.hk/CAP/). The student teachers who joined the projects developed resources on the teaching of readers, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
Dr. Chen is currently serving as Head of Centre for Language in Education. She served as Associate Head of of Department of Linguistics and Modern Langauge studies (LML) in 2018-19 and Doctor of Education (EdD) Coordinator (English Language) in 2017-19. She won the Faculty Teaching Award in the Faculty of Humanities in 2015.
Experimental Phonetics, Inter-language Phonology, Intelligibility and Accent Studies, Perception and Production, Computer Assisted Pronunciation Learning