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Investigating the Role of Language Distance and Socioeconomic Status on the Development of Language Proficiency and Lexical Switching Abilities in Trilingual Speakers of Cantonese, English, and Putonghua
This pilot study aims to study whether the more proficient English-Cantonese bilingual pre-schoolers are better able to retrieve words from English/Cantonese than a group of Cantonese-dominant bilingual children of the same age.
Project Start Year : 2015  Chief Investigator(s) : WONG KWOK SHING, RICHARD 黃國成

Trilingual education in Hong Kong primary schools: English, Cantonese and Putonghua as Medium of Instruction in different subjects and implications for language learning
WANG, Lixun 王立勛
Since the handover in 1997, the Hong Kong government has adopted a “biliterate and trilingual” policy with the aim of enabling Hong Kong residents to become biliterate in written Chinese and English, and trilingual in Cantonese, Putonghua and spoken . . .
Project Start Year : 2014  Chief Investigator(s) : WANG, Lixun 王立勛

Trilingualism and Uyghur Identity in the People's Republic of China
Drawing on two current research projects—one on Uyghur identity and the other on trilingual education policies in Xinjiang, this publication (co-authored by a Uyghur, a Han Chinese and an Englishman) explores the complexities and tensions surrounding . . .
Project Start Year : 2012 

English spelling development of Chinese ESL children
YEUNG, Siu Sze 楊少詩
Spelling is a fundamental skill in literacy development. To date, there is limited research on second language (L2) spelling development. Even fewer studies have examined the English spelling development of Chinese children who learn English as a L2. . . .
Project Start Year : 2014  Chief Investigator(s) : YEUNG, Siu Sze 楊少詩

Processes of children’s literacy acquisition in Chinese as a second language
In the proposed study, we will examine correlates of early word reading and writing skills in 150 second grade Hong Kong children from Nepalese, Pakistani, or Indian backgrounds who are learning Chinese (Cantonese) as a second language and as the med . . .
Project Start Year : 2014  Chief Investigator(s) : Prof. McBride-Chang, Catherine A

Comparing Visual and Textual Information in Reading Comprehension in SLI Children
YUM, Yen Na Cherry 任演納
Comics and picture books are often used as reading materials for children. The addition of visual information is thought to confer advantages in reading comprehension and information recall relative to texts alone. However, this may be moderated by v . . .
Project Start Year : 2016  Chief Investigator(s) : YUM, Yen Na Cherry 任演納

Investigating the Transitive and Intransitive Constructions in English and Japanese: A Quantitative Study
LUK, Pei Sui Zoe 陸璧瑞
The study compares the frequencies of use of transitive, intransitive, passive, and adjectival constructions in Japanese and English using a Japanese novel and its English translation as a parallel corpus. It examines the how these constructions were . . .
Project Start Year : 2012  Chief Investigator(s) : LUK, Pei Sui Zoe 陸璧瑞

Multimodal Stories for Language and Cultural Exchange
This project initiates sustainable linkages between universities and schools in Perth, Guilin and Shanghai for the purpose of advancing communication and mutual understanding between Chinese and Australian lower secondary aged students. This is ac . . .
Project Start Year : 2013  Chief Investigator(s) : OAKLEY, Grace

Working Towards an iClinic: Developing a Suite of Diagnostic Assessment Instrument for Academic Writing in English (DiaWrite)
XIE, Qin 謝琴
This UGC funded research project aims at developing a suite of diagnostic instruments to identify and assess first-year undergraduate students' strengths and weaknesses in their academic writing in English. The project will incorporate the strengths . . .
Project Start Year : 2016  Chief Investigator(s) : XIE, Qin 謝琴

Professional and Parental Understanding for Equity in Dual Language Education of Project PUEDE: An Indiana Scale up of Dual Language Education
The project aims to 1. Increase the number and quality of pre- and in-service dual language bilingual education teachers through Purdue's English Language Learner teacher licensure program, Dual Language Bilingual Education (DLBE) graduate certificat . . .
Project Start Year : 2018  Chief Investigator(s) : Morita-Mullaney, Patricia M

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