Emily Haoyan Ge

I am currently Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Languages at Hong Kong Metropolitan University. I received my M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

My research interests are in language and cognitive development in bilingual children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and adult second language learners. I am also interested in second language writing and language assessment in bilingual contexts. I primarily use experimental paradigms (e.g., eye-tracking, reaction time tools) and corpus linguistic methods to address issues empirically. My current RGC-funded project investigates the language development of Cantonese-English bilingual children with ASD.

I am a member of the Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre. I have the qualification to administer and code Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) for clinical and research reliability.


  • [10/2022] Our paper on the comprehension abilities of Cantonese-speaking children with ASD is now available in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Feel free to check it out: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05770-1

  • [01/2021] Our paper on L2 writing quality and linguistic features is now available online in System. Please visit https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2021.102461 for more details.

  • [06/2020] Our article on L2 comprehension of focus-to-accentuation mapping is now available in Studies in Second Language Acquisition. Feel free to check it out: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0272263120000248

  • [06/2020] We are currently recruiting Cantonese-speaking children with and without ASD to participate in an RGC-funded research project. Please share the flyers with your friends. Thanks!!