Emily Haoyan Ge

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

My research interests are in language acquisition and processing. In particular, my research focuses on 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 autistic Cantonese-speaking children with and without bilingual exposure.

I am a member of the Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre. I have obtained the qualification of administering and coding Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2) for clinical and research reliability.


  • [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 a RGC-funded research project. Please share the flyers with your friends. Thanks!!