Professional Services


I have been invited to review book proposals, academic papers, and conference abstracts for the following academic publications and events:

  • The International Conference on Cantonese and Yue Dialects

  • Linguistics and Education

  • The LSHK Award for Outstanding Student Paper in Cantonese Linguistics 香港語言學學會粵語語言學傑出學生論文獎

  • International Multilingual Research Journal

  • The Outstanding Thesis Award (PhD Dissertation) (organized by The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong)

  • The LSHK Award for Outstanding Student Paper on Cantonese Linguistics

  • 《語言學論叢》(北京大學)

  • Language and Linguistics (《語言暨語言學》)

  • Journal of Chinese Linguistics

  • Lingua

  • The 20th Annual Conference of International Association of Chinese Linguistics

  • 《中國語文通訊》(Newsletter of Chinese Language, now renamed as Current Research on Chinese Linguistics)

  • Book proposal for Brill

  • Journal of Computers in Education

  • Faculty Development Scheme, Research Grants Council

  • Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong

  • Competitive Research Funding Schemes (GRF/ECS), Research Grants Council, Hong Kong

  • Text & Talk: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language, Discourse & Communication Studies

  • Linguistics and Literature Studies

Research student training (as chief supervisor)

  • Hu Xiaojuan, A Study on the Grammar of Lianhua Gan: From Synchrony to Diachrony (Viva Committee members: Professor Hilary Chappell, Professor Li Xuping, Professor Kwok Bit-chee, Dr Shin Kataoka), October 2019

  • Dina Kucherbayeva (admitted in September 2019).

Dissertation viva committee member

  • Kan Wai Him, Vincent, Can Language Policy Outcome be Predicted? A Matrix Approach to Language Policy Analysis – Using Hong Kong from 1997 to 2010 as a Test Case (Thesis supervisor: Professor Andy Kirkpatrick), The Education University of Hong Kong, August 2011.

  • Liu Hongchao, A Quantitative Study on the Lexical Aspect and Viewpoint Aspect in Mandarin Chinese (Thesis supervisor: Professor Huang Chu-Ren), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, August 2018

  • Zhi Yuying, The Development of Periphrastic Causatives in Chinese Learners of English (Thesis supervisor: Professor Cheung Hintat), The Education University of Hong Kong, September 2019

  • Lv, Shanshan. A Reference Grammar of Caijia: An Unclassified Language of Guizhou, China (Thesis supervisor: Professor Hilary Chappell). École des hautes études en sciences sociales, July 2020

  • Lai Yik Po. 漢語的等比句──方言比較和類型學的視角 (Thesis supervisor: Professor Kwok Bit-chee), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, July 2020.

Services at Education University of Hong Kong (formerly known as The Hong Kong Institute of Education):

  • University/Institute level

    • Member, Governance Review Taskforce, since November 2019 - April 2021

    • Elected Faculty representative, Academic Board, 2014/15 - 2015/16, 2018/19 - 2019/2020

    • Member (academic/teaching staff elected by and from the Academic Board), President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Administrative Services, 2019/20

    • Member, Taskforce on RAE 2020

    • Member, Working Group on KPIs/PIs, November 2017 - 13 June 2018

    • Member, Working Group of Online Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET), 09/2017 - 6/2018

    • Member, Board of Graduate Studies, since December 2016

    • Member, Committee on Research and Development, since December 2016

    • Member, Editorial Board of EdUHK Learning and Teaching Newsletter, 07/2016 - 7/2018

    • Member, Human Research Ethics Committee, since 2015

    • Reviewer, Internal Research Grant Proposal, 2015, 2016, 2017

    • Elected staff representative of Faculty of Humanities, Learning & Teaching Quality Committee, 2014-2016

    • Reviewer, Proposal on Professional Development in e-Learning Initiatives, 2014

    • Elected staff representative of Faculty of Humanities, Academic Board, 2014-2016

    • Co-chair, EdD student viva presentation, Graduate School, 27 August 2014

    • Staff representative of the panel of "Humanities, Creative Arts and Culture" , RGC visit, June 2014

    • Reviewer, Teaching Development Grant proposal (2013)

    • Member, Focus Group of New Field Experience Framework (2013)

    • Panel member, PhD dissertation proposal presentation of Ms. Dora Li Dongyu, 27 June 2012

    • Panel Chair, Language and Linguistics, Summer School and Research Conference 2012, 3 June 2012

    • Member, Course Grade Review Panel of EdD program, Graduate School, 16 March 2012

    • Member, Board of Examiners of Doctor of Education candidate, 15 August 2011

  • Faculty level (Faculty of Humanities)

    • Member (in the capacity of Department Head), since July 2020

      • Faculty Board

      • Faculty Management Committee

    • Associate Dean (Research & Postgraduate Studies), Faculty of Humanities, December 2016 - June 2020

    • Ex-officio member in the capacity of Associate Dean (Research & Postgraduate Studies) at various Faculty-level Committees, since December 2016

      • Programme Committees of Taught Postgraduate Programmes

      • Faculty Board

      • Faculty Management Committee

      • Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee

      • Faculty Academic Development Committee

    • Chair, Faculty Research & Development Committee, Faculty of Humanities, since December 2016

    • Chair, Board of Examiners for Taught Postgraduate Programmes, since December 2016

    • Co-opted member, Faculty Advisory Committee, since December 2016

    • Associate Director, Centre for Research on Linguistics and Language Studies

    • Editor-in-chief, FHM Newsletter, since December 2016

    • Programme Leader, MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Faculty of Humanities, August 2016 to March 2017

    • Elected departmental representative, Faculty Management Committee, Faculty of Humanities, 2016-18

    • Member, Faculty Academic Development Committee, Faculty of Humanities (2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2016/17)

    • Elected departmental representative, Faculty Board of Humanities, 2014-2016, 2016-18

    • Member, Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee, Faculty of Humanities, 2013/2014, 2015/16, 2016/17

    • Faculty representative of Faculty Academic Development Committee, Panel visit for Programme Area Accreditation by HKCAAVQ, April 2014

    • Member, Board of Examiner, Bachelor of Education (Chinese Language), Faculty of Humanities (2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/15)

    • Member, Working Group for the development of an MA programme in the area of Linguistics, Faculty Academic Development Committee, Faculty of Humanities

    • Member, BA (Language Studies) Programme Revalidation Exercise, August 2013

    • Co-opted member, Working Group of the Programme Area in Chinese Studies, Special Team for Programme Area Accreditation (Discipline Review) in Humanities, 2013

    • Program Leader, Master of Arts in Educational Linguistics & Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, 2013/2014

    • Member, Board of Examiner, Master of Science in Educational Speech-Language Pathology and Learning Disabilities, Faculty of Education and Human Development, 2013/2014

    • Member, Program Review Team, Bachelor of Education (Chinese Language), Faculty of Humanities, May – August 2013

    • Member, Program Committee, Master of Arts in Educational Linguistics and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities (2012/2013)

    • Member, Board of Examiner, Master of Arts in Educational Linguistics and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities (2012/2013, 2013/2014)

    • Member, Program Committee, Bachelor of Education (Chinese Language), Faculty of Humanities (2012/2013, 2013/2014)

    • Reviewer, General Research Fund proposals, Faculty of Humanities (2012, 2013, 2014)

    • Member, Program Development Committee, Master of Arts in Educational Linguistics and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Languages (since January 2011)

    • Representative of Master of Arts in Educational Linguistics and Communication Sciences, Working Group on Program Promotion and Student Recruitment, Faculty of Languages

    • Representative of Master of Arts in Educational Linguistics and Communication Sciences, Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee, Faculty of Languages (restructured as Faculty of Humanities from July 2012) (2011-2012)


  • Departmental level

    • Head, Department of Linguistics & Modern Language Studies, since July 2020

    • Chair, Departmental Management and Research Committee, Department of Linguistics & Modern Language Studies, since July 2020

    • Chair, Departmental Academic Development Committee (2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20)

    • Member, Departmental Management and Research Committee, Department of Linguistics & Modern Language Studies (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20)

    • Chair, Departmental Assessment Panel (2015/16)

    • Chair, Departmental Learning and Teaching Committee (2015/16)

    • Member, Programme Committee, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (2015/16)

    • Co-opted member, Programme Committee, Master of Science in Educational Speech-Language Pathology and Learning Disabilities (2015/16, 2016/17)

    • Member, Departmental Academic Development Committee (5/2015 - 8/2016)

    • Elected member, Departmental Review Committees of (a) Department of Linguistics & Modern Language Studies and (b) Department of Chinese Language (2013/14)

    • Member, Departmental Learning and Teaching Committee, Department of Linguistics & Modern Language Studies (2012/13, 2013/14)

    • Project holder, Specific Student Empowerment Work Scheme (SEWS), Student Affairs Office (2012/13)

    • Member, Departmental Committee on Strategic Development in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics & Modern Language Studies (2012/2013)


  • Other professional activities/services:

    • Member-at-large, The 18th Executive Committee, The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (香港語言學學會) (2020 and 2021)

    • External Examiner for Language, Culture and Society, School of General Education and Languages, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) (2019 – 2023)

    • Internal Examiner of PhD candidate, Ms Zhi Yuying, The Education University of Hong Kong (viva in September 2019)

    • External Examiner of PhD candidate, Mr Liu Hongchao, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, (July 2018)

    • Managing Editor, Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics 《中國語言學集刊》, Brill (since July 2018)

    • President, The 17th Executive Committee, The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (香港語言學學會) (2018-2019)

    • Officer of Web Site Management, The Li Fang-Kuei Society for Chinese Linguistics (紀念李方桂先生中國語言學研究學會) (2017-2020)

    • Member, editorial board, Newsletter of Chinese Language (now renamed as Current Research in Chinese Linguistics) 中國語文通訊 (Dec 2015 - present)

    • Member, The 16th Executive Committee, The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (香港語言學學會) (2016-2017)

    • Review, Routledge textbook proposal on corpus linguistics, June 2015

    • External Examiner (English courses), Lingnan Institute of Further Education, Lingnan University (since September 1 2014)

    • Member, Organizing Committee, Forum on “Y. R. Chao and Linguistics” (A satellite event of IACL-20, Hong Kong), August 2012

    • Member, The 14th Executive Committee, The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (香港語言學學會) (2012-2013)

    • Member, Jyutping Working Group 粵拼小組, The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (香港語言學學會) (2012-2013)

    • Panel judge, 中國語文菁英計畫, Chinese Language Education Research Association (中國語文教育研究會) (2012, 2)

    • Member, Organizing Committee, The Twelfth Workshop on Cantonese (第十二屆粵語討論會), organized by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (2012, 2)

    • Convener, Program Committee, International Conference on Chinese Language Learning and Teaching in the Digital Age, organized by Research Centre on Linguistics and Language Information Sciences, The Hong Kong Institute of Education (2011, 11)

    • Member, Organizing Committee, Roundtable Conference on Linguistic Corpus and Corpus Linguistics, organized by Research Centre on Linguistics and Language Information Sciences, The Hong Kong Institute of Education (2011, 5)

    • Convener, The Eleventh Workshop on Cantonese, organized by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong, co-sponsored and hosted by Research Centre on Linguistics and Language Information Sciences, The Hong Kong Institute of Education (2011, 3)

    • Member, Organizing Committee, The 13th International Conference on Cantonese and Yue Dialects, organized by Research Centre on Language Information Sciences, City University of Hong Kong (2008, 12)

    • Convenor, Exhibition on Pre-historic Rock Carvings in Hong Kong and the Region 《香港與鄰近地區史前石刻展覽》. Venue: CityU Gallery, City University of Hong Kong. Exhibition period: 2008.12.18 – 2009.2.28.

Conference Organization

    • Member, Review Committee, International Conference on Gender, Language and Education, The Education University of Hong Kong, 2020.12.2-4.

    • Convenor, School of Cantonese Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong, 2019.5.27-31.

    • Member, Steering Committee, The International Conference on English Language Education in the Chinese Context, The Education University of Hong Kong, 2018.

    • Convenor, Organizing Committee, The 22nd International Conference on Yue Dialects, The Education University of Hong Kong, 2017.

    • Member, Organizing Committee, International Conference on Corpus Linguistics and Technology Advancement, Hong Kong, 2015.

    • Member, Sub-committee of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning, Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education 2015 (2015年全球華人電腦教育應用大會), Taipei, 2015.

    • Member, Organizing Committee, Forum on “Y. R. Chao and Linguistics” (A satellite event of IACL-20, Hong Kong), August 2012

    • Member, Organizing Committee, The Twelfth Workshop on Cantonese (第十二屆粵語討論會), organized by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (2012, 2)

    • Convener, Program Committee, International Conference on Chinese Language Learning and Teaching in the Digital Age, organized by Research Centre on Linguistics and Language Information Sciences, The Hong Kong Institute of Education (2011, 11)

    • Member, Organizing Committee, Roundtable Conference on Linguistic Corpus and Corpus Linguistics, organized by Research Centre on Linguistics and Language Information Sciences, The Hong Kong Institute of Education (2011, 5)

    • Convener, The Eleventh Workshop on Cantonese, organized by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong, co-sponsored and hosted by Research Centre on Linguistics and Language Information Sciences, The Hong Kong Institute of Education (2011, 3).