LEE Hun Tak Thomas
Professor and Director
Phone: (852) 3943-7014
Thomas Lee received his PhD in Linguistics from UCLA. His research interests lie in language acquisition and syntax/semantics, with particular reference to the first language acquisition of Cantonese and Mandarin. He led the construction of the Hong Kong Cantonese Child Language Corpus (CANCORP), and has been heading a Chinese Early Language Acquisition (CELA) project which focuses on how Chinese children acquire the core properties of the target language from infancy to two years of age. His publications have focused on children's understanding and use of logical structures, and their implications for language and cognitive development. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of Chinese Linguistics, Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Contemporary Linguistics, Foreign Language Teaching and Research, Journal of Modern Foreign Languages, and Taiwan Journal of Linguistics.
ZEE Yun Yang Eric
Phone: (852) 902-88-509
Eric Zee (Zee Yun-Yang; Xu Yunyang, 徐云扬) received M.A. and Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of California at Los Angeles, specializing in experimental phonetics. Before joining LAL, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages at CUHK, he was affiliated with the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics at the City University of Hong Kong. He was a visiting professor/visiting fellow at the Department of Asian Studies and Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Cornell University (1999), Summer Institute of Linguistics, Michigan State University (2003), and Summer Institute of Phonetics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing (Summer 2004 and Summer 2005). He served as director of the Phonetics Laboratory of the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics at the City University of Hong Kong (1994-2013), chair of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (2011), member of the Council of the International Phonetic Association (2007-2015), and vice-president of the Phonetic Association of China (2007-2015). Currently he is a member of the editorial boards for Phonetica - an International Journal of Phonetic Sciences, Journal of the International Phonetic Association, and Chinese Journal of Phonetics (Phonetic Association of China). His research interests concentrate on phonetics of the sounds of the Chinese dialects. He can be reached at <email@example.com> and (852) 902-88-509.
LEI Ka Yan Margaret
Postdoctoral Fellow and Lab Manager
Phone: (852) 3943-1702
Margaret Lei received her BEng in Information Engineering and PgDip in Psychology and her MA, MPhil and PhD in Linguistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, CUHK. Her research interests lie in first language acquisition, syntax and semantics, with particular reference to Cantonese and Mandarin.