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Laboratory members

PAN Haihua Professor and Director
LEE Hun Tak Thomas Emeritus Professor and Co-Director
LEI Ka Yan Margaret Lecturer and Lab Manager
YANG Chinlung Scientific Officer
TAN Hui Research Assistant
WANG Xiyu Iris Research Assistant
PAU Chi Hou Hugo Student Helper
WAI Sze Hon Patrick Student Helper
CAO Wenjing Wendy Student Helper
WANG Sunlin Linda Student Helper

Researchers who worked at the laboratory

CHEN Hui Paris Descartes, CPSC
FAN Li Beijing Forestry University
GAO Liqun Beijing Language and Culture University
HUANG Aijun Shanghai Jiao Tong University
KUANG Hang Chinese University of Hong Kong
LAU Cindy Wan Yee Chinese University of Hong Kong
LEE Ching Man Barbara Hong Kong Polytechnic University
LI Jieqiong Chinese University of Hong Kong
LI Tianshu Chinese University of Hong Kong
LU Yaqiao Tianjin Normal University
SONG Gang Beijing Language and Culture University
TSE Ming San Crono University of California, San Diego
WONG Hok Yuen Oscar The Open University of Hong Kong
WONG Nai Fai Leo
WU Zhuang Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
WUYUN Saina Shaanxi Normal University
YANG Xiaolu Tsinghua University
ZENG Tao Hunan University


PAN Haihua
Professor and Director
Phone: (852) 3943-7097

Prof. Haihua PAN received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, USA and MA from Wuhan University, China. He joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong in December, 2015. Previously he taught at City University of Hong Kong (7/1995 - 12/2015), Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China (7/1986 - 7/1988), and was a Research Associate at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for six months in 1995. He was awarded the Changjiang Scholar-Chair Professor by the Ministry of Education, China in September 2012 and the KC Wong Foundation (王寬誠基金會) Scholar in 2010. He was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Linguistics at University of Paris 7 in June 2014. He has published two research books on Chinese reflexives and formal semantics and edited two on Chinese linguistics and focus. He is a reviewer of prestigious international journals such as Language, Linguistic Inquiry, 《中國語文》, 《當代語言學》, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Lingua, Language Sciences, Linguistics, Journal of Linguistics, Natural Language Semantics, Journal of East Asian Linguistics, etc. He was Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, responsible for Postgraduate Education and Research during 8/2005 - 9/2010. He served on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (2004-2006), and was the President of the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong during 2010 - 2011.

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LEE Hun Tak Thomas
Emeritus Professor and Co-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.

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LEI Ka Yan Margaret
Lecturer and Lab Manager
Phone: (852) 3943-1702

Margaret Lei received her B.Eng. (Hons) in Information Engineering and Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology, and her M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, CUHK. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Language Acquisition Laboratory and a part-time lecturer at the Division of Humanities, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her research interests lie in first and second language acquisition, semantics, syntax, and the development of numerical cognition, with particular reference to Cantonese and Mandarin. Her current research projects include the acquisition of A-quantifiers, cardinal and ordinal numbers, quantifier scope, and completive aspect in Cantonese and Mandarin, the role of language acquisition in the development of numerical cognition, the early grammar of Shanghainese-speaking children, and syntactic change in Hong Kong Cantonese. 

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