Nomination of LSHK Outstanding Thesis Award is now open  (Deadline: September 14, 2020)

LSHK Outstanding Thesis Award

LSHK invites nomination for the annual LSHK Outstanding Thesis Award. The award is given to any outstanding thesis which contributes to any area in linguistics.

 

There are five categories of the award:

 

  • M.A. thesis

  • M.Phil. thesis

  • Other Master’s thesis

  • Ph.D. thesis

  • Other Doctorate thesis

Only students enrolled at local tertiary education institutions are eligible. The Chief Supervisor must be a regular staff member at a local tertiary education institution and an LSHK member to be eligible to nominate his/her students. The nomination must be made by the Chief Supervisor. No supervisor should submit more than one nomination per category in any year.

Winners of the awards will give presentations of their works at the LSHK Annual Research Forum.

2003

M.A.

Mei Fung LAI  The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: 粵語「添」的一些語言特點 [Some linguistic properties of tim1 in Cantonese]

Supervisor: Professor Sze-Wing Tang

2004

Ph.D.

Peppina Po-lun LEE  City University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: A syntax-semantics mapping approach to Cantonese suffixal quantifiers

Supervisor: Professor Haihua Pan

M.Phil.

Winnie Oi-wan CHOR  The University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: A semantic and pragmatic analysis of verbal particles in Cantonese

Supervisor: Professor K. K. Luke

M.A.

Daphne Siu Lai HO  The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: On the acquisition of bei2-dative constructions in Cantonese

Supervisor:  Professor Sze-Wing Tang

2005

M.Phil.

Wing Man Stella KWAN  The University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: On the word order of locative prepositional phrases in Cantonese: processing, iconicity and grammar

Supervisor: Professor Stephen Matthews

2006

M.Phil.

Ki Shun Antonio CHEUNG  The University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: Processing factors in language comprehension and production: the case of Cantonese dative constructions

Supervisor: Professor Stephen Matthews

M.A.

Di MI  The Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Thesis title: L2 acquisition of preposition stranding and pied-piping by Chinese learners of English

Supervisor: Professor Gladys Tang


2008

Ph.D.

Sherman LEE  City University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: A study of language choice and language shift among the Hakka-speaking population in Hong Kong, with a primary focus on Sha Tau Kok

Supervisor: Professor Chor Shing David Li

M.Phil.

Kevin CHAN  The University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: The perception and production of lexical stress by Cantonese speakers of English

Supervisor: Professor Stephen Matthews

M.A.

Feifei YU  The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: How the Chinese locative words with Shang express the concept Shang

2009

M.Phil.

Aijun HUANG  The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: Count-mass distinction and the acquisition of classifiers in Mandarin-speaking children

Supervisor: Professor Thomas Hun-tak Lee

M.A.

Donald Timothy WHITE  The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: Speech rhythm development in a balanced Cantonese-English child

Supervisor: Professor Peggy Mok

2010

M.Phil.

Xiangjun DENG  The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: The acquisition of the resultative verb compound in Mandarin Chinese

Supervisor: Professor Thomas Hun-tak Lee

Hin Yee WONG  The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: The acquisition of verb particle constructions in Cantonese-English bilingual children

Supervisor: Professor Virginia Yip

M.A.

Xiaochun CAI  The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: Sentence-medial particles in Shantou dialect

Supervisor: Professor Candice Cheung 

2011

Ph.D.

John WAKEFIELD  The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Thesis title: The English equivalents of Cantonese sentence-final particles: A contrastive analysis

Superviosr: Professor Sze-Wing Tang

2013

M.A.

Shing YU

Thesis title: 中古三四等韻在現代粵語的發展

2014

Ph.D.

Yuli FENG  City University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: A semantic study on distributive effects in Mandarin Chinese

Supervisor: Professor Haihua Pan

M.A.

Shuwen CHEN  The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: Mental representation of emotion word in the Chinese-English bilingual lexicon

Supervisor: Professor Peggy Mok

Ming Chiu Steven WONG  The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: Did Obamacare encourage businesses to hire more people? - An analysis of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama’s use of rhetorical questions in the 2012 US presidential election campaign

Supervisor: Professor Foong Ha Yap

2015

Ph.D.

Cherie WONG  The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: 粵語複合助詞的研究 [A study of compound particles in Cantonese]

Supervisor: Professor Sze-Wing Tang

2016

Ph.D.

Siu Pong CHENG  The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: 香港粵語動詞前後置成份的句法語義關係 [The relationship of syntactic and semantic aspects of postverbal particles and their preverbal counterparts in Hong Kong Cantonese]

Supervisior: Professor Sze-Wing Tang

M.A.

Scarlet Wan Yee LI  The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: The relation of working memory, declarative memory and procedural memory as individual differences in second language acquisition

Supervisior: Professor Gloria Zhang

2017

Ph.D.

Margaret LEI  The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: The acquisition of A-quantification in Cantonese

Supervisior: Professor Thomas Hun-tak Lee

2018

Ph.D.

Liming LIU  The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

Thesis itle: Examining syntactic complexity in EFL academic writing

Supervisior: Professor Kathleen Ahrens

M.Phil.

Oscar WONG  The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: Wh-doublets in Cantonese

Supervisior: Professor Lawrence Cheung

M.A.

Emily Anna Jantien KOENDERS  The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thesis itle: Noun classifiers in Hong Kong Sign Language

Supervisior: Professor Galdys Tang

2019

Ph.D.

Pui Yiu SZETO  The University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: Typological variation across Sinitic languages: Contact and convergence

Supervisior: Professor Stephen Matthews

M.Phil.

Mei Ying KI  The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: 粵語升降句調研究

Supervisior: Professor Sze-Wing Tang

M.A.

Sharon Tsoi Lam LEE  The University of Hong Kong

Thesis title: Focus prosody in Cantonese: The case of verb-copying constructions

Supervisior: Professor Stephen Matthews

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