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  • Dr. Lam Chit Yu Cherry 林哲伃博士

    BA HKU, MPhil Cantab, PhD Cantab
    Research Assistant Professor
    School of Education and Languages
    Tel: 27686478

    Biography

    Dr Cherry Lam is a generative syntactician and Chinese linguist. She holds a PhD and MPhil in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor degree from the University of Hong Kong specializing in Linguistics and Language & Communication. Her doctoral thesis explored the relationship between standard negation and aspectual marking across varieties of Mandarin and Cantonese, from both synchronic and historical perspectives. Prior to joining OUHK, she has taught Academic English and the History of English at both local and UK universities. Her research and teaching interests include comparative syntax, historical linguistics, and the interaction syntactic structures and meaning. She is also actively working on issues of language endangerment and documentation with a special focus on Cantonese vernaculars. 

    Teaching Areas & Research Interests

    • Syntax
    • Semantics
    • Chinese Linguistics
    • Language Change and Variation

    Selected Publications

    Book Chapters

    • Lam, C. 2020. Beyond one, two, three: Number matters in classifier languages. In András Bárány, Theresa Biberauer, Jamie Douglas & Sten Vikner (eds.), Syntactic architecture and its consequences I: Syntax inside the grammar, 511–525. Berlin: Language Science Press.
    • Lam, C. forthcoming. Croft’s Cycle in Mandarin and Cantonese through history and across varieties. In Ljuba Veselinova & Arja Hamari (eds.), The Negative Existential Cycle from a historical-comparative perspective (Studies in Diversity Linguistics Series). Language Science Press.

    Journal Articles

    • Lam, C. 2018. On the interaction between negation and aspect in grammaticalization: a cross-linguistic study of three Chinese varieties. Current Research in Chinese Linguistics 97(1). 215-232.

    Selected Professional & Community Services

    • Ad hoc reviewer for Studies in Chinese Linguistics

    Further Information

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    Modified Date: Feb 26, 2021
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    Dr. Lam Chit Yu Cherry 林哲伃博士

    BA HKU, MPhil Cantab, PhD Cantab

    Research Assistant Professor
    School of Education and Languages

    Email: ccylam@ouhk.edu.hk
    Tel: 27686478

    Biography

    Dr Cherry Lam is a generative syntactician and Chinese linguist. She holds a PhD and MPhil in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor degree from the University of Hong Kong specializing in Linguistics and Language & Communication. Her doctoral thesis explored the relationship between standard negation and aspectual marking across varieties of Mandarin and Cantonese, from both synchronic and historical perspectives. Prior to joining OUHK, she has taught Academic English and the History of English at both local and UK universities. Her research and teaching interests include comparative syntax, historical linguistics, and the interaction syntactic structures and meaning. She is also actively working on issues of language endangerment and documentation with a special focus on Cantonese vernaculars. 

    Teaching Areas & Research Interests

    • Syntax
    • Semantics
    • Chinese Linguistics
    • Language Change and Variation

    Selected Publications

    Book Chapters

    • Lam, C. 2020. Beyond one, two, three: Number matters in classifier languages. In András Bárány, Theresa Biberauer, Jamie Douglas & Sten Vikner (eds.), Syntactic architecture and its consequences I: Syntax inside the grammar, 511–525. Berlin: Language Science Press.
    • Lam, C. forthcoming. Croft’s Cycle in Mandarin and Cantonese through history and across varieties. In Ljuba Veselinova & Arja Hamari (eds.), The Negative Existential Cycle from a historical-comparative perspective (Studies in Diversity Linguistics Series). Language Science Press.

    Journal Articles

    • Lam, C. 2018. On the interaction between negation and aspect in grammaticalization: a cross-linguistic study of three Chinese varieties. Current Research in Chinese Linguistics 97(1). 215-232.

    Selected Professional & Community Services

    • Ad hoc reviewer for Studies in Chinese Linguistics

    Further Information

    Link to personal homepage

    Modified Date: Feb 26, 2021
    Edit Profile

     
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