Dr. Emily Ge is currently Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Languages. She received her M.Phil and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on language acquisition and real-time processing in bilingual children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and adult second language learners, through psycholinguistic (e.g., eye-tracking) and corpus linguistic methods. Her recent RGC-funded project investigates the language development of autistic Cantonese-speaking children with and without English exposure. Dr. Ge has obtained the qualification of administering and coding Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2) for clinical and research reliability.
Teaching Areas & Research Interests
- Childhood Bilingualism
- Language Development of Children with ASD
- Second Language Acquisition
- Corpus Linguistics
Academic & Professional Experience
2020 - 2022, Principal Investigator, The impact of bilingual exposure on the language development of Cantonese-speaking children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Faculty Development Scheme, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, HK$659,438.
2020 - 2022, Co-Investigator, Perception and production of the Putonghua tone of non-Chinese-speaking South Asian ethnic minority students in Hong Kong, Faculty Development Scheme, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, HK$575,100.
2021 - 2023, Co-Investigator, A corpus-based study of the acquisition of quantifiers, Guangdong Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science, CNY$50,000.
2022 - 2023, Principal Investigator, The role of parental input in the language development of Cantonese-English bilingual children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Hong Kong: A corpus study, Research and Development Fund, HK$195,400.
2019 - 2020, Principal Investigator, The use of prosody in pragmatic comprehension by Cantonese-speaking children with high-functioning autism, Katie Shu Sui Pui Charitable Trust - Reseach and Publication Fund, HK$97,247.
2019 - 2020, Co-Investigator, A pilot study on analyzing HKEAA English argumentative essays for learning and teaching in Hong Kong secodary schools, School Research Grant, HK$60,000.
- Sasmar Putri, A., Ge, H., Hart, A., Yip, V., & Chen, A. (2019). The effect of explicit training on comprehension of English focus-to-prosody mapping by Indonesian learners of English. In S. Calhoun., P, Escudero., M, Tabain., & P, Warren (Eds.) Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019 (pp. 1937-1941). Canberra, Australia: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc.
- Ge, H., Chen, A., & Yip, V. (2018). L1 effects on L2 comprehension of focus-to-prosody mapping: A comparison between Cantonese and Dutch learners of English. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody 2018 (pp. 187-191). Poznań, Poland. doi: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2018-38.
- Ge, H.*, Liu, F., Yuen, H. K., Chen, A., & Yip, V. (2022). Comprehension of prosodically and syntactically marked focus in Cantonese-speaking children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05770-1 (SSCI; 5-year IF: 5.258)
- Leung, D., Chow, V., & Ge, H. (2022). A learner corpus is born this way: Design, demonstration and direction. Data in Brief, 44, 108527. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2022.108527
- Kang, X.* & Ge, H.* (2022). Tracking object-state representations during real-time language comprehension by native and non-native speakers of English. Frontiers in Psychology, 13:819243. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.819243 (SSCI; 5-year impact factor: 3.62)
- Ge, H., Mulders, I., Kang, X., Chen, A., & Yip, V. (2021). Processing focus in native and non-native speakers: An eye-tracking study in the visual world paradigm. Applied Psycholinguistics, 42(4), 1057-1088. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0142716421000230 (SSCI, 5-year impact factor: 2.089).
- Ge, H., Chen, A., & Yip, V. (2020). Comprehension of focus-to-accentuation mapping in sentences with only by advanced Cantonese learners and Dutch learners of English. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 1-25. doi:10.1017/S0272263120000248 (SSCI, 5-year impact factor: 3.146).
- Lee, C., Ge, H., & Chung, E. (2021). What linguistic features distinguish and predict L2 writing quality? A study of examination scripts written by adolescent Chinese learners of English in Hong Kong. System, 97, 102461. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2021.102461 (SSCI, 5-year impact factor: 2.464)
- Ge, H., Matthews, S., Cheung, L., & Yip, V. (2017). Bidirectional cross-linguistic influence in Cantonese-English bilingual children: The case of right-dislocation. First Language, 37(3), 231-251. https://doi.org/10.1177/0142723716687955 (SSCI, 5-year impact factor: 1.483)
- Ge, H. (2017). A prosodic analysis of adjective reduplication in Ningbo Chinese. Studies in Prosodic Grammar, 2(2), 104-118.
Selected Professional & Community Services
- Ad hoc reviewer for Applied Psycholinguistics, Frontiers in Psychology, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of Chinese Linguistics, Laboratory Phonology, Lingua, Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Studies in Prosodic Grammar
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