Dr. Hinny Wong received her B.A., M.Phil and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Before joining OUHK, she was lab manager of Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre, CUHK and a visiting lecturer at the Department of English, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research interests lie in Chinese grammar, first and bilingual language acquisition with special focus on bilingual children in Hong Kong. Her current research projects include the acquisition of word order variations in Cantonese and Mandarin, early language development of premature born children, and linguistic features of Chinese writing in HKDSE.
Teaching Areas & Research Interests
- Language Acquisition
- Syntax and Semantics
- Comparative Chinese Grammar
Academic & Professional Experience
"A Pilot Study on Analyzing HKDSE Chinese Writing for Teaching and Learning in Hong Kong Secondary Schools" (HK$166,683) , Funding from President’s Advisory Committee on Research and Development (PACRD), OUHK
Selected Conference Presentations
WONG, H. Y. (2019). Typological relatedness and word order variations: Directional verb complement constructions in Cantonese-Mandarin bilingual children. Paper presented at the International Conference on Multilingual Acquisition and Multilingual Education, The Education University of Hong Kong.
WONG, H. Y. & Yip, V. (2013). The role of exposure of cross-linguistic influence: Directional verb complement constructions in Cantonese-Mandarin bilingual children. Paper presented at the 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB9), Singapore.
WONG, H. Y. & Yip, V. (2012). The acquisition of Mandarin directional verb complement constructions in Cantonese-Mandarin bilingual children. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-20), Hong Kong.
WONG, H. Y. & Yip, V. (2012). A comparative study of directional verb complement constructions in Mandarin and Cantonese. Paper presented at the 24th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-24), San Francisco.
WONG, H. Y. & Yip, V. (2011). Bidirectional transfer in the acquisition of Cantonese directional verb complement constructions by Cantonese-English bilingual children. Paper presented at the 8th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB8), Oslo, Norway.
Outstanding Thesis Award (Thesis titled "The Acquisition of Verb Particle Constructions in Cantonese-English Bilingual Children", supervised by Prof. Virginia Yip), Linguistic Society of Hong Kong, 2010
Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera, DELE), B2 (Advanced)