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Dr Alice Chan

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: M8075 CMC
Phone: 34429752
Fax: 34420288
Email: enalice@cityu.edu.hk
Alice Chan is Associate Professor in the Department. She gained her BA in Linguistics from the University of Lancaster, UK, her MPhil in Computer Speech and Language Processing from the University of Cambridge, UK, and her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Before she joined the University, she had taught at the Language Centre, Hong Kong Baptist College (now known as Hong Kong Baptist University), and at the Department of English, the University of Hong Kong. She has published in various professional magazines, conference proceedings, edited books, and international journals, including leading, SSCI-listed (Social Sciences Citation Index-listed) or AHCI-listed (Arts and Humanities Citation Index-listed) journals such as TESOL Quarterly, Applied Linguistics, The Modern Language Journal, Linguistics, International Journal of Lexicography, Journal of Chinese Linguistics, The Canadian Journal of Linguistics, and Foreign Language Annals. She has also been a manuscript reviewer for many prestigious, international journals. Her research interests include second language acquisition, grammar, phonetics and phonology, and lexicography, and her teaching interests include English linguistics, English and Chinese in contrast, English grammar, and English phonetics and phonology.

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  • Chan, Alice. (2012). Cantonese English as a second language learners’ perceived relations between “similar” L1 and L2 speech sounds: a test of the Speech Learning Model. The Modern Language Journal. 96/1. 1 - 19.
  • Chan, Alice. (2012). Cantonese ESL learners' use of grammatical information in a monolingual dictionary for determining the correct use of a target word. International Journal of Lexicography. 25/1. 68 - 94.
  • Chan, Alice. (2012). The use of a monolingual dictionary for meaning determination by advanced Cantonese ESL learners in Hong Kong. Applied Linguistics. 33/2. 115 - 140.
  • Chan, Alice. (2011). Bilingualized or monolingual dictionaries? Preferences and practices of advanced ESL learners in Hong Kong. Language, Culture and Curriculum. 24/1. 1 - 21.
  • Chan, Alice. (2011). The perception of English speech sounds by Cantonese ESL learners in Hong Kong. TESOL Quarterly. 45/4. 718 - 748.
  • Chan, Alice. (2010). An investigation into Cantonese ESL learners' acquisition of English initial consonant clusters. Linguistics. 48/1. 99 - 141.
  • Chan, Alice. (2010). Toward a taxonomy of written errors: a case of Hong Kong Cantonese ESL learners. TESOL Quarterly. 44/2. 295 - 319.
  • Chan, Alice. (2007). The acquisition of English word-final consonants by Cantonese ESL learners in Hong Kong. The Canadian Journal of Linguistics. 52/3. 231 - 253.
  • Chan, Alice. (2006). An algorithmic approach to error correction: An empirical study. Foreign Language Annals. 39/1. 131 - 147.
  • Chan, Alice. (2004). Syntactic transfer: Evidence from the interlanguage of Hong Kong Chinese ESL learners. The Modern Language Journal. 88/1. 56 - 74.

Last update date : 01 Mar 2015