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Dr Tsang, Wai Lan 曾慧蘭

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Honorary Assistant Professor

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Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
The University of Hong KongBA
The University of Hong KongMPhil in Linguistics
University of CambridgeMPhil in English and Applied Linguistics
University of CambridgePhD in English and Applied Linguistics
Biography

Wai Lan Tsang received her MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge, specialising in Chinese syntax and L2 acquisition of English. Prior to joining HKU as Assistant Professor, she worked at a number of local universities, where she developed and taught a wide range of linguistics and English and Cantonese enhancement courses. Her research focuses on both linguistics and applied linguistics. In linguistics, her interests include syntax and morphology as well as contrastive analysis of Chinese and English. In applied linguistics, her principal interest is in second and third language acquisition. Her recent publications focus on the influence of a third language on a second language and the acquisition of Mandarin as a foreign language. Currently she is the principal investigator on a project on the possible influence of a third language or a previously learnt second language, and a co-investigator of a project on learning Chinese and Japanese null arguments as a third language. She is also Editor of the Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics and a member of the Editorial Board ofLanguage in Contrast (John Benjamins).

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2011-09-01Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowships: Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge & The University of Hong Kong
Others
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
4/2010 - PresentMemberInternational Association of Chinese Linguistics
4/2008 - PresentMemberThe Association for Language Awareness
6/2010 - PresentMemberThe Japan Second Language Association
3/2009 - PresentMemberThe Linguistic Society of Hong Kong
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