Current Research

Research Areas 

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  • Drama Studies and World Englishes

  • Novel, Film Studies and Critical Theory

  • Task-based Language Teaching, Second Language Acquisition

  • Sign Language and Gesture, Syntax

  • Multilingual Studies, Semantics, Digital Humanities

  • English Language and Education

  • Political Theory and Literature, Modern and contemporary literature

  • Postcolonialism, Stylistics
  • External Funding

    • 2018-2020 Principal Investigator: Dr Donovan Grose

    ‘Co-speech Gestures Across First and Second Languages in Hong Kong: Cantonese and English’ 
    Faculty Development Scheme, Research Grant Council
    (UGC/FDS14/H03/17, HK$1,015,263)

    • 2014-2017 Principal Investigator: Dr Gavin Bui

    ‘Task Sequencing with Different Task Types and Conditions in Task-based Language Teaching: A Longitudinal Study on Immediate Task Performance and Long-term Proficiency Development’
    Faculty Development Scheme, Research Grant Council
    (UGC/FDS14/H01/14, HK$684,526)

    • 2014-2016 Principal Investigator: Dr Maggie Ma

    ‘Exploring English  teachers’ assessment practices and student perceptions of them in Hong Kong’s self-financing tertiary education context’
    Faculty Development Scheme, Research Grant Council
    (UGC/FDS14/H08/14, HK$562,971)

    • 2014-2015 Principal Investigator: Dr Maggie Ma

    ‘Exploring learning-oriented assessment in Hong Kong’s self-financing tertiary education context’
    Small Research Grant, Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education
    (SRGS-13-03, HK$28,600)

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