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School of General Education and Languages

Academic Staff

QUALIFICATIONS

1995 Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Hawaii at Manoa, U.S.A
1983 M.A. in East Asian Languages & Literatures (Chinese), University of Hawaii at Manoa, U.S.A
1981 M.A. in English as a Second Language, University of Hawaii at Manoa, U.S.A
1977 B.A. (Hons) in English Studies and Comparative Literature, the University of Hong Kong

EMPLOYMENT

2018 - present

Professor

Acting Dean, Faculty of Management and Hospitality, THEi

Head, School of General Education and Languages, THEi

2014- 2018 Professor and Head, School of General Education and Languages, THEi
2013-2014 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, Hong Kong Institute of Education
2007-2013 Associate Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, Hong Kong Institute of Education
2008-2012 Head, Department of Early Childhood Education, Hong Kong Institute of Education
1989-2007 Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong
1986-1989 Assistant Lecturer, Department of English, Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

HONORARY APPOINTMENT

2008-2014 Honorary Associate Professor, Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong

 

AWARDS

2016 Sino-British Fellowship Trust (SBFT), UK
1990 Sumi Mackey Alumni Fellowship, East-West Center, Honolulu, USA
1981-1985 Graduate Assistantship, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA
1979-1981 Graduate Study Award, East-West Center, Honolulu, USA

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Child language acquisition and disorders
  • Education of ethnic minority and immigrant students
  • Second language acquisition (Chinese and English)
  • Literacy development in children
  • Bilingualism in Chinese communities
  • Clinical linguistics and Cantonese linguistics

RECENT EXTERNAL GRANTS

  • Yuen ,Y.-M. C. (PI), Cheung, C-K. A., Leung, C-S.S., and Tang, H.H-H. ‘Transition from Secondary to Post-secondary Education: Access, Obstacles, and Success Factors of Immigrant, Minority and Low Income Youth in Hong Kong’. General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council. (HK$1,001,996) (2018.1.1-- ) (on-going)
  • Leung, C.S. (PI) & Wong, Y.F.L. ‘Expression of refusals by Cantonese preschoolers’. Faculty Development Scheme, Competitive Research Funding for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector, Hong Kong Research Grants Council. (2016-2018) (on-going)
  • Wong, Y.F.L. (PI) & Leung, C.S. ‘Development of Cantonese request strategies by Hong Kong Pakistani preschoolers’. General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council (2013-2015)
  • Yuen ,Y.M. C. (PI), Lee, M.S. and Leung, C.S. ‘Educational experiences, self identity and spirituality: A study on the well-being among students from diverse cultures in Hong Kong’. General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council (2013-2015)
  • Leung. C.S. (PI) & Wong, Y.F.L. ‘Encoding motion events in child Cantonese’. General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council (2011-2013)
  • Yuen, Y.M.C. (PI), Wong, P. M., Cheung, C. K., Leung, C.S.,  Ngai, S.K, Yu, W.M. & Yuen, L. H. ‘Provision of consultancy service for a study on pedagogical strategies to enhance effectiveness in a small class setting’. Education Bureau, Hong Kong (2008-2010)
  • Wong, Y.F.L. (PI) & Leung, C.S. ‘Chinese language education for limited/non-Chinese- speaking ethnic minority children in the public sector: Challenges and opportunities.’ Public Policy Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council. (2007-2010)

RECENT INTERNAL GRANT

Leung, C.S. (PI) & Wong, Y.F.L. ‘Use of apology strategies by Cantonese-speaking children’. THEi Seed Grant. (2014-15)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • 劉慧中、梁長城、陳聲珮 (2016) 親子樂閱讀指南。香港:星島出版有限公司。
    [Lau,G., Leung,C.S. & To-Chan, S.P. (Eds.) (2016) Guide to parents on reading. Hong Kong: Sing Tao Publisher.]
  • 羅頌華、梁長城 (2016) 《兒童閱讀的生理及心理基礎》。載: 劉慧中、梁長城、陳聲珮(編),親子樂閱讀指南 (頁40-45) 。香港:星島出版有限公司。[Law, C.W.N., & Leung, C.S.  (2016) Physiological and psychological foundations of children’s reading. In G. Lau, C.S. Leung, & S.P. To-Chan, (Eds.), Guide to parents on reading ( pp. 40-45). Hong Kong: Sing Tao Publisher]
  • 梁長城、羅頌華 (2016)《語言發展與閱讀》。載: 劉慧中、梁長城、陳聲珮(編), 親子樂閱讀指南 (頁46-53)。 香港:星島出版有限公司。 [Leung, C.S., & Law, C.W.N. (2016) Language development and reading. In G. Lau, C.S. Leung, & S.P. To-Chan, (Eds.), Guide to parents on reading (pp. 46-53). Hong Kong: Sing Tao Publisher]
  • Yuen, C.Y.M., Lee, M.S., & Leung, C.-S.S. ( 2016)  Religious belief and its association with life satisfaction of adolescents in Hong Kong. Journal of Beliefs and Values 37 (1), 103-113.
  • Leung, C.-S.S., Lim, S.E.A., & Li, Y.L. (2013). Implementation of the Hong Kong language policy in preschool settings. Early Child Development and Care, 183(10), 1381-1396.
  • Law, C.W.  & Leung, C.-S.S.  (2012). Strategies to help preschool children with speech sound disorders [in Chinese]. Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 11(1&2), 35-44.   
  • Law, C.W.  & Leung, C.-S.S.  (2011)  Speech sound disorders in Hong Kong preschool children [in Chinese]. Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 10 (1), 17-23. 
  • Ng, M. L., Hsueh, G., & Leung, C-S.S. (2010). Voice Pitch Characteristics of Cantonese and English produced by Cantonese-English Bilingual Children. International Journal of Speech-language Pathology. 12(3), 230-236.
  • Leung, C.-S.S., Chan, P.K.H., & Lim, S.E.A.(Eds.). (2010). Critical perspectives on language and literacy. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Reading Association  & International Development in Asia Committee, International Reading Association
  • Chan, S.I. & Leung, C.-S.S.  (2010). To correct or not to correct: Feedback strategies adopted by Hong Kong English teachers. In C.-S.S. Leung, P. K.W. Chan, and S.E.A. Lim (Eds.), Critical perspectives on language and literacy (pp. 73-93).  Hong Kong: Hong Kong Reading Association & International Development in Asia Committee, International Reading Association.
  • Wong, Y.F. L. & Leung, C.-S.S. (2010). Chinese literacy development of ethnic minority children in Hong Kong: Parental expectations.  In C.-S.S. Leung, P. K.W. Chan, and S.E.A. Lim (Eds.), Critical perspectives on language and literacy. (pp. 225-236).  Hong Kong: Hong Kong Reading Association & International Development in Asia Committee, International Reading Association. 
  • So, L.K.H. & Leung, C.-S.S. (2006). The phonological acquisition of Cantonese-Putonghua bilingual children.  In H. Zhu and B. Dodd (ed.), Phonological development and disorders in children: A multilingual  perspective. (pp.413-428). Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.
  • 黃婉芬, 梁長城. (2005). 香港國際學校華裔子弟學習漢語漢文化個案研究. 語言教學與研究, 2005年第1期(總第111期), 頁26-30.[Wong, Y.F.L. & Leung, C.S. (2005).  A case study of the maintenance of Chinese language and culture by children of Chinese origin in international schools in Hong Kong.  Yuyan Jiaoxue yu Yanjiu (Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies), No. 1 (Serial No. 111), 26-30.]  
  • Leung, C.S., Lim,  S.E.A., Lui, Y.Y.E. & Chan, S. I. (2004). Parents’ roles in promoting reading in English at home in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 3(1), 14-24.
  • So, L.K.H. & Leung, C.S.  (2004). A phonological screening tool for Cantonese-speaking children. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 20, 75-86.
  • So, L.K.H., McPherson, B. & Leung, C.S.  (2004).  Skills workshop for a problem-based learning curriculum in speech-language pathology.  Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, 9 (2), 86-95.
  • Leung, C.S.S. &  Wong, S. C.  (Eds.). (2004) Current studies on reading and the teaching of reading. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Reading Association.
  • 戴慶廈, 成燕燕, 梁長城, 黃婉芬. (編) (2004). 雙語學研究II. --國際雙語學研討會論文集. [Dai, Q.,  Cheng, Y., Leung, C.S., & Wong, Y.F.L. (Eds.) (2004). Bilingual Studies II. Beijing: Minzu Publications. 
  • 馬紅英, 蘇周簡開, 梁長城 (2003). 大陸, 香港弱智兒童語言教育比較. 中國特殊教育. 2003年 第1期(總第37期), 頁71-76.[Ma, H., So, L.K.H. & Leung, C.S. (2003).  A comparison of language education for mentally-retarded children in China and Hong Kong.  Chinese Journal of Special Education, No. 1, 2003 (Serial No. 37), 71-76.] 
  • 戴慶廈, 成燕燕, 梁長城, 黃婉芬(編). (2000). 雙語學研究首屆國際雙語學研討會論文集. [Dai, Q.,  Cheng, Y., Leung, C.S., & Wong, Y.F.L. (Eds.) (2000). Bilingual Studies. Beijing: Ethnic Education Study].
  • Fletcher, P., Leung, C.S.S., Stokes, S. & Weizman, Z. (2000). Cantonese pre-school language development: A guide. Hong Kong: Dept. of Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Hong Kong.  (Report of a project funded by the Language Fund, Hong Kong, 1996-1999)  http://cd.emb.gov.hk/scolar/html/rindex_c02696_tw.htm
  • 黃婉芬, 梁長城 (1999). 香港新移民學童的雙語教育問題. 載:陳恩泉(編), 雙語雙方言(六), 頁100-108. 香港: 漢學出版社. [Wong, Y-F.L. & Leung, C.S. (1999).  The bilingual education issues of new immigrant children from mainland China. In E. Chen (Ed.), Bilingual and Bidialectal Studies Vol. 6. (pp. 100-108).  Hong Kong: Hanxue]
  • Leung C.S. & Wong, Y.F.L. (1996).  The (un)changing role of Mandarin Chinese in language education in Hong Kong.  Current Issues in Language & Society, 3.2, 140-151. (Also appeared in  Sue Wright and Helen Kelly-Holmes (Eds.)(1997), One country, two systems, three languages: A survey of changing language use in Hong Kong (pp.34-49).

SELECTED RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Leung, C.-S.S. (June 2018).  “Exploring independent learning approach to learning English in a rapid changing world: Issues and challenges” The European Conference on Language Learning 2018, Brighton, UK, 29 June- 1 July, 2018.

  • Leung, C.-S.S. & Wong, Y.-F. L. (July 2017).  “Expression of Refusals in Child Cantonese” 15th International pragmatics Conference, Belfast, U.K., 16-21 July, 2017 

  • Leung, C.-S.S., Ng, T. H. B. & Wong, Y.-F. L. (Dec 2016).  “The use of sentence final particles in apologies by Hong Kong preschool children”. The 21st International Conference on Yue Dialects, Macau, 12-13 December, 2016.

  • Leung, C.-S.S. & Wong, Y.-F. L. (Nov 2016).  “Expressing Refusals in Child Cantonese: A Pilot Study”. 3rd International Conference of the American Pragmatics Association, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 4-6 November, 2016.

  • Wong, Y.-F. L. & Leung, C.-S.S.  (Aug 2016).  “L2 Cantonese pragmatic development of Hong Kong Pakistani pre-schoolers: a study of requests”.  4th International Conference on Chinese as Second language Research, Shanghai, PRC, 19-21 August, 2016.
  • Leung, C.-S.S. & Wong, Y.-F. L. (June 2016).  “Making apologies in Cantonese by young children.”  The European Conference on Language Learning 2016, Brighton, UK, 29 June- 3 July, 2016.
  • Leung, C.-S.S. & Wong, Y.-F. L. (July 2015).  “Expressing requests in Cantonese by young children.”  14th International Pragmatics Conference, Antwerp, Belgium, 26-31July, 2015
  • Chan, S.I.I. & Leung, C.-S.S. (May 2015) “An independent learning project in an English course: challenges and problems” The Asian Conference on Language Learning, Kobe, Japan, 30 April- 3 May, 2015.
  • Wong, Y.-F. L. & Leung, C.-S. S. (March 2015).  “L2 Cantonese pragmatic development of Pakistani pre-school children in Hong Kong”. International Conference on Bilingualism , Valletta, Malta, 23-25 March, 2015
  • Wong, Y.-F. L. & Leung, C.-S. S. (June 2014).  “Making requests in L2 child Cantonese”. 14th International Conference on Language and Social Psychology (ICLASP 14), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, June 19-22, 2014. 
  • Chan, S.I.I. & Leung, C.-S.S. (May 2014) “English for academic purposes and the use of self-study material: A survey of the views of students”. 5th International Conference on Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching, Konin, Poland, May 12-14, 2014.
  • Wong, Y.F.L. & Leung, C.-S. S. (September 2013) “L2 Cantonese Chinese request strategies of Pakistani preschoolers in Hong Kong”, 13th International Pragmatics Conference, New Delhi, September 8-13, 2013.
  • Yuen, Y. M. C., & Leung,C.-S. S. (July 2013). There is a destiny for all: a common belief among Muslim youth in Hong Kong. Paper presented at Congresso Internacional Envolvimento dos Alunos na Escola (CIEAE), Portugal: Lisboa.
  • Leung, C.-S.S. & Wong, Y.-F. L. (June 2013).  “Expressing motion events by Cantonese – speaking children in video narratives”(poster).  Child Language Seminar, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, June 24-25, 2013.
  • Wong, Y.-F. L. & Leung, C.-S.S. (June 2013). “L2 Cantonese Chinese Acquisition of Pakistani Preschoolers in Hong Kong”. The 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB 9), Singapore, June 10-13, 2013.
  • Chan, S.I.I. & Leung, C-S.S. (May 2013).  “Error correction in writing: voices from L2 English learners”. 12th Annual Pan SIG conference, From Many, One: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Community. Nagoya, Japan, May 18-19, 2013.
  • Leung, C.S.S. (April 2013).  “English language education in Hong Kong: an overview of policies and practices”.  International Joint Seminar between Lumsa University and the Hong Kong Institute of Education-- Early Childhood and Society in Rome and Hong Kong,  Lumsa University, Rome, April 15-18, 2013.

SELECTED CONSULTANCIES

  • Consultant of the QEF project awarded to Hong Kong University of Education (Title: “Support for diverse learning needs (reading and writing) in junior secondary schools” (2013-2017)
  • Honorary consultant of ICAN Whole Person Education Pre-school project (Title: “Enhancement of mental health of preschool children, teachers and parents through a holistic school based approach「通過校本渠道強化香港幼兒及其教師與家長精神心理健康計劃」), funded by Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. (2012-2013)

EXTERNAL EXAMINER OF DOCTORAL THESES

  • Title of thesis: “Urbanization, Language Use, Language Attitude and Identity: A Study of Language Life in Dongguan” (城市化、語言使用、語言態度和認同:東莞語言生活研究). PhD thesis, University of Macau, 2016

  • Title of thesis: “Syntactic Development of Primary School Students in Singapore: Analyses of Sentence Production in Chinese Writing” (新加坡小學生華文作文的句子發展) PhD thesis, the University of Hong Kong, 2015
  • Title of dissertation: “The use of stories, rhymes and poems in Hong Kong preschool classrooms - Can a professional development programme make a difference?” EdD. Dissertation, the University of Bristol, UK, 2012. 
  • Title of thesis: “Bilingual education for majority-language students: A study of the factors affecting the initiation and implementation of a municipality-wide Chinese-English bilingual education project in Shanghai”. PhD thesis, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2011.

SUPERVISION OF PhD THESES

  • Szeto, Ka-Sinn, Kitty (2015). “The acquisition of generic noun phrases”. PhD thesis, the University of Hong Kong.)
  • Law, C.W. (2013). “The development of request strategies in Cantonese-school-aged children”. PhD thesis, the University of Hong Kong
  • Cheung, Yee-Man (2004). “Vocabulary development in the written Chinese of Key Stage Two primary pupils in Hong Kong”. PhD thesis, the University of Hong Kong
  • Zhou, Jing (2001). “Pragmatic development of Mandarin-speaking children from 14 months to 32 Months”. PhD thesis, the University of Hong Kong.