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This Friday (March 24 morning @ Mountain Time), I am joining Özge Günay & Duygu Özge, Jacky Chan et al., and Charles C.-J. Lin at SRCD 2023 Biennial Meeting to talk about how speakers use morphosyntactic and discourse cues in language processing. Come join us in Salt Lake City! (Mar 24, 8:30am 251F).


Özge Günay & Duygu Özge: Children's processing of causal and concessive connectors
Elaine Lau: How adults and children produce relative clauses when animacy and thematic role expectations clash

Jacky Chan et al.: Putting lexical cues into discourse context: A corpus study of relative clauses in child-directed and child speech


Head, Research Office  
Assistant Professor (Linguistics) 

Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education

Adjunct Professor 
Department of Linguistics

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Honorary Assistant Professor 
Department of Linguistics

University of Hong Kong


PhD in Linguistics
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Second Language Studies
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


MPhil in Linguistics
University of Hong Kong 

Bachelor of Cognitive Science
University of Hong Kong  

Research interests


Language Acquisition (L1, L2, multilingual, heritage language) 
Language Processing (comprehension vs. production)
Chinese (including Cantonese, and Mandarin Chinese) 


elaine at cuhk dot edu dot hk
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