Profile


Qualifications

2013-2017      PhD, University of Cambridge
2012-2013      MPhil, University of Cambridge (Distinction)
2010-2012      MPhil, University of Hong Kong
2006-2010      BA&BEd (English), University of Hong Kong (1st Class Honours)

 

Professional Appointments

8/2018-Present     Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong
8/2017-7/2018      Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong
9/2016-8/2017      Lecturer (UK Assistant Professor), Lancaster University

 

Research Interests

Experimental phonetics, forensic phonetics, prosody, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, implicit and explicit language learning, English in Hong Kong

Speech, Language and Cognition Laboratory

 

Research Grants

External

  • Evidential value of voice quality acoustics in forensic voice comparison. Hong Kong Research Grants Council Early Career Scheme. (PI, HKD$450,000, 2019-2022)

Internal

  • Using eyetracking for research in psycholinguistics and second language acquisition. Seed Fund for Basic Research for New Staff, University of Hong Kong. (PI, HKD 150,000)
  • Faculty of Arts Start-up Grant, University of Hong Kong. (PI, HKD 180,000)
  • Implicit learning in second language (L2) settings. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Fund, Lancaster University. (PI, GBP£2200, 2016-2017)
  • Implicit Learning of Phonotactics in a Tone Language. Small Project Funding, HKU. (Co-I, HKD$72,800, 2015-2018)

 

Courses to be taught in 2019-20:

ENGL2158       Language processing and learning
ENGL2166       English phonetics
ENGL7102       Global Englishes 


 

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Selected Publications


Refereed Journal Articles

Chan, R. & Leung, J. (accepted). Why are lexical tones difficult to learn? Insights from the incidental learning of tone-segment connections. Studies in Second Language Acquisition

Chan, R. (accepted). Speaker discrimination: citation tones vs. coarticulated tones. Speech Communication

Chan, R. & Leung, J. (2018). Implicit knowledge of L2 lexical stress rules: evidence from the combined use of subjective and objective awareness measures. Applied Psycholinguistics39(1), 37-66.

Chan, R. (2016). Speaker variability in the realization of lexical tones. International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, 23(2), 195-214.

Chan, R. & Leung, J. (2014). Implicit learning of L2 word stress regularities. Second Language Research, 30(4), 463-484.

 

Book Chapter

Chan, R. (expected in 2020). Tone languages. In F. Nolan, K. McDougall & T. Hudson (Eds), Oxford Handbook of Forensic Phonetics. Oxford University Press.

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Chan, R. (2019). Difficulty in learning L2 tones: Insights from the incidental learning of tone-segment mappings. Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Melbourne, Australia.

Leemann, A., Kolly, M. J., Li, Y., Chan, R., Kwek, G. & Jesperson, A. (2016). Towards a typology of prominence perception: the role of duration. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP2016). Boston, MA.

Chan, R. (2015). Speaker variability in the production of coarticulated Tones. Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK.

Chan, R.  & Leung, J. (2012). Implicit learning of L2 word stress rules. In Miyake, N., Peebles, D. & Cooper, R. P. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

 

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Presentations


Invited Talks

  • Introduction to forensic speech science and tonal parameters for forensic voice comparison. Chulalongkorn University. 12th March 2019.
  • Speaker variability in the realisation of coarticulated tones. University of Glasgow. 19th January 2017.
  • Cantonese: the biggest endangered language? Cambridge Endangered Languages and Cultures Group. University of Cambridge. 2nd March 2016 (with Cherry Lam).

 

Conference Organisation

  • Member of local organizing committee, Sociolinguistic Symposium 23(SS23). 16-19th June, 2020.
  • Member of local organizing committee, Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE) 2015. 29th June to 1st July, 2015.

 

Conference Presentations

Chan, R. (2019). L2 Difficulty in acquiring L2 tones: Insights from the incidental learning of tone-segment mapping. Talk at New Sounds 2019. 30th August-1st September.

Chan, R. (2019). Difficulty in learning L2 tones: Insights from the incidental learning of tone-segment mappings. Talk at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2019). 5th-9th August.

Chan, R. (2019). Difficulty of L2 tone acquisition as revealed by the incidental learning of tone-segment mappings. Talk at the International Symposium of Bilingualism 12 (ISB12). 23rd-28th June.

Chan, R. (2019). L2 tone processing as revealed by the incidental learning of tone- segment mappings. Poster at the Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language (HISPhonCog 2019). 24th-25th May.

Chan, R. (2017). Speaker discrimination: citation tones vs. coarticulated tone. Talk at the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL). 10th-14th July.

Chan, R. & Li, Y. (2017). Effect of segmental composition on f0 peak alignment of Cantonese rising tones. Talk at Tone and Intonation in Europe (TIE 2016). 1st-3rd September. (Winner of IPA student award)

Chan, R. (2016). Correlations between tonal F0 and vowel formants. Talk at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA). 24th-27th July.

Leemann, A., Kolly, M. J., Li, Y., Chan, R., Kwek, G. & Jesperson, A. (2016). Towards a typology of prominence perception: the role of duration. Poster at the 8th International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP2016). 31st May-3rd June.

Li, Y., Chan, R., Leemann, A., Kwek, G., Jesperson, A. & Kolly, M. J. (2016). The role of duration in the perception of prominence in typologically different and related language. Talk at the British Association of Academic Phoneticians (BAAP) Colloquium. 30th March-1st April.

Chan, R. (2015). Speaker Variability in the Production of Coarticulated Tones. Paper presented at the discussion panel “Forensic phonetics and speaker characteristics” in the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS). 10th-14th August. (Winner of Gösta Bruce Scholarship)

Chan, R. (2015). Tone Coarticulation and Forensic Speaker Comparison. Talk at the International Association for Forensic Phonetics and Acoustics (IAFPA) Annual Conference. 8th-10th July.

Chan, R. Speaker-specific Realization of Lexical Tone: The Case of Cantonese. Poster at the British Association of Academic Phoneticians (BAAP) Colloquium. 7th-9th April. 

Chan, R. & Leung, J. (2012). Implicit Learning of L2 Word Stress Rules. Talk at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). 1st-4th August. (Winner of Glushko Travel Grant)

Chan, R. & Leung, J. (2011). Implicit Learning of L2 Spanish Stress Regularities. Talk at the 16th World Congress of Applied Linguistics. 23rd-29th August.

 
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Last updated: 26 July 2019