Leonard Bloomfield Book Award:
"The Linguistic Society of America announces the 2009
recipient of the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award.
The winning book is chosen by a three-member committee
from among works submitted to the LSA for consideration.
The award will be presented at the LSA's business meeting
on January 9, 2009 in San Francisco, California.
The Bilingual Child: Early Development and Language
Contact, by Virginia Yip and Stephen Matthews, presents
interesting new data and insightful analyses of bilingual
development. Based on the most extensive bilingual corpus
yet assembled and drawing on both generative and typological
theoretical perspectives, the authors provide an extensive,
informed and data-rich treatment of a difficult problem.
The book sets a new standard for the study of childhood
bilingualism, and shows how this study bears on many
different areas of linguistics, including monolingual
acquisition, language contact, syntactic theory, typology,
and historical linguistics."
Postgraduate students and award recipients:
2004. The Development of bei2 ‘give’ Dative Constructions in Early Child Cantonese. MPhil Thesis, CUHK.
2004. DAAD Scholarship for PhD program to study at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
2007. The Acquisition of Dative Constructions in Cantonese-English Bilingual Children. MPhil Thesis, CUHK.
2007 Linguistic Society of Hong Kong Outstanding MPhil Thesis Award
2010. The Acquisition of Verb Particle Constructions in Cantonese-English Bilingual Children. MPhil Thesis, CUHK.
2010. Linguistic Society of Hong Kong Outstanding MPhil Thesis Award
Publications based on student theses: