Honors & Awards

Virginia Yip

   Book Awards:

  • CUHK Research Excellence Award 2006-2007​


  • 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."


      Award acceptance speech read more

    

    Student Thesis Awards:


     Postgraduate students and award recipients:


  • Chan, Angel Wing Shan.

         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.

  • Gu, Chloe Chenjie.

         2007. The Acquisition of Dative Constructions in Cantonese-English Bilingual Children. MPhil Thesis, CUHK.

         2007 Linguistic Society of Hong Kong Outstanding MPhil Thesis Award

  • Wong, Hinny Hin Yee.

         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:


  • Chan, Angel. 2010. The Cantonese double object construction with bei2 ‘give’ in bilingual children: The role of input. International Journal of Bilingualism 14: 65-85.


  • Gu, Chenjie.2010. Crosslinguistic influence in two directions: The acquisition of dative constructions in Cantonese-English bilingual children. International Journal of Bilingualism 14: 87-103.