RGC-funded Projects:

  • Childhood bilingualism and heritage language development 2016-2017 GRF Project no. 14632016 

          PI: Virginia Yip (CUHK), Co-I: Stephen Matthews (HKU)


  • Input conditions and bilingual development in Hong Kong children 2014-2015

          PI: Virginia Yip (CUHK), Co-I: Stephen Matthews (HKU)


  • From Lexicon to Syntax in Childhood Bilingualism 2008-2011

          PI: Virginia Yip (CUHK), Co-I: Stephen Matthews (HKU) and Li Ping (Pennsylvania State University)


  • Rethinking Cantonese grammar: typology, processing and acquisition 2007-2010, RGC Ref. No. HKU748207H

          PI: Stephen Matthews (HKU) Co-I: Virginia Yip (CUHK)


  • Childhood Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition in Hong Kong Children: 2005-2006, RGC Ref. No. CUHK4692/05H

          PI: Virginia Yip(CUHK) Co-I: Stephen Matthews(HKU), Yasuhiro Shirai(Cornell University)


  • Parsing Principles and Constituent Order in Cantonese : 2004-2006, RGC Ref. No. 7258/04H

          PI: Stephen Matthews(HKU) Co-I: Elaine Francis (Purdue), Conrad Perry(HKU) and V. Yip (CUHK)


  • Cognitive and Brain Processing of the Chinese Language, RGC Central Allocation: 2003-2006

          PI: Li-Hai Tan (HKU) Co-I: C. Perry (HKU), J. Spinks (HKU), G. Shen (UT San Antonio), V. Yip (CUHK) & P. Fox (UT San Antonio)


  • Multimedia Perspectives On Bilingual Development, 2002-05

          PI:V. Yip Co-I: S. Matthews 


  • Universals and Specifics in Reading Development: Speed of Processing, Phonological Awareness, Morphological Awareness, and Home Literacy Environment, 2001-03

          PI: Catherine McBride (CUHK) Co-Investigators: Hua Shu (Beijing Normal University), Richard K.Wagner (Florida State University) and               V.Yip 


          PI: V.Yip, Co-I: S.Matthews (HKU) 


  • The Min Dialect of Chaozhou and Comparative Chinese Grammar, 1996-98

          PI: S. Matthews (HKU), Co-I: V. Yip 


          PI: S.Matthews(HKU), Co-I: V. Yip & Huang Yue-Yuan (HKBU) 


  • The Development of Grammatical Competence in the Formal ESL Learning Environment 1992-94

          PI: V.Yip, Co-I: G.Tang 


  • Studies in the Comparative Grammar of English and Cantonese,1992-96

          PI: S. Matthews(HKU), Co-I: V.Yip 


     Other Projects:

          Knowledge Transfer Project Fund (KPF) 

          PI: Catherine So, Co-I: Rosanna Chan, Virginia Yip


  • Childhood bilingualism and heritage language development 2014-2015 (CUHK Direct Grant)

​          PI: V. Yip  Co-I: Ziyin Mai


  • Computer-Aided Second Language Learning Through Speech-Based Human-Computer Interactions 2009-2011 (CUHK Shun Hing Institute of Advanced Engineering in the area of Multimedia Technologies 2009)

          PI: Helen Meng (CUHK, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management)

          Co-I: Pauline Lee (CUHK, Independent Learning Centre), Virginia Yip (CUHK, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages)


  • Language Differentiation in Bilingual Acquisition 2003-2004 (CUHK Direct Grant).


  • Syntactic Categories in Early Bilingual Development 2002-2003 (CUHK Direct Grant).


  • Education Towards Biliteracy and Trilingualism: An Internet Support Project funded by Quality Education Fund

          PI: Kwan Tze-wan (Department of Philosophy, CUHK)

          Co-I:Virginia Yip (Department of MLC, CUHK),Chiang Ying Ho (Department of Chinese Language and Literature)


  • Cyber Discourse: A Linguistic Study on Chat Room Language 2000-2001(CUHK Direct Grant)


  • Minority Languages in Yunnan 2000-2001(CUHK Direct Grant)



Research Projects

Virginia Yip