Prof. Virginia Yip's Google Scholar citations


         London: Routledge. (eBook is available)

         Workbook.London: Routledge. (eBook is available)

         Feng, S. & V. Yip. (eds.) 2014. William Labov and William S-Y. Wang: A Dialogue on Sound ChangeBeijing: Peking University Press.

  • Yip, V. & S. Matthews. 2013. 双语儿童:早期发展与语言接触 《语言科技文库》 译者:蔡雅菁  出版社: 北京世界图书出版公司

                 See review by Fang Yew-Jin (2001). Asian Studies Review 25.3.379-381.

               Reviews of Yip (1995) include the following:
               ~ Yuan Boping (1997) Studies in Second Language Acquisition. 19.4:513-514. 
               ~ Wolfgang Kuhlwein (1999) International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Tea
ching 37.4:321-327.

                Reviews of Matthews and Yip (1994) include the following:

               ~ Samuel H-N. Cheung (1996) International Review of Chinese Linguistics Vol.1.1:129-133

               ~ Alain Peyraube (1996) International Review of Chinese Linguistics Vol. 1.1.: 126-128 [in French] 

               ~ Hugh Baker (1996) School of Oriental and African Studies Bulletin pp. 182-184. 

               ~ Gisela Bruche-Schulz (1996) Cahiers de Lingusitique-Asie Orientale 25:135-157. 

               ~ JeroenWiedenhof (1996) Glot International Vol.2.3:19. 

               ~ Marjorie Chan (1998) Journal of Chinese Language Teachers Association Vol.33.3:97-106. (online review by Marjorie Chan)。

     Journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings:​​

  • Ge, Haoyan, Albert Lee, Hoi Kwan Yuen, Fang Liu, and Virginia Yip. 2023. Bilingual exposure might enhance L1 development in Cantonese–English bilingual autistic children: Evidence from the production of focus. Autism

  • Kang, Xin, Virginia Yip, Stephen Matthews and Patrick C.M. Wong. 2023. A large-scale repository of spoken narratives in French, German and Spanish from Cantonese-speaking learners. Scientific Data.

  • Lee, Jonathan H.N., Regine Y.K. Lai, Stephen Matthews and Virginia Yip. 2023. Prosodic interaction in Cantonese-English bilingual children’s speech production. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism doi:

  • Ge, Haoyan, Fang Liu, Hoi Kwan Yuen, Aishu Chen and Virginia Yip. 2022. Comprehension of prosodically and syntactically marked focus in Cantonese-speaking children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

  • Zhou, Jiangling, Ziyin Mai, Qiuyun Cai, Yuqing Liang and Virginia Yip. 2022. Reference production in Mandarin-English bilingual preschoolers: Linguistic, input, and cognitive factors. Frontiers in Psychology

  • Mai, Ziyin and Virginia Yip. 2022. Caretaker input and trilingual development of Mandarin, Cantonese and English in early childhood (1;6-2;11). International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

  • 麦子茵、吴庄、叶彩燕 2021. 幼儿三语习得研究:现状、个案及前景,《国际汉语教学研究》,4,4-14页. (Mai, Ziyin, Zhuang Wu & Virginia Yip. 2021. Early trilingual development: the state of the art and a Chinese case. Journal of International Chinese Teaching. 8(4), pp. 4-14.

  • Kang, Xin, Stephen Matthews, Virginia Yip and Patrick Wong. 2021. Language and non-language factors in foreign language learning: evidence for the Learning Condition Hypothesis. npj Science of Learning  6. 28.

  • Ge, Haoyan, Iris Mulders, Xin Kang, Aoju Chen and Virginia Yip. 2021. Processing focus in native and non-native speakers of English: An eye-tracking study in the visual world paradigm. Applied Psycholinguistics​​ 42.4. 1057-1088. DOI:

  • Liu, Fang., Yanjun Yin, Alice Chan, Virginia Yip and Patrick Wong. 2021. Individuals with congenital amusia do not show context-dependent perception
    of tonal categories. Brain and Language. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2021.104908

  • Mai, Ziyin, Lucy Xia Zhao and Virginia Yip. 2021. The Mandarin ba-construction in school-age heritage speakers and their parents. 
    Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (pdf)

  • Zhou Jiangling and Virginia Yip. 2021. The post-verbal pronoun KEOI in child Cantonese: a corpus-based study. Journal of Chinese Linguistics.49.2. 379–419.

  • Ge, Haoyan, Aoju Chen and Virginia Yip. 2020. Comprehension of focus-to-accentuation mapping in sentences with only by advanced Cantonese learners and Dutch learners of English. Studies in Second Language Acquisition.1-25. (pdf)

  • Zhou, J., Mai, Z., & Yip, V. 2020. Bi-directional cross-linguistic influence in object realization in Cantonese-English bilingual children. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition DOI: (pdf)

  • Szeto, P., S. Matthews and V. Yip. 2019. Bilingual children as “laboratories” for studying contact outcomes: Development of perfective aspect. Linguistics.  DOI:

  • Yip, V., Z. Mai and S. Matthews. 2018. CHILDES for bilingualism. In D. Miller, F. Bayram, J. Rothman and L. Serratrice (eds.) Bilingual Cognition and Language: The State of the Science Across its Subfields. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  • Deng, X. and V. Yip. 2018.  A multimedia corpus of child Mandarin: the Tong corpus. Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 46.1. 69-92. doi:10.1353/jcl.2018.0002

  • Chan, A., S. Chen, S. Matthews and V. Yip. 2017. Comprehension of subject and object relative clauses in a trilingual acquisition context. Frontiers in Psychology.

  • 叶彩燕 ,马诗帆. 2017. 父母语言策略与粤英双语儿童语码混合现象 《语言战略研究》Chinese Journal of Policy and Planning. Vol. 2.6.

  • Mai, Z., J. C.Y. Kwan and V. Yip. 2016. Expressing Displacement in Heritage Cantonese: Cross-linguistic Influence and Structural Vulnerability. International Journal of Bilingualism. DOI:

  • Matthews, S. and V. Yip. 2016. Relative constructions. In Huang, C. R. and D. X. Shi. (eds.,) A Reference Grammar of Chinese. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Deng, X. and V. Yip. 2016. Cognition and perception in the linguistic encoding of space in child Mandarin. Journal of Chinese Linguistics 44.2. 287-325.

  • Deng, X. and V. Yip. 2015. The linguistic encoding of space in child Mandarin: A corpus-based study. Linguistics 53:5.1079-1112.

  • Yip, V. and S. Matthews. In press. Childhood bilingualism in the Chinese context. In W. Behr, Y-G. Gu , Z. Handel, C.-T. J. Huang and R. Sybesma. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics. Leiden: Brill.

  • Matthews, S. and V. Yip. 2014. Bilingual and multilingual acquisition of Chinese. In Huang, C.-T. J., Y.-H. A. Li, and A. Simpson (eds.), The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics, pp.495-510.

  • Yip, V. 2013. Simultaneous language acquisition. In F. Grosjean and L. Ping (eds).The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism, Wiley-Blackwell, 119-136.

  • Chan, A., S. Matthews and V. Yip. 2012. The acquisition of relative clauses in Cantonese and Mandarin. In Evan Kidd (ed.) The Acquisition

        of  Relative Clauses: Processing, Typology and Function. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp.197-226.



  • Chan, A.H.D., Luke, K.K., P. Li, Yip, V., Li, G.., Weekes, B., & Tan, L.H. 2008. Neural correlates of nouns and verbs in early bilinguals. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1145: 30-40.

  • Matthews, S. and V. Yip. 2008. Passive, unaccusative and pretransitive constructions in Chaozhou. In Djamouri, R., B.Meisterernst and R. Sybesma (eds). Chinese Linguistics in Leipzig, pp.163-174. Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur l'Asie Orientale, Paris.

  • Yip, V. and S. Matthews. 2007. Relative Clauses in Cantonese-English Bilingual Children: Typological Challenges and Processing Motivations. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 29: 277-300.

  • Yip, V. 2006. Early bilingual acquisition in the Chinese context. In Li P., L-H .Tan, E. Bates & O. Tzeng. (eds.) Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics (Vol.1). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 148-162.

  • Yip, V. 2004. 粵英雙語兒童早期的語法發展 《當代語言學》第一期, 1-18 頁. “Early syntactic development in Cantonese-English bilingual children” Contemporary Linguistics 6.1.1-18.

  • Matthews, S. & V. Yip. 2002. "Relative Clauses in Early Bilingual Development: Transfer and Universals," in A. Giacalone (ed.), Typology and Second Language Acquisition. Mouton de Gruyter. 
  •                ~ See online review of the book by Malcolm Finney

  • Matthews, S.& V. Yip. 2001. "The Structure and Stratification of Relative Clauses in Contemporary Cantonese," in H. Chappell (ed.), Sinitic Grammar:Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives. Oxford University Press, 266-281.

  • Yip, V. & G. Tang. 1998. "Acquisition of English Reflexive Binding by Cantonese Learners: testing the positive transfer hypothesis," in M-L. Beck (ed.), Morphology and its Interfaces in Second Language Knowledge. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  • Matthews, S & V. Yip. 1998. "Verb-copying Constructions in Cantonese," in B. T'sou (ed.), Studia Linguistica Serica. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong.

  • Yip, V. & S. Matthews. 1995. "I-Interlanguage and typology," in L. Eubank et al (eds.), The Current State of Interlanguage. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  • Yip, V. 1994. "Consciousness-raising and Learnability," in T.Odlin (ed.), Perspectives on Pedagogical Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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