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:​​

  • Shang, Mengyao, Lucy Zhao, Virginia Yip and Ziyin Mai. 2024. Protracted development in the heritage lexicon: resultative verb compounds in school-age heritage Chinese children and their input. Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism

  • Ganga Rachida, Haoyan Ge, Struiksma Marijn E., Virginia Yip, Aoju Chen. 2024. Prosodic processing in sentences with ‘only’ in L1 and L2 English. Studies in Second Language Acquisition. Published online 2024:1-26. doi:10.1017/S0272263124000019

  • Law Chris, Stephen Matthews and Virginia Yip. 2024. An analysis of English vocabulary in Hong Kong textbooks for bilingual children. Proceedings of The Asian Conference on Education 2023 ISSN: 2186-5892

  • 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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