Completed Grants

  1. 2016/02/01 – 2017/12/31, Research and Development Projects 2015-16, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (EDB(LE)/P&R/EL/164/24) (PI). “Cantonese English accent reduction and native-like accent enhancement characterization and training for primary school students and English teachers. 港式英語口音如何改善?小學學生與英語老師英語訓練的聲學與感知研究”, HKD$3,811,000.
  2. 2016/06/01 – 2017/08/31, Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research, University of Hong Kong (201511159117) (PI). “Neuromodulation using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in enhancing articulation performance in Cantonese”, HKD$34,490.
  3. 2015/06/01 – 2017/03/15, Small Project Funding, University of Hong Kong (201409176025) (Co-I) “Plosive production in Cantonese speakers with Parkinson’s disease”, HKD$52,787.
  4. 2015/06/30 – 2016/12/29, Small Project Funding, University of Hong Kong (201409176055) (PI). “An acoustic and physiologic study of articulation associated with different types of Cantonese alaryngeal speech”, HKD$79,928.
  5. 2015/12/11 – 2016/08/31, Education Faculty Research Fund, University of Hong Kong (000250337) (PI). “Acoustic Analysis of English Tense-Lax Vowel Contrasts Produced by Cantonese ESL Speakers of Hong Kong”, HKD$29,260.
  6. 2013/07/01 – 2014/12/31, Teaching Development Grant (TDG), University of Hong Kong (Co-I). “The use of mobile devices in Problem-Based Learning”, HKD$237,560.
  7. 2012/12/01 – 2013/08/31, Education Faculty Research Fund, University of Hong Kong (00002299) (PI). “Examination of articulatory problems associated with esophageal and tracheoesophageal speakers of Cantonese after total laryngectomy”, HKD$29,590.
  8. 2012/01/01 – 2014/12/31, General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong (HKU 776011M) (PI). “Development of a comprehensive assessment tool for different types of alaryngeal speech of Cantonese. 對於各種廣東話無喉語水平的綜合評估的研發”, HKD$520,000.
  9. 2012/06/15 – 2014/06/14, Seed Funding Programme for Applied Research, University of Hong Kong (201109160018) (PI). “Developing an advanced system for forensic voice comparison in Cantonese”, HKD$89,908.
  10. 2012/01/01 – 2013/12/31, Quality Education Fund (QEF), Education Bureau of Hong Kong (2010/0235) (PI). “Perceptual and acoustic characterization of Hong Kong English pronunciation errors, deviations and accent of primary school (P.5 & P. 6) students”, HKD$1,377,200.
  11. 2011/12/01 – 2014/11/30, Health and Health Services Research Fund (HHSRF), Hong Kong Food and Health Bureau (09101191) (PI). “Speech Performance of Cantonese patients of glottic insufficiency due to unilateral vocal fold paralysis after injection laryngoplasty – A perceptual, acoustic and aerodynamic study”, HKD$509,175.
  12. 2011/02/01 – 2012/08/31, Small Project Funding, University of Hong Kong (201007176203) (PI). “Vocal characteristics and tone production by patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis after injection thyroplasty”, HKD$63,236.
  13. 2010/05 – 2011/04, 2010 Faculty of Education Knowledge Exchange Awards for Staff and Students, University of Hong Kong (PI). “Post-surgical speech rehabilitation of laryngeal cancer survivors of Cantonese”, HKD$28,000.
  14. 2010/10 – 2011/10, Teaching Development Grants (TDG) Awards for 4-Year Undergraduate Curriculum Reform 2009-2010 Central Funding, University of Hong Kong (10100387) (PI). “Development of an online problem-based learning (PBL) environment”, HKD$259,837.
  15. 2010/10/01 – 2012/03/31, Innovation Technology Support Programme (Tier 3), Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong (ITS/517/09) (PI). “TrueVoice: The next generation electronic artificial voice box for laryngeal cancer survivors TrueVoice: 喉癌患者新一代的電子發聲器”, HKD$990,516.
  16. 2010/01 – 2012/12, General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong (Co-I). “Developing a hands-free electrolarynx of natural sound quality for Chinese-speaking laryngectomees”, HKD$1,862,954.
  17. 2010/05/01 – 2011/10/31, Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research, University of Hong Kong (200911159095) (PI). “A kinematic study of English vowels produced by Cantonese ESL speakers”, HKD$40,000.
  18. 2010/03/01 – 2011/12/31, Education Faculty Research Fund, University of Hong Kong (21400067) (PI). “An acoustic study of the error pattern associated with English words produced by Cantonese ESL speakers”, HKD$19,000.
  19. 2009/06/01 – 2010/11/30, Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research, University of Hong Kong (200811159024) (PI). “Quantification of accent in English sounds produced by Cantonese speakers”, HKD$60,000.
  20. 2009/01/01 – 2009/08/31, Education Faculty Research Fund, University of Hong Kong (21400054) (PI). “Voice pitch characteristics associated with English and Cantonese produced by Cantonese-English bilingual children”, HKD$19,960.
  21. 2008/01/01 – 2008/08/31, Education Faculty Research Fund, University of Hong Kong (21400035) (PI). “A study of the difference in vocal characteristics between American Caucasians and Chinese using long-term average speech spectra”, HKD$19,800.
  22. 2008/01/01 – 2009/06/30, Small Project Funding, University of Hong Kong (200707176006) (PI). “Vibratory behavior of pharyngoesophageal segment in esophageal and tracheoesophageal speakers of Cantonese – an aerodynamic study”, HKD$76,125.
  23. 2007/09, Equipment grant proposal awarded by the University Development Fund 2007-2008 (First Round), University of Hong Kong (PI). “Real-time biofeedback system for articulation therapy and research – The pharyngometry and electromagnetic articulography (EMA) systems”, HKD$945,962.
  24. 2007/05 – 2008/02, Research Publication Mentorship Scheme, University of Hong Kong (PI). “An acoustic analysis of Cantonese laryngeal, electrolaryngeal, pneumatic artificial laryngeal, esophageal, and tracheoesophageal phonation using long term average spectra”, HKD$18,000.
  25. 2007/03/15 – 2008/08/14, Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research, University of Hong Kong (200611159090) (PI). “An aerodynamic study of vocal characteristics after medialization thyroplasty using inverse filtering”, HKD$81,070.
  26. 2003/05 – 2003/09, University Research Grant Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University (PI). “Tone perception and production in Cantonese-speaking cochlear implantees”, USD$4,000.
  27. 1998/05 – 1998/09, Hong Kong Cancer Fund and the New Voice Club of Hong Kong (PI). “Aerodynamic differences between Cantonese standard esophageal and tracheoesophageal phonation”, HKD$20,000.
  28. 1998/05 – 1998/09, University Research Grant Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University (PI). “The frequency of occurrence of Cantonese speech sounds and tones”, USD$4,000.
  29. 1997/05 – 1997/09, Hong Kong Cancer Fund and the New Voice Club of Hong Kong (PI). “Formant frequency and perceptual characteristics of Cantonese alaryngeal phonation”, HKD$ 30,000.
  30. 1991/05 – 1997/09, University Research Grant Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University (PI). “Frequency and rate characteristics of Cantonese alaryngeal speech”, USD$4,000.