Academic and Teaching Staff

Dr. FUNG Suk Yee Roxana 馮淑儀
Associate Professor and Associate Head of Department
PhD, MA, Dip

ORCID: 0000-0003-3678-2174

Scopus Author ID: 55225207500


Research/Teaching Interests

Language variations and changes, Cantonese linguistics, synchronic and diachronic language change.


Bio Note

Roxana Fung is Associate Professor and the Associate Head of Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies. She received her Diploma from Hong Kong Shue Yan University, MA from Peking University, and PhD from The Ohio State University. Her research interests focus on language variations and changes. She studies the interface of phonetics, semantics and pragmatics in Chinese sentence-final particles; tone mergers in Cantonese; the social and acoustic aspects of accents and voice quality; and the neural and cognitive processes underlying tone perception and speech-act comprehension.


Selected Publications

  1. Ou, Jinghua, Sam-Po Law & Roxana Fung. (2015). Relationship between individual differences in speech processing and cognitive functions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. doi. 10.3758/s13423-015-08d39-y.

  2. Fung, Roxana & Brigitte Bigi. (2015). Automatic word segmentation for spoken Cantonese. Proceedings of the 18th Oriental COCOSDA/CASLE (IEEE Xplore), pp. 196-201.

  3. Law, Sam-Po, Roxana Fung & Carmen Kung.  (2013). An ERP Study of Good Production vis-à-vis Poor Perception of Tones in Cantonese: Implications for Top-Down Speech Processing.  PLoS ONE 8(1): e54396. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054396.
  4. Fung, S.Y. Roxana & Cathy S.P. Wong. (2012). The Mandarinization of Hong Kong Cantonese Tones. In J. Shi, Z. Geng, Y. Yang (Eds.), Ontological Studies of the Chinese Language: The Festschrift in Honor of Professor Xue Fengsheng on his 80th Birthday, pp. 289-299.
  5. Law, S.P., Roxana Fung, & Robert Bauer. (2001). Perception and production of Cantonese consonant endings, (with Sam-Po Law and Robert Bauer), Roxana Fung and Robert Bauer.  Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing 6: 179-195.

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