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Dr Yung Hing Wah Amos

Dr Yung Hing Wah Amos

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Overview

Communication is essential in our daily life. While all professionals are good communicators in their fields, communicating across different domains and professions requires different strategies, technologies, training, and cross-domain knowledge to repackage domain-specific knowledge for receivers from other domains and the public.

This interpersonal and interprofessional communication skill is an area to explore and is currently restrained by the limited number of academics who have research and working knowledge across multiple domains.

I wish my experience and work in interprofessional communication, collaborative knowledge repository construction, NLP and corpus linguistics can narrow this gap, create new knowledge and develop practical guidelines to improve real-world professional practices within and across domains.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Applied Language Sciences (Distinction), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Master of Arts in English Language Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Master of Business Administration (Distinction), The University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in East Asian Studies, City University of Hong Kong

Academic and Professional Experience

  • Project Associate, Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2016-2021)

Research Interests

  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Collaborative Behaviours in Knowledge Repository Construction
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • New Media

Research Output

  1. Cheng, W., Lam, P., Yung A. (In print) Cross-disciplinary perspective on research article introductions: the case of reporting verbs. East Asian Pragmatics
  1. Mingyu Wan, Rong Xiang, Emmanuele Chersoni, Natalia Klyueva, Kathleen Ahrens, Bin Miao, David Broadstock, Jian Kang, Amos Yung, Chu-Ren Huang. (2019). PolyU CBS-CFA at the FinSBD task:Sentence Boundary Detection of Financial Data with Domain Knowledge Enhancement and Bilingual Training. Proceedings of the First Workshop on Financial Technology and Natural Language Processing, p.122-129 
  1. Yung, Amos. (1 Jul 2021). A corpus approach to examine the functions of pragmatic maker “you know” in spoken discourse, 17th International Pragmatics Conference
  2. Yung, Amos. (8 Dec 2017). Understanding the asynchronous collaborative writing process of English Wikipedia pages, International Conference on ESP, New Technologies and Digital Learning, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (7-9 Dec 2017) 

Esteem Measures


  • Professional Mentor, The University of Hong Kong (2012-2015)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, US (life member, inducted in 2013)
  • International Pragmatics Association
  • Humanities Doctoral Scholarships, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2014/15, 2017/18)
  • Deans’ Honours List, The University of Hong Kong (2010-2012)

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