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Chinese Name: 陳雪珠

Variants: Chen, R., Chen, H. C., Chen, H. C. R.

Dr Chen Hsueh Chu Rebecca has been investigating a wide range of issues in inter-language phonology, experimental phonetics and computer assisted pronunciation learning and teaching. Dr Chen and her team have recently completed a TDG project: : Using Self-Developed Learners' Corpora for Pronunciation Learning and Teaching​​​​, which provides a spoken corpus of the English of Chinese (with different dialectal backgrounds) and non-Chinese learners, a wide range of resources for pronunciation learning and teaching, and a Praat beginners' manual  for acoustic phonetics research. 

 

Dr. Chen is currently serving as Head of Centre for Language in Education.  She served as Associate Head of Department of Linguistics and Modern Language studies in 2018-19 and Doctor of Education Coordinator (English Language) in 2017-19. She won the Faculty Teaching Award in the Faculty of Humanities in 2015. (Personal website link)

On-going Projects: (External grants)

1. General Research Fund (GRF) (PI) No: 18600218    Effects of phonological rule-based and acoustic perceptual-based instructions on the prosodic acquisition of English Word Stress by Chinese ESL learners, 459,320 HKD (01/01/2019-30/06/2021)

 

2. General Research Fund (GRF) (PI) No: 18601420    Third language (L3) phonological development for multilingual learners in the Chinese context, 747,960 HKD (01/01/2021-31/12/2022)

 

3. Technology Fund for Better Living (ITF) (Co-I) No: 5021/19/P  A multi-modal Speaking App that introduces primary school pupils to the world of English poetry and intonation, 2,699,280 HKD    (01/12/2019-30/11/2022)

 

On-going Projects: (Internal grants)

1. CRAC (PI)    No: 03AAO  Capacity building and curriculum reform in English language enhancement, 1,620,327 HKD (01/07/2020-31/12/2022)

 

2. CoP (Co-PI) No: T0233     Language enhancement at EdUHK and beyond: Fostering a Community of Practice on technology-enhanced language learning and teaching,   1,000,000 HKD (1/03/2020-31/12/2021)

 

3. CRAC (Co-I) No: 03AAB   The development and evaluation of an innovative corpus-based language teaching approach among school in-service teachers in the Greater Bay Area or beyond,  1,200,000 HKD  (01/09/2020 -31/08/2022)

 

4. TDG (PI) N0: T200 Using Self-Developed Learners' Corpora for Pronunciation Learning and Teaching​​​​  400,000 HKD   https://corpus.eduhk.hk/english_pronunciation/

 

Research interests

Experimental Phonetics, Inter-language Phonology, Intelligibility and Accent Studies, Perception and Production, Computer Assisted Pronunciation Learning

Professional information

ORCID: 0000-0003-0947-7246

Scopus ID: 55273415500

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Research Outputs

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • A corpus-aided English pronunciation training programme (Workshop 1)

    CHEN, H. C. & TIAN, J., 23 Oct 2019

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    A corpus-aided English pronunciation training programme (Workshop 3)

    CHEN, H. C. & TIAN, J., 06 Nov 2019

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