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Chinese Name: 片岡新

Variants: Kataoka, S.

Dr. Shin KATAOKA received his BA in Chinese Studies from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (東京外国語大学), and MSc in Applied Linguistics from University of Edinburgh. Dr. KATAOKA was awarded his PhD in Chinese language & literature from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (香港中文大學) for his doctoral dissertation entitled "The Aspectual Suffix Gan in Cantonese: A Diachronic and Synchronic Study", that examines the historical development paths of the Cantonese progressive marker Gan 緊. Dr. KATAOKA has a wide range of research interests, including Chinese linguistics, history of Cantonese grammar and romanization systems, cross-cultural communication, sociolinguistics, contrastive linguistics, and toponymy of Hong Kong place names. He has taught a number of language and linguistics courses in Japan, UK, and Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Social Sciences
electronic learning Social Sciences
foreign language Social Sciences
grant Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
classroom Social Sciences
Teaching Social Sciences
job interview Social Sciences

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Research Outputs 1995 2019

Cantonese as seen from Japanese eyes

KATAOKA, S., Apr 2019, Cantonese as a second language: Issues, experiences and suggestions for teaching and learning. WAKEFIELD, J. C. (ed.). Oxon: Routledge, p. 189-205

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Hong Kong
1 Citation (Scopus)
foreign language
Hong Kong
motivation research


片岡新, Jan 2018, In : 中國語文通訊. 97, 1, p. 133-141

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fun with Cantonese: Idioms and common sayings

LEE, Y. C. & KATAOKA, S., 2017, Hong Kong: Greenwood Press.

Research output: Book/ReportBook