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Virginia Yip


The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Themes: 

The Communicating Mind and Body

Virginia Yip received her BA in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin and PhD in Linguistics from the University of Southern California. 

She is Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages. She founded the Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre and co-founded the University of Cambridge-CUHK Joint Laboratory for Bilingualism and currently serves as the Director and Co-Director respectively. She also serves as Director of Chinese University of Hong Kong-Peking University-University System of Taiwan Joint Research Centre for Language and Human Complexity and Co-Director of the Bilingualism and Language Disorders Laboratory at CUHK-Shenzhen Research Institute. From 2011-2014, she served as Chairperson of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages at CUHK.

Research Interests: Bilingualism; bilingual acquisition; second language acquisition; Cantonese; Chaozhou and comparative Chinese grammar; psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience.