World Englishes, phonology, syntax-phonology interaction, interlanguage analysis, second language teaching.
Understanding English Grammar. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2005.
English Sounds and Words. Singapore: Prentice Hall, 1997.
Journal Papers & Book Chapters
Hong Kong English: A Linguistic Description. In E.L. Low & A. Hashim (eds.), English in Southeast Asia: Features, Policy & Language in Use, pp.113-133. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2011.
Innovation in Second Language Phonology: Evidence from Hong Kong English. In T. Hoffmann & L. Siebers (eds.), World Englishes: Problems – Properties – Prospects, pp.227-237. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2009.
Applications of Corpus Linguistics in the English Language Classroom. In K. Denham (ed.), Language in the Schools, pp.223-234. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2005.
English as a global language and the issue of international intelligibility. Asian Englishes, 2002, 5(1), pp.4-17.
New English words in international English dictionaries. English Today, 2002, 18(4), pp. 29-34.
Towards a phonology of Hong Kong English. World Englishes, 2000, 19(3), pp.337-356.
The role of phonology in the teaching of pronunciation to bilingual students. In R.Khoo (ed.), Towards Global Multilingualism: European Models and Asian Realities, pp.53-60. Multilingual Matters, 1994.
Syntactic conditions on suprasegmental phonological rules in Chinese and English. Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics, 1993, Vol. 27, pp.149-158.