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Jette HANSEN EDWARDS

Professor
B.A. (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), M.A. (Purdue), Ph.D. (Ohio State)

Tel 3943 7023
Email jhansen@cuhk.edu.hk
Office Fung King Hey 338

Digital Humanities Projects
 

Research Interests
Second language phonology, World Englishes (Asian Englishes), impact of mass media on English language learning and use, language variation, peer response in second language writing.
 
Selected Publications
International Media
2021
“Sounding ‘native’: The impact of gender, identity, and peer groups on second language pronunciation.” Invited blog and Editor’s Pick, SAGE Perspectives. May 12, 2021. Available at: https://perspectivesblog.sagepub.com/blog/research/sounding-native-the-impact-of-gender-identity-and-peer-groups-on-second-language-pronunciation
2020
South China Morning Post Student of the Year 2019: Linguist judges want candidates to spread the word about their love of language. Available at: https://m.yp.scmp.com/news/special-reports/article/115978/soty-2019-linguist-judges-want-candidates-spread-word-about?amp=1
2017
'I want to speak American': Jette Hansen Edwards investigates the rising popularity of American English in Hong Kong. Babel: The Language Magazine. Published May, 2017.
2017
"Language, identity, and politics in Hong Kong." Invited article for Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. Published. 4 April 2017. Available at: https://www.georgetownjournalofinternationalaffairs.org/ online-edition/language-identity-and-politics-in-hong-kong
2017
"The rise of English in China: A threat to China’s national unity?" Invited article for Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. Published. July 31, 2017. Available at: https://www.georgetownjournalofinternationalaffairs.org/ online-edition/2017/8/16/the-rise-of-english-in-china-a-threat-to-chinas-national-unity
2016
"Let not a billion tongues bloom." The Economist (October 15, 2016). Research citation. http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21708731-mandarin-becoming-worlds-most-commonly-spoken-language-it-contentious-home-let-not
Scholarly books and monographs
2018
The Politics of English in Hong Kong: Attitudes, identity, and use. Routledge Series on World Englishes.
2018
Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms, 2nd Edition. University of Michigan Press. Co-authored with J. Liu.
2011
Phonology and Second Language Acquisition. Co-edited with M. L. Zampini. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Softcover/eBook.
2009
Acquiring a Non-Native Phonology: Linguistic Constraints and Social Barriers. London: Continuum Publishers Limited. Softcover.
2008
Phonology and Second Language Acquisition. Co-edited with M. L. Zampini. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Hardcover.
2006
Acquiring a Non-Native Phonology: Linguistic Constraints and Social Barriers. London: Continuum Publishers Limited. Hardcover.
2002
Peer Response in Second Language Writing Classrooms. University of Michigan Press. Co-authored with J. Liu.
Chapters in scholarly books and monographs
2022
“TH-stopping.” Invited chapter in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of World Englishes. Wiley. In press.
2022
“Speech transcription.” Invited chapter in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of World Englishes. Wiley. In Press.
2022
“Youth identity as linguistic identity: Political engagement and language acquisition and use in Hong Kong.” In T. Brato, S. Buschfeld, and M. Schmalz (Eds.), Acquisition and variation in World Englishes. Mouton de Gruyter.
2021
“The acquisition of English L2 sociolinguistic variation.” In K. Geeslin (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition and Sociolinguistics. New York: Routledge. In Press.
2018
"Pronunciation and individual differences." In O. Kang, R. Thomson, & J. Murphy (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary English Pronunciation. (pp. 385-398). New York: Routledge.
2014a
"Developmental sequences and constraints in second language phonological acquisition: Balancing language-internal and language-external factors." In J. Levis and A. Moyer (Eds.), Social Dynamics in Second Language Accent (p. 53-73). Boston/Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
2014b
"The role of input frequency, universals, and L1 transfer in the acquisition of English L2 onsets by native speakers of Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, and Vietnamese." In M. Yavas (Ed.), Unusual Productions in Phonology: Universals and Language-Specific Considerations. (p. 206-225). Psychology Press/Taylor Francis.
2013
"Peer assessment in the classroom." In A. J. Kunnan (Ed.), The Companion to Language Assessment. Wiley, Blackwell.
2012
"Social influences on second language speech acquisition." In C. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley, Blackwell.
2008
"The immigrant wo(man) and gendered access to second language use and development: The case of a Vietnamese couple in the States." In A. Lin (Ed.), Problematizing Identity: Everyday Struggles in Language, Culture, and Education. (p. 155-169). Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
2008/2011
"Social factors and variation in production in L2 phonology." In J. G. Hansen Edwards and M. L. Zampini (Eds.), Phonology and Second Language Acquisition (p. 251-279). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. (Hard cover 2008; Softcover 2011).
2008/2011
"Introduction." In J. G. Hansen Edwards and M. L. Zampini (Eds.), Phonology and Second Language Acquisition (p. 1-11). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. (Hardcover 2008; Softcover 2011).
2008
"Teaching pronunciation in China in the 21st century: Models and methods." In J. Liu (Ed.), English Language Teaching Approaches: New Approaches, Perspectives, and Standards (p. 270-284). London: Continuum Publishers Limited.
2004
"Invisible minorities and the nonnative English-speaking professional." In L. Kamhi-Stein (Ed.), Learning and Teaching from Experience: Perspectives on Nonnative English-Speaking Professionals. (p. 40-55). University of Michigan Press.
Refereed Journal Articles
2021
“Social factors and the teaching of pronunciation: What the research tells us.” Co-authored with Chan, R., Lam, T., & Wang, Q. RELC Journal Special Topic Issue on Pronunciation Teaching, M. Pennington (Ed.). 52(1).
2020
“Borders and bridges: The politics of language and identity in Hong Kong.” Journal of Asian Pacific Communication Special 30th Anniversary Edition 30(1/2), 115-138.
2019
“‘I have to save this language, it's on the edge like an endangered animal’: Perceptions of language threat and linguistic mainlandization in Hong Kong.” Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Early View at: https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2019.1691565
2019
“Listener proficiency and shared background effects on the accentedness, comprehensibility, and intelligibility of four varieties of English.” Co-authored with M. L. Zampini and C. Cunningham. Journal of Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 1(2). https://doi.org/10.1558/jmbs.v1i2.11867
2019
"Sounding native: Rating speakers of English from Asia." Asian Englishes 21(3), 243-263. https://doi.org/10.1080/13488678.2018.1464093
2019
"TH variation in Hong Kong English." English Language and Linguistics 23(2), 439-468. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1360674318000035
2018
"Listener judgments of speaker and speech traits of Asian Englishes." Co-authored with M. L. Zampini and C. Cunningham. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2018.1549057
2018
"The accentedness, comprehensibility, and intelligibility of different varieties of Asian Englishes." Co-authored with M. L. Zampini and C. Cunningham. World Englishes. Available at https://doi.org/10.1111/weng.12344
2017
"English language schooling, linguistic realities, and the native speaker of English in Hong Kong." Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication. 37(3), 275-304.
2017
"Defining 'native speaker' in multilingual settings: English as a native language in Asia." Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. 38(9), 757-771.
2017
"China English: Attitudes, legitimacy, and the native speaker construct." English Today 33(2), 38-45.. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266078416000171
2016
"Accent preferences and the use of American English features in Hong Kong: A preliminary study." Asian Englishes 18(3), 197-215. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13488678.2016.1225482
2016
"The politics of language and identity: Attitudes towards Hong Kong English pre- and post- the Umbrella Movement." Asian Englishes 18(2), 157-164. [Download]
2016
"Postcolonial Englishes and lexical diffusion: /t,d/ deletion in Hong Kong English." World Englishes 35(1), 60-77. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/weng.12166
2016
"Sociolinguistic variation in Asian Englishes: The case of /t,d/ deletion." English World-Wide 37(2), 138-167.
2015
"Hong Kong English: Attitudes, identity, and use." Asian Englishes 17(3), 184-208. [Download]
2011
"Deletion of /t,d/ and the acquisition of linguistic variation by second language learners of English." Language Learning 61(4), p. 1256-1301.
2008
"Does computer-mediated communication facilitate peer response in L2 writing classrooms? A critical review." The Review of Applied Linguistics in China, 3, p. 6-29.
2005
"Pronunciation teaching in China in the 21st century: Models and methods." The Review of Applied Linguistics in China 1(1), p. 81-98.
2005
"Cooperative learning methods and the teaching of English writing: Peer response." STETS Language and Communication Review 4(1), p. 9-14.
2005
"Guiding principles for effective peer response" (co-authored with J. Liu). English Language Teaching Journal 59(1), p. 31-38.
2014
"Developmental sequences in the acquisition of L2 syllable codas: A preliminary study." Studies in Second Language Acquisition 26(1) (2004), p. 85-124.
2001
"Linguistic constraints on the acquisition of syllable codas by native speakers of Mandarin Chinese." Applied Linguistics 22(3), September, 2001, p. 338-365.
2000
"Interactional conflicts among audience, purpose, and content knowledge in the acquisition of academic literacy in an EAP class." Written Communication 17(1), January, 2000, p. 27-52.
1997
"Social identity and language: Theoretical and methodological issues" (co-authored with J. Liu). TESOL Quarterly 31(3), Autumn, 1997, p. 567-576.
Conference Proceedings
2005
"Teaching English pronunciation in Asia in the 21st century." Paper published in the proceedings of the First Hsiang-Shan Area Intercollegiate International Conference on English Language Teaching, Taipei, Taiwan, May 21, 2005.
2004
"Does computer-mediated communication facilitate peer response in L2 writing classrooms?" Paper published in the proceedings of the 3rd ASIA CALL International Conference, Penang, Malaysia, November 24-25, 2004.
Reviews
2003
Portraits of the L2 User. (Vivian Cook). Book review published on LinguistList, May 11, 2003.
1997
Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching. (Sandra McKay and Nancy Hornberger). Book review published in TESOL Journal 7(1), Autumn, 1997, p. 51-52.
1992
Adventures in Conversation: Exercises in Achieving Oral Fluency and Developing Vocabulary in English. (Lynne Hunter and Cynthia Swanson Hofbauer). Book notice published in TESOL Quarterly 26(1), Spring 1992, p. 156-157.
Multimedia
2016
Interactive Map of the History and Spread of English Worldwide. A multimedia website on the historical development and colonial spread of English world-wide. Funded by a Course Development Grant (2015-2016).
2014
English Accents Worldwide. A multimedia website featuring English vowels in contrast, reading passages, conversation, and vowel production animation from ten varieties of English from around the world.
Recent Scholarly Presentations
2021
Bridges and borders: Monolingual, bilingual, and trilingual identities in Hong Kong. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 23, 7-10 June, 2021, The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR.
2019
Identity and language attitudes in Hong Kong pre and post the Umbrella Movement. Multilingualism and identity: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. 11 – 13 September, 2019. University of Cambridge.
2019
The impact of listeners’ shared background, international experience, and proficiency on the intelligibility, accentedness, and comprehensibility of Asian Englishes. New Sounds 2019. 30 August – 1 September 2019. Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
2018
The politics of English in Hong Kong: Attitudes, identity, and use. Hong Kong Sociological Association 2018 Annual Conference,1 December 2018, CUHK.
2018
The impact of listeners’ shared background, international experience, and proficiency on the intelligibility, accentedness, and comprehensibility of Asian Englishes. Invited talk, Hong Kong Association of Applied Linguistics (HAAL), 4 October 2018.
2018
The impact of listeners’ shared background, international experience, and proficiency on the intelligibility, accentedness, and comprehensibility of Asian Englishes. Paper presented at the 11th English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) conference, 5-7 July, 2018. King’s College London, UK.
2018
The impact of listeners’ shared background, international experience, and proficiency on the intelligibility, accentedness, and comprehensibility of Asian Englishes. Paper presented at the 16th Asian TEFL International Conference, 27-29 June, University of Macau, Macau SAR, China.
2018
Invited speaker, Publishing in ELT Journals. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 9 May 2018.
2018
Keynote speaker, The 20th International Conference and Workshop on TEFL and Applied Linguistics, March 16-17, 2018. Ming Chuan University, Taiwan.
2018
Invited workshop, The 20th International Conference and Workshop on TEFL and Applied Linguistics, March 16-17, 2018. Ming Chuan University, Taiwan.
2017
The Intelligibility, Accentedness, and Comprehensibility of Asian Englishes. Paper presented with M. L. Zampini and C. Cunningham at International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech, 4-7 September 2017. Chania, Crete, Greece.
2017
Listener Judgments of Speaker and Speech Attributes in Varieties of English. Paper presented with M. L. Zampini and C.Cunningham at International Association of World Englishes, 30 June – 2 July, Syracuse University, USA.
2017
The politics of English in Hong Kong: Attitudes, Identity, and Use. Featured speaker, Past and present: The shifting Hong Kong identity. University of York Symposium. May 26, 2017.
2017
The Intelligibility, Comprehensibility, and Accentedness of Asian Englishes. Invited talk, Department of English, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. April 10, 2017.
2017
The Intelligibility, Comprehensibility, and Accentedness of Asian Englishes. Paper presented with M. L. Zampini and C. Cunningham, 2017 American Association of Applied Linguistics, Portland, Oregon, March, 2017.
2017
The Politics of English in Hong Kong. Invited talk, Department of Media, Culture, and Language, Roehampton University, United Kingdom. February 21, 2017.
2016
> Factors affecting the intelligibility and accentedness ratings of varieties of English. Co-authored with M. L. Zampini. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, 15 – 18 June, 2016, Murcia, Spain.
2016
The influence of the American mass media on accents of English in Hong Kong. Paper presented on at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, 15 – 18 June, 2016, Murcia, Spain.
2016
Individual differences in second language pronunciation attainment. Invited talk at the Centre of Applied English Studies, University of Hong Kong. March 23, 2016.
2015
More than just a ‘non-native’ speaker of English: English as a native language in Asia. Paper presented at the 21st International Association of World Englishes (IAWE) conference in Istanbul, Turkey. October 8-10, 2015.
2015
Systematicity and variability in the phonology of Hong Kong English. Paper presented at EPIP4, May 21-24, 2015, Prague, The Czech Republic.
2015
YouTube, Hollywood, and peer group effects: The Americanization of English in Hong Kong. Invited talk at Hong Kong Association of Applied Linguistics (HAAL), April, 2015.
2015
YouTube, Hollywood, and the 'Taylor Swift' effect: The Americanization of English in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), March 21-24, 2015, Toronto, Canada.
2014
Development of a flash animation programme for English vowel training: A high variability approach. Invited talk at the Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2014, CUHK, 15 December, 2014.
2014
/t,d/ deletion in Hong Kong English. Paper presented at the 17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), 10-15 August, 2014, Brisbane, Australia.
2014
Sociolinguistic variation in Asian Englishes: The case of /t,d/ deletion. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation – Asia Pacific 3 (NWAV-AP3) conference, May 1-3, 2014, Wellington, New Zealand.
 
Research Grants and Awards
Research Grants
2020-2023
Co-PI (with Law, W., Lan, L., & Dmitrieva, O.), “Language use and attitudes in the Greater Bay area and their potential effects on phonetic cross-linguistic interactions in trilingual speakers.” Ministry of Education Grant, The People’s Republic of China (20YJC740037). Funded. RMB 80,000.
2020-2021
Principal Investigator, “A multimodal approach to speech intelligibility.” CUHK Faculty of Arts Direct Grant (2019-2020). Funded. HK$83,907.
2019-2020
CUHK-Waseda Short Term Faculty Exchange Programme.
2018-2021
Principal Investigator, “Telling stories: A digital humanities approach to documenting linguistic diversity in Hong Kong.” Knowledge Transfer Fund Social Innovation and Enterprise Development Fund, Government of HKSAR. Funded. HK$399,962.
2017-2018
Mainland and Taiwan Strategic Partnership Development Programme Grant. National Taiwan University.
2016-2018
Principal Investigator, "A flipped classroom approach to the teaching of English phonetics and phonology." The Chinese University of Hong Kong Teaching Development Grants for 2016-2019 Triennium. Funded.
2016-2017
Principal Investigator, "The politics of English in Hong Kong: Attitudes, identity, and use." R-Portion Grant for Research, Faculty of Arts, CUHK. Funded.
2016-2017
Co-Investigator, "Factors affecting the intelligibility and accentedness ratings of Asian Englishes." Direct Grant for Research 2015-2016, Faculty of Arts, CUHK. Funded.
2015-2016
Principal Investigator, "Interactive map of the history and spread of English worldwide." CUHK Courseware Development Scheme Grant (2015-2016). Funded.
2015-2016
Faculty Outbound Mobility Scheme Grant. Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University. Funded.
2015-2016
Principal Investigator, "China English or China Englishes: The influence of regional dialects on accents of English in China." Faculty of Arts Pilot Study Grant. Funded.
2013-2015
Principal Investigator, "Systematicity and variability in the phonology of Hong Kong English: An exploratory study." Research Grants Council (Hong Kong) General Research Fund. Funded.
2012-2014
Principal Investigator, "Development of a flash animation programme for English vowel training: A high variability approach." The Chinese University of Hong Kong Teaching Development Grants for 2012-2015 Triennium. Funded. HK$200,000.
2003
Principal Investigator, College of Humanities Career Development Fund, University of Arizona. Funded.
2000-2001
Principal Investigator, "Testing the effects of computerized instruction on adult L2 pronunciation," Office of the Vice President of Research, University of Arizona. Funded.