Academic Staff
Tony T.N. HUNG
Adjunct Professor
B.A. (McMaster), B.Ed. (Queen’s), M.A. (Lancaster), Ph.D. (UCSD)
Research Interests

World Englishes, phonology, syntax-phonology interaction, interlanguage analysis, second language teaching.

Selected Publications



  • 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.227-237Amsterdam: 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.