Language Change (from a grammaticalization perspective)
Functional Approaches to Comparative Grammar
Semantics and Discourse-Pragmatics
I warmly welcome research students who are interested in semantic change, conversation analysis, the stance-marking phenomenon, and contrastive analysis of English and Cantonese from the discourse-pragmatic perspective. Currently I am looking for students who are interested in analyzing:
Cantonese conversations in an institutional setting;
the grammatical strategies involved in stance-taking; and,
the grammaticalization of a particular group of words/structures/constructions.
(completed-2022) Gladys ZHANG Chenjie. Revealing Holism within the Communicative Patterns in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Consultations: an Interactional Linguistic Approach.
(completed-2020) Bella ZHANG Yu. Affective-discursive practice in online medical consultations in China: Emotional and empathic acts, identity positions, and power relations.
(completed-2019) Jesse YIP Wai-chi. Communicating Social Support in Online Self-Help Groups for Anxiety and Depression: a Mixed Methods Discourse Analysis. (as co-supervisor)
Li, Eden and Winnie Chor, forthcoming. A Systemic Functional Grammar of Cantonese. Routledge.
Chor, Winnie, 2019. “Learning Cantonese in the Work Context of Hong Kong: Needs, Practices, and Benefits.” In John Wakefield (ed.) Cantonese as a Second Language: Issues, Experiences and Suggestions for Teaching and Learning, Ch.3. Routledge.
Yap, Foongha and Winnie Chor, 2019. “The grammaticalization of stance markers in Chinese.” In Chris Shei (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis, 230-243. Routledge.
Chor, Winnie, 2018. Directional Particles in Cantonese: Form, Function and Grammaticalization. John Benjamins.
Chor, Winnie, 2018. Sentence final particles as epistemic modulators in Cantonese conversations: a discourse-pragmatic perspective. Journal of Pragmatics, 129.34-47.