Dr DING, Hongdi

Lecturer 講師

PhD (H.K); 普通話水平測試(二級甲等)
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Teaching and Scholarly Interests

  • Linguistic description
  • Tibeto-Burman linguistics
  • Bilingualism
  • Language typology
  • Sinitic linguistics
  • General linguistics
Research-Scholarly Outputs


Dr. Ding obtained his Ph.D. in Linguistics (2016) from the University of Hong Kong, and M.A. in Linguistics (2009) and B.A. in English Education (2006) from Southwest University, Chongqing, China. He has taught at the University of Hong Kong (2016-2017) and Chongqing University (2009-2012) before. He has developed research strengths in Tibeto-Burman linguistics, linguistic description, and bilingualism, through first-hand fieldwork investigation, mainly in southwestern China. He has published in journals such as Linguistics of Tibeto-Burman Area and International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.

Selected Publications

2017 (in press), A cross-dialectal analysis of Nuosu adjectival comparative construction. Linguistics of Tibeto-Burman Area;

2016,  Testing the competence of first language(s): A cross-generational study of ethnic Nuosu in Liangshan, Sichuan, Ph.D. thesis, Department of Linguistics, The University of Hong Kong;

2014, A multi-case investigation into trilingualism and trilingual education in Liangshan. In Feng, A.W. & Adamson, B. (Eds.), Trilingualism in Education in China: Models and Challenges, pp141-171. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

2013, The dilemma: A study of bilingual education policy in Yi minority schools in Liangshan. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 16 (4), 451-470.

2009, A generalized leftward merger interpretation of Mandarin Chinese topic construction. Journal of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies 20 (2): 58-63.

2008, Third language learners’ pragmatic awareness and production: An empirical study of the English pragmatic competence of Uygur university students. In He Z. & Chen, X. (Eds.), Studies in Pragmatics, pp 174-184. Beijing: Higher Education Press.