Dr YEUNG, Wai-lung Matthew

Lecturer 講師

BA, PhD (H.K.), CertTESOL (Trinity Coll. London)

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

  • Language and Law
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Discourse analysis


Dr. Matthew Yeung obtained his Bachelor of Arts in English Studies and Linguistics (First Class Honours) from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He also completed his Doctoral Degree in the area of language and law in the School of English, HKU. 

His research interests include discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and forensic linguistics. He is particularly interested in the legal bilingualism in Hong Kong with a focus on the interaction between lay people and the law; he has published related articles in different international journals. 

Selected Publications

Yeung, M. and Leung, J. (2015). An empirical study of lay comprehension of Chinese legal reference texts in Hong Kong. The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law 22: 79-110.

Yeung, M. and Leung, J. (2015). Removing linguistic barriers to justice: a study of official reference texts for unrepresented litigants in Hong Kong. The International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 28: 135-153.