Patrick Chu, PhD

B.A. (CUHK), Ph.D. (UNSW)

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Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University of New South Wales, Australia (2009-2013)

(Thesis: Interlanguage Speech Intelligibility Benefit: Implications for a Model of Second Language Word Production and Recognition Supervisor: Prof. Marcus Taft)

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1st class (2002-2006)

(Minor in Business Administration and Japanese Studies)

(Thesis: The Perception of Cantonese Codas by Native Speakers of Cantonese and Mandarin

Supervisor: Prof. Thomas Lee).

Research interests

  1. Phonetics and psycholinguistics
  2. Cantonese tone
  3. L1 and L2 Spoken word recognition (Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay/ Indonesian and English)
  4. Interlanguage Speech Intelligibility Benefit
  5. Second language phonology and accent perception and adaptation
  6. Speech production and perception in infants and adults
  7. Phonological acquisition in monolingual and bilingual children
  8. Music cognition
  9. Digital humanities
  10. Entrepreneurship, Belt and Road initiative and big data analysis

Study trips

  1. Visiting student at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 7/2011)
  2. Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics (LOT) summer school (Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 6/2008)
  3. Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Linguistics summer institute (Stanford University, USA, 7/2007)
  4. LOT summer school (University of Leuven, Belgium, 6/2007)
  5. Summer English Language and Culture Programme (Queens’ University, Canada, 7-8/2005)
  6. Summer Japanese Language and Culture Programme (Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan, 7-8/2004)
  7. One semester academic exchange programme (Ewha Womans University, South Korea, 3-7/2004)
  8. Summer Korean Language and Culture Programme (Kyung Hee University, South Korea, 8/2003)


Chinese (Cantonese) : Native

Chinese (Mandarin) : Intermediate

English : Advanced (IELTS (Academic) 7.5 achieved in April 2008)

Japanese : Intermediate (Pass in Japanese Proficiency Test Level 2 in December 2005)

Korean : Upper-Intermediate

Thai : Lower-intermediate

Vietnamese : Lower-intermediate

Malay/ Bahasa Indonesian : Lower-intermediate

Last updated: 8/2/2024