|Prof Luke Kang Kwong Kapathy|
Associate Dean (Research), College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
- PhD University of York 1988
- MPhil University of York 1981
- BA(Hons) University of Hong Kong 1978
|Professor Luke's research and teaching expertise spans a wide range of topics from Phonology and Syntax to Sociolinguistics, Computational Linguistics and Neurolinguistics. In spite of their apparent diversity, these topics can all be traced back to a common theme and Prof Luke’s passion -- the interface between language structure and language function. Among other areas, Professor Luke has researched into the complicated ways in which prosody and word order variation in different languages are employed to serve cognitive and social functions. His ground-breaking work on the neuro-cognitive processing of syntax and semantics in Chinese and English bilinguals has achieved international recognition.
Professor Luke received his Ph.D. on a Commonwealth Scholarship from the University of York, U.K. in 1988. A firm believer in the importance of using new techniques and innovative methodologies to crack old puzzles, Professor Luke’s research is characterized by a high degree of interdisciplinarity. He has a close working relationship with specialists in such diverse fields as Psychology, Sociology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Natural Language Processing in many parts of the world. Prof Luke also brings with him his vast experience in administration. Among other high positions he has held, he was Founding Head of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong from 1997 to 2005.
|Interaction between tone and intonation; Prosody in Conversational Interaction; Conversation Analysis; English and Chinese grammar; Chinese Linguistics; History and structure of Cantonese; Language and Cognitive Neuroscience; Corpus Linguistics; Natural Language Processing|
|Research Grant |
- CoHASS Incentive Scheme (2012-)
- CoHASS Incentive Scheme (2013-)
- NTU Internal Funding - New Initiative Funding - New Silk Road (2011-)
- Start Up Grant (2010-)
|Current Projects |
- A Survey of Bilingualism and Language Use in Singapore
- Intercultural Communication in China International Business Settings
- Multilingual and Multicultural Competence
- The Signalling of Turn Closures and Their Re-opening in Naturally Occurring Conversations
- Reiter, R.M. & Luke, K.K. (2010). Telephone conversation openings across languages, cultures and settingsHandbook of Pragmatics, Volume 7 (‘Pragmatics Across Languages and Cultures’). (pp. 103-138)..
- Luke, K.K., Lam, T.P., & Zhang, W. (2008). Electronic Medical Record Keeping and Doctor-Patient Interaction: An Analysis of Medical Consultations in Hong KongIt’s the Dragon’s Turn: Chinese Institutional Discourses. (pp. 231-259)..
- Luke, K.K. (2007). Yueyu jumo zhuci de shuxie fangshi (On the written representation of Cantonese final particles)Studies in Cantonese Linguistics 2. (pp. 95-107)..
- Fu, G., Luke, K.K. & Wong, P.P. (2005). Description of the HKU Chinese word segmentation for SIGHAN Bakeoff 2005Proceedings of the 4th ACL SIGHAN Workshop on Chinese Language Processing. (pp. 165-167)..
- Fu, G., Xu, R., Luke, K.K., & Lu, Q. (2005). Chinese text chunking using lexicalized HMMs.Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC 2005). (pp. 7-12)..