RGC-Funded Projects
In the alphabetical order of the Principal Investigators' names

張洪年 CHEUNG Hung-nin Samuel
The Cantonese language: Its past as reconstructed from early colloquial texts
Project No. HKUST6055/02H
1 September 2002 − 31 August 2005


孫景濤 SUN Jingtao
Word families in Old Chinese: A study of morpho-phonological interface, dialectal variation, and lexical change
Project No. 644507
1 November 2007 − 1 October 2010

Entering-tone (ir)regularities in Beijing Mandarin and surrounding dialects: Comprehensive fieldwork data for systematic hypothesis-testing
Project No. 641413
1 December 2013 – 31 May 2017


丁邦新 TING Pang-Hsin
Cognates in Sino-Tibetan languages and the reconstruction of Proto-Sino-Tibetan
Project No. HKUST6097/00H
1 September 2000 − 29 February 2004


姚玉敏 YIU Yuk Man Carine
Directional verbs in early Cantonese colloquial texts: A study of metaphorical extension and word order change
Project No. 644608
1 January 2009 − 30 June 2012

Reconstructing the history of Chinese dialectal grammar: A study of word order
Project No. 16600215
1 January 2016 –


張敏 ZHANG Min
A semantic map approach to comparative Chinese dialectal grammar
Project No. 645510
1 December 2010 − 30 November 2013

The postverbal constraint across Chinese dialects
Project No. 641913
1 January 2014 – 30 June 2017


朱曉農 ZHU Xiaonong
Chinese tones: Their phonetic properties, typological universals and trajectories of evolution
Project No. 644509
10 August 2009 − 9 August 2012

Speech sounds with special articulatory/phonatory features in Chinese dialects: A basic research topic in Chinese experimental phonology
Project No. HKUST 6426/06H
15 August 2006 − 14 February 2010

Tonal systems in the Miao language in China: Is it really possible for a tonal system to have six level tones?
Project No. 16402114
1 July 2014 – 30 June 2016