Dr LEE, Kwing Lok Albert   李烱樂
Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies
Phone No: (852) 2948 7961
Email: albertlee@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-3224-5788
Phone
(852) 2948 7961
Email
albertlee@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
55658303800
ResearcherID
F-6710-2012
Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Lee, A., & Mok, P. K. P. (2021). Lexical tone. R.-A. Knight & J. Setter, The Cambridge Handbook of Phonetics (185-208). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Journal Publications
Lee, A. & Ng, E. (2022). Hong Kong women project a larger body when speaking to attractive men. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 786507.
Lee, A., Prom-on, S., & Xu, Y. (2021). Pre-low raising in Cantonese and Thai: Effects of speech rate and vowel quantity. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 149, 179-190.
Mok, P. K. P., & Lee, A. (2018). The acquisition of lexical tones by Cantonese-English bilingual children. Journal of Child Language, 45, 1357-1376.
Lee, A., & Mok, P. K. P. (2018). Acquisition of Japanese quantity contrasts by L1 Cantonese speakers. Second Language Research, 34, 419-448.
Mok, P. K. P., Lee, A., Li, J., & Xu, B. (2018). Orthographic effects on the perception and production of L2 Mandarin tones. Speech Communication, 101, 1-10.
Lee, A., Prom-on, S. & Xu, Y. (2017). Pre-low raising in Japanese pitch accent. Phonetica, 74, 231-246.
Archangeli, D. B., Yip, J. C.-K., Qin, L., & Lee, A. (2017). Phonological and phonetic properties of nasal substitution in Sasak and Javanese. Laboratory Phonology, 8, 21.
Xu, Y., Lee, A., Prom-on, S., & Liu, F. (2015). Explaining the PENTA model: A reply to Arvaniti & Ladd (2009). Phonology, 32, 505-535.
Xu, Y., Lee, A., Wu, W.-L., Liu, X., & Birkholz, P. (2013). Human vocal attractiveness as signaled by body size projection. PLoS ONE, 8, e62397.

Conference Papers
Lee, A., Shinohara, Y., & Mut, T. C. (2021, October). Perception of non-native quantity contrasts by Cantonese and Japanese speakers. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Seattle, WA.
Fei, W., & Lee, A. (2020, October). A quantitative study of sound change in progress: The case of Suzhou Wu. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, (online).
Fei, W., Weng, M., & Lee, A. (2020, May). Phonetic realisation of narrow focus in Wu-Mandarin bilinguals. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP2020), Tokyo.
Lee, A., & Xu, Y. (2020, May). Focus prosody in Japanese-English early bilinguals: A pilot study. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP2020), Tokyo.
Lee, A., & Ng, E. (2019, August). Vocal attractiveness in Cantonese: A production study. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2019), Melbourne.
Tian, M., Lee, A. (2019, August). Burmese quotation intonation. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2019), Melbourne.
Lee, A., & Chiu, F. (2019, May). Comparative Modelling of Speech Prosody: AM Theory vs. PENTA Model. Proceedings of Hanyang International Symposium on Phonetics and Cognitive Sciences of Language (HISPhonCog 2019), Seoul.
Lee, A., & Xu, Y. (2018, June). Conditional realisation of post-focus compression in Japanese. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP2018), Poznań, Poland.
Xu, A., & Lee, A. (2018, June). Perception of vocal attractiveness by native Mandarin listeners. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP2018), Poznań, Poland.
Lee, A., Chiu, F., & Xu, Y. (2017). Focus perception in Japanese: Effects of focus location and accent condition. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Honolulu, HI.
Xu, A., Leung, S.-S., & Lee, A. (2017). Universal vs. language-specific aspects in human vocal attractiveness: An investigation towards Japanese native listeners’ perceptual pattern. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Honolulu, HI.
Lee, A., & Mok, P. K. P. (2016). Durational correlates of Japanese phonemic quantity contrasts by Cantonese-speaking L2 learners. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP2016), Boston, MA.
Lee, A., & Xu, Y. (2016, May). Effect of speech rate on pre-low raising in Cantonese. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL 2016), Buffalo, NY.
Chiu, F., Fromont, L., Lee, A., & Xu, Y. (2015). Long-distance anticipatory vowel-to-vowel assimilatory effects in French and Japanese. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2015), Glasgow, Scotland.
Lee, A., & Xu, Y. (2015). Modelling Japanese intonation using PENTAtrainer2. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2015), Glasgow, Scotland.
Lee, A., Xu, Y., & Prom-on, S. (2014). Modeling Japanese F0 contours using the PENTAtrainers and AMtrainer. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL 2014), Nijmegen.
Simard, C., Wegener, C. U., Lee, A., Chiu, F., & Youngberg, C. (2014). Savosavo word stress: A quantitative analysis. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP2014), Dublin.
Lee, A., Xu, Y., & Prom-on, S. (2013). Mora-based pre-low raising in Japanese pitch accent. Proceedings of Interspeech 2013, Lyon, France.
Lee, A., & Xu, Y. (2012). Revisiting focus prosody in Japanese. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Speech Prosody (SP2012), Shanghai.

Project

Comparative prosody modelling across languages
This GRF project seeks to promote computational modeling of fundamental frequency as a tool for (i) theory comparison and (ii) hypothesis testing and analysis for field linguists.
Project Start Year: 2022, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Kwing Lok Albert 李烱樂
 
Focus interpretation and prosodic evidence of nuclear stress in Hong Kong Cantonese
This study explores prosodic focus in Cantonese within the framework of Prosodic Syntax, an emerging field with evidence mainly from Mandarin thus far. Through a series of acceptability judgement, speech production and perception tasks, we seek to test theidea that Cantonese syntax is also prosodically constrained.
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): Tong, Man Shan (LEE, Kwing Lok Albert 李烱樂 as Co-Investigator)
 
L2 phonemic quantity contrasts: Production and perception by Cantonese,Mandarin, English and Japanese speakers
Project objectives: (1) to reexamine the nature of L1 transfer in L2 phonological acquisition ('categorical' vs.'featural'); (2) to find out whether the use of a phonetic cue or a phonological feature in L1 leads tobetter performance in perceiving non-native length contrasts; (3) to identify primary and secondary cues used by listeners from different L1backgrounds when perceiving length contrasts.
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Kwing Lok Albert 李烱樂
 
Communicating through COVID-19 and beyond: a multi-language study of speech perception in adverse listening conditions
The aim of this project is to conduct a first-of-its-kind multi-language study of speech perception in adverse listening conditions in order to chart the effects of communicating in this unique COVID-19 environment.The objective is to measure adaptation performance to degraded speech for COVID-specific and generic sentence materials in various languages with native speakers of these languages, and with non-native speakers of English (from the same first-language groups). The range of languages p . . .
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CHIU, Faith (LEE, Kwing Lok Albert 李烱樂 as Co-Investigator)
 
Empowering Multilingual and Multicultural Education in the Digital Age
This project intends to achieve the following two objectives: 1) building our teaching capacity by promoting blended learning for modern languages to cater to our students with diversified needs and interests; and 2) enriching our university’s internationalization policy by creating a web-based free-accessible platform for self-learning a variety of languages.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): KATAOKA, Shin 片岡新 (LEE, Kwing Lok Albert 李烱樂 as Co-Investigator)
 
Toward a Research Cluster in Clinical Linguistics
The primary goal of this project is to promote interdisciplinary collaborations in clinical linguistics, with a focus on resolving challenges arising from language specific factors of Chinese, including both Mandarin and Cantonese. It is also the goal of this project that colleagues can transcend disciplinary boundaries and further expand their own research capacity.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG, Hin Tat 張顯達 (LEE, Kwing Lok Albert 李烱樂 as Co-Investigator)
 
Acoustic Phonetic Analysis for Assessing Childhood Speech Sound Disorders
This KT project will develop a training package for developing skills to conduct acoustic analysis in clinical contexts with the following two goals: 1. To introduce knowledge of acoustic phonetics to practicing speech therapists in mainland China for handling Putonghua-speaking children with speech sound disorders; 2. To equip speech therapists with skills in using instrumental aids for acoustic analysis that will enhance their clinical judgement in performing speech sound disorder diagnoses an . . .
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHEUNG, Hin Tat 張顯達 (LEE, Kwing Lok Albert 李烱樂 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Comparative Modelling of Speech Prosody: AM Theory vs. PENTA Model
This project seeks to achieve the following: (1) Test whether AM Theory or PENTA Model can yieldbetter synthesis accuracy in intonation; (2) Demonstrate how phonetics researchers can use analysis-by-synthesis as aresearch tool to achieve an objective analysis; (3) Offer suggestions on how linguists should decide whether a given model / theory is better than another, based on factors such as modelling accuracy.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Kwing Lok Albert 李烱樂
 
Production and Perception of L2 Phonemic Quantity Contrasts Across Languages
In this project, we seek to (1) investigate how one’s L1 affects his/her perception and production of long vs. short contrasts in a foreign language; and in turn (2) inform current theories on second language acquisition in which length contrasts are relatively less understood; and (3) inform the teaching of languages in which length contrasts affect word meanings (e.g.English and Japanese).
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Kwing Lok Albert 李烱樂