Chris K. C. Lee

Chris K. C. Lee
Boston University | BU · Department of Linguistics

Master of Arts


In general, my research focuses on the phonetics/phonology side of languages spoken by Hongkongers. In particular, I am interested in knowing how their languages (Cantonese, English, and Mandarin) interact and give rise to the unique character of Hong Kong speech, and how speakers’ social identity and attitude affect one’s speaking style. Currently, I am conducting research on the prosodic system of Hong Kong English, and planning to investigate the variation and change of Hong Kong Cantonese.