research projects
Professional organizations and membership

• Matthews, S & V. Yip. 2011. Cantonese: a Comprehensive Grammar. London: Routledge. 2nd edition [book website] new

• Yip, V. & S. Matthews. In Preparation. Bilingual Development Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

• Yip, V. and S. Matthews. 2013. 双语儿童:早期发展与语言接触《语言科技文库》译者:蔡雅菁  出版社北京世界图书出版公司

• Yip, V. & S. Matthews. 2007. The Bilingual Child: Early Development and Language Contact. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [book website]

Reviews of Yip and Matthews(2007) include the following:

~ Francis, N. 2008.Journal of Child Language 35: 917-922.
~ Myers-Scotton, C. 2008. Journal of Linguistics 44: 791-796.
~ Logan-Terry, A. 2009 Studies in Second Language Acquisition 31: 507-508.
~ Li, A. 2011. Journal of Chinese Linguistics 39: 492-500.
~ Kupisch, Tanja. 2011. First Language 31: 373-376.
~ Field, Fredrick. 2012. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 27: 183-186.

• Yip, V. & S. Matthews. 2001. Intermediate Cantonese: a Grammar and Workbook. London: Routledge. (eBook is available)
See online review by Blaine Erickson

• Yip, V. & S. Matthews. 2000. Basic Cantonese: a Grammar and Workbook. London: Routledge. (eBook is available)
See review by Fang Yew-Jin (2001). Asian Studies Review 25.3.379-381.

• Matthews, S & V. Yip. 1994. Cantonese: a Comprehensive Grammar. London: Routledge. (eBook is available)

The Japanese translation of Cantonese: a Comprehensive Grammar by Matthews and Yip(London: Routledge1994) 3 is translated by Eiichi Chishima 1 and Shin Kataoka 2 2000

Reviews of Matthews and Yip (1994) include the following :
~ Samuel H-N. Cheung (1996) International Review of Chinese Linguistics Vol.1.1:129-133
~ Alain Peyraube (1996) International Review of chinese Linguistics Vol. 1.1.: 126-128 [in French]
~ Hugh Baker (1996) School of Oriental and African Studies Bulletin pp. 182-184.
~ Gisela Bruche-Schulz (1996) Cahiers de Lingusitique-Asie Orientale 25:135-157.
~ JeroenWiedenhof (1996) Glot International Vol.2.3:19.
~ Marjorie Chan (1998) Journal of Chinese Language Teachers Association Vol.33.3:97-106. (online review by Marjorie Chan).

• Yip, V. 1995. Interlanguage and Learnability: from Chinese to English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Reviews of Yip (1995) include the following:
~ Yuan Boping (1997) Studies in Second Language Acquisition. 19.4:513-514.
~ Wolfgang Kuhlwein (1999) International Review of Applied Linguistics in LanguageTeaching 37.4:321-327.


Journal Articles & Book Chapters:

• Matthews, S. and V. Yip. In press. Bilingual and multilingual acquisition of Chinese. In Huang, C.-T. J., Y.-H. A. Li, and A. Simpson (eds.), The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics, pp.495-510.

• Matthews, S. and V. Yip. In press. Relative constructions. In Huang, C. R. and D. X. Shi. (eds.,) A Reference Grammar of Chinese. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

• Yip, V. and S. Matthews. In press. Childhood bilingualism in the Chinese context. In W. Behr, Y-G. Gu , Z. Handel, C.-T. J. Huang and R. Sybesma. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics. Leiden: Brill.

Matthews, S. and V. Yip. 2013. The emergence of quantifier scopeLinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 3.3.324-329.

• Yip, V. 2013. Simultaneous language acquisition. In F. Grosjean and L. Ping (eds).The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism, Wiley-Blackwell, 119-136.

• Chan, A., S. Matthews and V. Yip. 2012. The acquisition of relative clauses in Cantonese and Mandarin. In Evan Kidd (ed.) The Acquisition of Relative Clauses: Processing, Typology and Function. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp.197-226.

• Matthews, S. and V. Yip. 2011. Unbalanced bilingual acquisition as a mechanism of grammatical change. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 14.2: 159-161.

• Tan, L.H., Chen, L., Yip, V., Chan, A.H.D., Yang, J., Gao, J. H., & Siok, W.T. (2011). Activity levels in the left hemisphere caudate–fusiform circuit predict how well a second language will be learned.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108(6): 2540-4.

• Yip, V. and S. Matthews. 2010. Promoting Bilingualism Research in Hong Kong and East Asia : The Childhood Bilinguailsm Research Center. Journal of Chinese Linguistics 38. 2: 396-403.

• Yip, V. and S. Matthews. 2010. The acquisition of Chinese in bilingual and multilingual contexts. International Journal of Bilingualism 14. 1: 127-146.

• Matthews, S. and V. Yip. 2009. Contact-induced grammaticalization: evidence from bilingual acquisition. Studies in Language 33:2, 366-395

• Matthews, S. and V. Yip. 2008. Passive, unaccusative and pretransitive constructions in Chaozhou. In Djamouri, R., B.Meisterernst and R. Sybesma (eds). Chinese Linguistics in Leipzig, pp.163-174. Centre de Recherches Linguistiques sur l'Asie Orientale, Paris.

• Chan, A.H.D., Luke, K.K., P. Li, Yip, V., Li, G.., Weekes, B., & Tan, L.H. 2008. Neural correlates of nouns and verbs in early bilinguals. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1145: 30-40

• Yip, V. and S. Matthews. 2007. Relative Clauses in Cantonese-English Bilingual Children: Typological Challenges and Processing Motivations. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 29: 277-300.

• Yip, V. and S. Matthews. 2006. Assessing language dominance in bilingual acquisition: a case for mean length utterance differentials. Language Assessment Quarterly. 3(2), 97–116.

• Matthews, S., Xu H-L. and V. Yip. 2005. Passive and unaccusative in the Jieyang dialect of Chaozhou. Journal of East Asian Linguistics 14: 267-298.

• Yip, V. and S. Matthews. 2005. Dual input and learnability: null objects in Cantonese-English bilingual childrenProceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, ed. James Cohen, Kara T. McAlister, Kellie Rolstad, and Jeff MacSwan, 2421-2431. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

• Gu Y. and V. Yip. 2004. On the Cantonese resultative predicate V-can. Concentric: Studies in Linguistics 30.2.35-67.

• Yip, V. 2006. Early bilingual acquisition in the Chinese context. In Li P., L-H .Tan, E. Bates & O. Tzeng. (eds.) Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics (Vol.1). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 148-162.

• Chan, A.H.D., Liu, H.L., Yip, V., Fox, P.T., Gao, J.H., & Tan, L.H. 2004. Neural systems for word meaning modulated by semantic ambiguity. NeuroImage, 22, 1128-1133.

• Yip, V. 2004. 粵英雙語兒童早期的語法發展《當代語言學》第一期, 1-18 頁. “Early syntactic development in Cantonese-English bilingual children” Contemporary Linguistics 6.1.1-18.

• Matthews, S. & V. Yip. 2002. "Relative Clauses in Early Bilingual Development: Transfer and Universals," in A. Giacalone (ed.), Typology and Second Language Acquisition. Mouton de Gruyter.
~ See online review of the book by Malcolm Finney

• Matthews, S.& V. Yip. 2001. "The Structure and Stratification of Relative Clauses in Contemporary Cantonese," in H. Chappell (ed.), Sinitic Grammar:Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives. Oxford University Press, 266-281.

• Yip, V. & S. Matthews. 2000."Syntactic Transfer in a Cantonese-English Bilingual Child" Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 3.3.193-208.

• Yip, V. & G. Tang. 1998. "Acquisition of English Reflexive Binding by Cantonese Learners: testing the positive transfer hypothesis," in M-L. Beck (ed.), Morphology and its Interfaces in Second Language Knowledge. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

• Matthews, S & V. Yip. 1998. "Verb-copying Constructions in Cantonese," in B. T'sou (ed.), Studia Linguistica Serica. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong.

• Yip, V. & S. Matthews. 1995. "I-Interlanguage and typology," in L. Eubank et al (eds.), The Current State of Interlanguage. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

• Yip, V. 1994. "Consciousness-raising and Learnability," in T.Odlin (ed.),Perspectives on Pedagogical Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.