Olivia Shi-Ching LAM
林思騁

B.A., M.Phil (HKU), D.Phil (Oxon)

Assistant Professor
School of Humanities (Linguistics)
The University of Hong Kong,
Pokfulam Road,
Hong Kong.

Office: RRST917
Room 917, 9/F,
Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU


Office No.: (852) 3917-2758

Email: osclam [at] hku [dot] hk

Research Interests
My research interests lie mainly in syntax and morphology. My current interests include the syntax of double object constructions, especially the syntax of the give-construction; the cross-linguistic morphological and syntactic properties of objects; and, applicativization. I am particularly interested in the morphosyntax of Chinese and African languages.


Teaching

Sem. 1, 2011-2012
LING1001 Introduction to Linguistics (Morphology & Syntax)
CCHU9042 Human Language: Nature or Nurture? [Course Webpage] [Moodle]


Sem. 2, 2011-2012

LING2030 Morphological Theory

Sem. 1, 2011-2012
LING1001 Introduction to Linguistics (Morphology & Syntax)

Sem. 2, 2010-2011
LING2018 Lexical Functional Grammar

Sem. 1, 2010-2011
LING1001 Introduction to Linguistics (Morphology & Syntax)
LING7005 Grammar: Theories and Applications (MA course)

Sem. 2, 2009-2010
LING2018 Lexical Functional Grammar

Sem. 1, 2009-2010
LING2030 Morphological Theory
LING7005 Grammar: Theories and Applications (MA course)

Sem. 2, 2008-2009
LING2032 Syntactic Theory

Sem. 1, 2008-2009
LING7005 Grammar: Theories and Applications (MA course)



Education

Doctor of Philosophy
University of Oxford
Thesis: Object Functions and Double Object Constructions in Lexical Functional Grammar [Abstract]

Master of Philosophy
The University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Arts
The University of Hong Kong

 

Publications

2008. The applicative affix and morpheme ordering in Chichewa. In Miriam Butt and Tracy H. King (eds). Proceedings of the 12th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference. Stanford, CA.: CSLI Publications, 363-82. [Abstract] [Full paper]

2005. Ed. Human Language Technology in Multilingual Perspectives. Special Issue of International Journal of Technology and Human Interactions. (with Adams Bodomo)

2005. Double Object and Serial Verb Benefactive Constructions in Cantonese. Acta Orientalia, 65: 69-89. (with Adams Bodomo and Natalie S-S. Yu)

2004. Treebank-based acquisition of a Chinese Lexical-Functional Grammar. Proceedings of the 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC 18). Tokyo: Logico-Linguistic Society of Japan (with Michael Burke, Aoife Cahill, Rowena W-L. Chan, Ruth O’Donovan, Adams Bodomo, Josef van Genabith and Andy Way).

2003. Serial Verb Constructions in Cantonese. Journal of Chinese Linguistics Monograph 19: Lexical-Functional Grammar Analysis of Chinese, 117-28.


2003. Modeling Verb Order in Multi-Verbal Complex Predicates. Proceedings of the 17th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC 17). Singapore: Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society (COLIPS) (with Adams Bodomo).