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Mr. Isaac Lau K.H.

Assistant Lecturer

Email: isaaclkh@hku.hk


Isaac Lau was graduated from the University of Hong Kong, double majoring in Japanese Studies and Chinese Language and Literature. He has earned two master’s degrees – Linguistics and Buddhist Studies at HKU.

Courses currently taught
JAPN1088 Japanese Language I (Part 1)
JAPN1099 Japanese Language I (Part 2)
JAPN2088 Japanese Language II (Part1)
JAPN2099 Japanese Language II (Part2)
JAPN3062 Japanese through manga
JAPN3027 Comparative study of phonetics in Japanese and Cantonese

Research interests
Crosslinguistic influence, second/third language acquisition, morphosyntactic transfer

・Lau, K. I., Lo, H., Horiuchi, M., Ojima, K., Leung, O. M., & Yamashita, N. (2017) Yonde kangaeru Nihon bunka. Society of Japanese Language Education Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR.
・Lau, K. I. (2016). Cross-linguistic influence of English (L2) on Japanese (L3) in Hong Kong.
(Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.

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