© 2018 by Margaret Lei.

​My research interests lie in:

  • Language acquisition (L1 and L2)

  • Syntax and Semantics

  • Cantonese grammar 

  • Language and Cognition

My recent research topics include:

  • Children's acquisition of universal A-quantifiers in Cantonese and Mandarin

(in collaboration with Thomas Hun-tak Lee)

  • Children's interpretation of quantifier scope in Cantonese and Mandarin

(​in collaboration with Thomas Hun-tak Lee)

  • Children's understanding of event completion in Cantonese and Mandarin

(in collaboration with Thomas Hun-tak Lee)​

  • Children's knowledge of the interaction between aspect and quantification

(in collaboration with Thomas Hun-tak Lee)

  • The development of numerical cognition in children

(in collaboration with Charles Yang and Thomas Hun-tak Lee)

  • The early grammar of Shanghainese-speaking children

(in collaboration with Jialei Zhu and Thomas Hun-tak Lee)

  • Syntactic change in Hong Kong Cantonese

(in collaboration with Thomas Hun-tak Lee)

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