Andy Chin is currently Head of the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong. He is also the Associate Director of the Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Studies.
Trained as a linguist, Dr. Andy Chin has a wide range of interests in linguistics research, including linguistic typology, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, and Chinese linguistics. He has undertaken different types of projects supported by General Research Fund, Early Career Scheme, Knowledge Transfer Fund, Central Research Fund and Teaching Development Grants.
In 2012, Andy developed The Corpus of Mid-20th Century Hong Kong Cantonese with data drawn from the speech dialogues recorded in early Cantonese movie produced between 1943 and 1970 [http://hkcc.eduhk.hk]. The corpus data is useful for studying how Cantonese was used half a century ago. The cinematic nature of the corpus can also be used for studying the inter-relationship between language and culture and society. A digital museum has been constructed to highlight some interesting but unnoticeable linguistic changes of the Cantonese language over the past 60 years [https://hkseattle.wixsite.com/cantonesemuseum].
Andy has taught a great variety of linguistics courses: Introduction to Linguistics, Language and Society / Sociolinguistics, Spoken and Written Discourse, Chinese Rhetoric, Structure of Chinese, Cantonese Linguistics, Langugage, Society and Cognition, Asian Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca in Asia. He also teaches Cantonese grammar courses for students in the area of Speech-Language Pathology.