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Anthony Pak-Hin Kong

Anthony Pak Hin Kong

, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Biography
  • Research
  • Courses

Biography

Academic Appointments

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA

  • 2013-16        Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
  • 2007-13       Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • 2010-12   Part-time clinical viva Examiner, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Education.
  • 2010-11    Part-time Assistant Professor, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Education.
  • 2003-06   Problem Based Learning (PBL) tutorial group tutor, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Education.
  • 2002-06   Adjunct Skills Lab Instructor, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Education.

 The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • 2016-17     Instructor (adjunct), Department of Special Education and Counselling

The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

  • 2014-16     Instructor (adjunct), Department of Special Education and Counselling

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Hong Kong

  • 2014-16    Part-time Lecturer, Department of Applied Science (Kwai Chung).
  • 2011-13    Part-time Lecturer, Department of Applied Science (Shatin).

 

Professional and Clinical Experiences

  • 2011         Visiting Researcher, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland.
  • 2006-07   Department Head, Speech Therapy Center, The Hong Kong Society for the Deaf, Hong Kong.
  • 2005         Instructor of clinical practicum bridge week, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • 2004-07   Vice Chairperson, Executive committee of the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists, Hong Kong.
  • 2003-04   External Secretary, Executive committee of the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists, Hong Kong.
  • 2003    Assistant Clinical Supervisor of adult clinic, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • 2002-06           Adjunct Speech Therapist, Aphasia, Dyslexia, and Dysgraphia Laboratory, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

 

Honorary Appointments

  • 2014    Project Advisor, Hong Kong Productivity Council, Hong Kong.
  • 2013-16   Consultant, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, Hong Kong
  • 2013-15   Consultant, Self Help Group for the Brain Damaged, Hong Kong.
  • 2013         Honorary Advisor, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, Hong Kong.
  • 2012-13   Honorary Advisor, Speech Therapy Coordinating Committee (COCST), Hospital Authority, Hong Kong.
  • 2010-13   Honorary Assistant Professor, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • 2008-12   Honorary Clinical Supervisor, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • 2007-15   Research Consultant, The Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists, Hong Kong.

 

Awards and Honors

  • 2016     Five Years of Service Recognition, The ASHA Student to Empowered Professional (S.T.E.P.) 1:1 Mentoring Program, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, USA.
  • 2015    United Nations Award, Annual UCF Millionaires Event, Office of Research & Commercialization, University of Central Florida, USA.
  • 2014-15    COHPA Faculty Sabbatical Award (2 semesters), College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, USA.
  • 2014         Award for Excellence in Professional Service, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, USA.
  • 2013         Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contribution in International Achievement, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, USA.
  • 2013         2012-13 UCF Research Incentive Award, Faculty Affairs Office, University of Central Florida, USA.
  • 2013         Service-Learning Faculty Recognition Award, Office of Experiential Learning, University of Central Florida, USA.
  • 2011-12    Research Fellow, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, USA.
  • 2011         Excellence in Research Award, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, USA.
  • 2010-11    Distinguished Researcher of the Year 2010-2011, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, USA.
  • 2010-13   Mentor, The ASHA Student to Empowered Professional (S.T.E.P.) 1:1 Mentoring Program, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, USA.
  • 2010-12   Faculty Research Partners, PROGENY - PROmoting the next GENeration of Researchers Program, ASHA's Research and Scientific Affairs Committee (RSAC), USA.
  • 2010-14   Mentor, Sir Edward Youde Scholars Association Youth Programme, Hong Kong, China.
  • 2009-14   Mentor, The ASHA Gathering Place Mentoring Academic Research Careers (MARC) Mentoring Program, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, USA.
  • 2009         Distinguished Alumni, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Credentials

  • Ph.D., Speech and Hearing Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
  • Research

    GRANT FUNDING

     

    Funded external grants with internal matching funds

    Kong, A.P.H., Law, S.P., & Lee, A. (P.I., Jun 2010 - May 2014). Toward a multi-modal and multi-level analysis of Chinese aphasic discourse. National Institutes of Health, PAR-08-212: Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01); US$700,975. [NIH: 1-R01-DC010398]

    • Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., Jun 2013 - May 2014). Toward a multi-modal and multi-level analysis of Chinese aphasic discourse. Office of Research and Commercialization C&G Internal Match Fund; University of Central Florida; $3,937. [UCF: 18709902]
    • Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., Jun 2012 - May 2013). Toward a multi-modal and multi-level analysis of Chinese aphasic discourse. Office of Research and Commercialization C&G Internal Match Fund; University of Central Florida; $6,536. [UCF: 18709902]
    • Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., Jun 2011 - May 2012). Toward a multi-modal and multi-level analysis of Chinese aphasic discourse. Office of Research and Commercialization C&G Internal Match Fund; University of Central Florida; $5,992. [UCF: 18709902]
    • Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., Jun 2010 - May 2011). Toward a multi-modal and multi-level analysis of Chinese aphasic discourse. Office of Research and Commercialization C&G Internal Match Fund; University of Central Florida; $8,381. [UCF: 18709902]

     

    Funded external grants

    Funding to support research

    Law, S.P. & Kong, A.P.H. (Co.I., Sep 2016 - Aug 2017). Pilot project on Cantonese-English Bilingual AphasiaBank. Seed Grant for International and Cross-border Collaborative Research Funds ("ICB Funds") 2016, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; HK$29,881 (US$3,856). [HKU Account code: 200007906/014304/10000/400/01]

    Lau, D.K.Y., & Kong, A.P.H. (Co.I., Sep 2016 - Aug 2019). Discourse analyses of Chinese speakers with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Departmental General Research Funds 2016, Research Office, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; HK$100,000 (US$12,884).

    Cho, L.-S., Lee, K. Y.-S., Kwok, C.-L. I., Mak, K.-H., Yuen, Y.-H., Cheng, M.-W., Choi, N.-S., & Kong, A.P.-H. (Co.I., Aug 2015 - Jul 2017). Development and validation of a new aphasia screening test for the Cantonese-speaking population. Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) 醫療衞生研究基金 - Health and Health Services, Food and Health Bureau, The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong; HK$984,260 (US$126,907). [Reference No: 12133761]

    Law, S.P., Copland, D., Kong, A.P.H., Lee, A., & Wong, C.S. (CoI, Jan 2012 - Dec 2012). An investigation of neural representations of distinctive linguistic features of Chinese using voxel-based lesion-symptom mapping. General Research Fund (GRF) 2011/12, The Hong Kong SAR Government Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong; HK$402,500 (US$51,736).

    Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., May 2004 - May 2005).The Cantonese Linguistic Communication Measure (CLCM): a tool for analysis of Cantonese aphasic speech. Sik Sik Yuen Education Research Fund Committee of Management, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; HK$2,000 (US$260).

    Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., Mar 2003 - Apr 2004). A Cantonese Linguistic Communication Measure (CLCM) for Analyzing Aphasic Narratives. Sik Sik Yuen Education Research Fund Committee of Management, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; HK$1,800 (US$240).

    Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., Feb 2002 - Feb 2003). A quantitative assessment of Cantonese aphasic production. Sik Sik Yuen Education Research Fund Committee of Management, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; HK$3,000 (US$390).

    Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., Sep 2002). A quantitative analysis of Cantonese aphasic production: procedure and data. University of Hong Kong: The Committee on Research and Conference Grants (CRCG) Award, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; HK$13,200 (US$1,700).

     

    Funding to support research and knowledge exchange

    Law, S.P., Kong, A.P.H., & Lee, A. (project team member, Dec 2010 - Jun 2011). Understanding and communicating with brain-injured individuals with language impairment. Knowledge Exchange Funding Exercise 2010/11, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; HK$64,188 (US$8,255).

    • To promote a proper understanding among the general public of the communicative difficulties of brain-injured individuals with aphasia
    • To raise the profile of speech/language therapy (SLT) as a paramedical profession and its role in language assessment and rehabilitation

    Chung, Y.S., Wong, K.W., Kong, A.P.H., & Leung, F.K. (Co.I., Sep 2007 - Jan 2008).Building a harmonious campus with hearing impaired persons. Food and Health Bureau, The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong; HK$8,000 (US$1,030).

    • To raise the general awareness of the communicative difficulties of individuals with hearing impairment
    • To promote the understanding of a multi-disciplinary approach in educating students with hearing difficulties

    Ng, H.Y., Chan, K.L., & Kong, A.P.H. (Co.I. Jan 07 - Oct 08).Teachers voice protection campaign (Project reference number: 20060714). Research Office of the Food and Health Bureau, The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong; HK$160,000 (US$20,615).

    • To launch a public awareness program on voice protection in teachers
    • To conduct workshops for teachers in relation to vocal hygiene education and prevention of occupational voice disorder
    • To provide voice screening for teachers

     

    Funded internal grants

    Funding to support research

    Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., Dec 2013 - Nov 2014). Computerized Language and Cognitive Exercises to Improve Communication in Clients with Degenerative Language Difficulties. Competitive Grant 2013-14; Learning Institute for Elders at the University of Central Florida, Inc. (LIFE@UCF); $1,350. [UCF: CHPA000034]

    Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., Dec 2012 - Nov 2013). Using Apps on tablet devices to conduct language and cognitive exercises for clients with acquired communication disorders. Competitive Grant 2012-13; Learning Institute for Elders at the University of Central Florida, Inc. (LIFE@UCF);$2,000. [UCF: CHPA000034]

    Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., Jul 2011 - Jun 2014). The development of a corpus for Cantonese aphasia. College of Health and Public Affairs Incentive Award for Federal Proposal Submission; University of Central Florida; $2,500. [UCF: 18704205]

    Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., May 2011 - Apr 2012). Quantifying gesture use in aphasia: the interaction between gesture and language. Office of Research and Commercialization In-house Research Grant; University of Central Florida; $7,500. [UCF: 18709011]

    Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., Dec 2010 - Nov 2011). An investigation of gesture employment in normal elderly and speakers with stroke-induced language disorders. Competitive Grant 2010; Learning Institute for Elders at the University of Central Florida, Inc. (LIFE@UCF);$700. [UCF: CHPA000034]

    Kong, A.P.H., & Whiteside, J.D. (P.I., May 2010 - Apr 2011). Narratives of adults with aphasia: Influence of linguistic functioning on concept analysis. Office of Research and Commercialization In-house Research Grant; University of Central Florida; $7,500. [UCF: 18709010]

    Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., May 2009 - Aug 2009). The development of a corpus for Cantonese aphasia. College of Health and Public Affairs Dean's Discretionary Funds to Support International Research; University of Central Florida; $2,367.

    Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., May 2009 - Apr 2010). The development of a language database for the study of stroke-induced communication impairments. Office of Research and Commercialization In-house Research Grant; University of Central Florida; $7,500. [UCF: 18709009]

    Kong, A.P.H. (P.I., May 2008 - Apr 2010). An investigation of linguistic measures for differentiating aphasic from normal discourse production. Office of Research and Commercialization In-house Research Grant; University of Central Florida; $7,500. [UCF: 18709007]

    Funding to support student research

    Kong, A.P.H. (Faculty Investigator, Aug 2007 - Dec 2008). Prevalence of voice problems among primary and secondary teachers in Hong Kong. Undergraduate Research and Mentoring Program (RAMP) Student Support, Office of Undergraduate Studies, University of Central Florida; $300.

    Funding to support teaching

    Kong, A.P.H. (Feb 11). Service-Learning Mini-Grant 2010-11, UCF Office of Experiential Learning; University of Central Florida;$500.

    Kong, A.P.H. (Dec 07). Service-Learning Mini-Grant 2007-08, UCF Office of Service-Learning; University of Central Florida;$800.

     

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    Refereed journal articles   (* Research student supervised/co-supervised)

    Wallace, S.J., Worrall, L., Rose, T., Le Dorze, G., Cruice, M., Isaksen, J., Kong, A.P.H., Simmons-Mackie, N, Scarinci, N.A., & Gauvreau, C.A. (2016). Which outcomes are most important to people with aphasia and their families? An international nominal group technique study framed within the ICF. Disability and Rehabilitation. Epub ahead 27 Jun doi: 10.1080/09638288.2016.1194899

    Worrall, L., Simmons-Mackie, N., Wallace, S., Rose, T., Brady, M., Kong, A.P.H., Murray, L., & Hallowell, B. (2016). Let's call it "aphasia": Rationales for eliminating the term "dysphasia". International Journal of Stroke, 11(8), 848-851. doi: 10.1177/1747493016654487

    Kong, A.P.H., Lam, P.H.P.*, Ho, D.W.L., Lau, J.K., Humphreys, G., Riddoch, J., & Weekes, B. (2016). The Hong Kong version of the Oxford Cognitive Screen (HK-OCS): Validation study for Cantonese-speaking chronic stroke survivors. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 23(5), 530-548. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2015.1127321

    Kong, A.P.H., Whiteside, J., & Bargmann, P. (2016). The Main Concept Analysis: Validation and sensitivity in differentiating discourse produced by unimpaired English speakers from individuals with aphasia and dementia of Alzheimer type. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 41(3), 129-141. doi: 10.3109/14015439.2015.1041551

    Pan, X., Chen, H., Bickerton, W.L., Lau, J.K.L., Kong, A.P.H., Rotshtein, P., Guo, A., Hu, J., & Humphreys, G.W. (2015). Preliminary findings on the reliability and validity of the Cantonese Birmingham Cognitive Screen in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 2015(11), 2377-2390. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S85698

    Kong, A.P.H., & Yeh, C.C.* (2015). A Taiwanese Mandarin Main Concept Analysis (TM-MCA) for quantification of aphasic oral discourse. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders. Epub ahead 19 Feb doi: 10.1111/1460-6984.12157

    Kong, A.P.H., Law, S.P., Wat, W.K.C.*, & Lai, C. (2015). Co-verbal gestures among speakers with aphasia: Influence of aphasia severity, linguistic and semantic skills, and hemiplegia on gesture employment in oral discourse. Journal of Communication Disorders, 56, 88-102. doi: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2015.06.007 

    Kong, A.P.H., Law, S.-P., Kwan, C.C.Y.*, Lai, C., & Lam, V. (2015). A coding system with independent annotations of gesture forms and functions during verbal communication: Development of a Database of Speech and GEsture (DoSaGE). Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 39(1), 93-111. doi: 10.1007/s10919-014-0200-6

    Kong, A.P.H., & Whiteside, J. (2015). Early recovery of a multi-lingual speaker with aphasia using Cantonese and English. Speech, Language and Hearing, 18(3), 133-139. doi: 10.1179/2050572814Y.0000000059

    Kong, A.P.H. (2015). Conducting cognitive exercises for early dementia with the use of apps on iPads. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 36(2), 102-106. doi: 10.1177/1525740114544026

    Law, S.-P., Kong, A.P.H., Lai, L.W.S.*, Lai, C. (2014). Effects of context and word class on lexical retrieval in Chinese speakers with anomic aphasia. Aphasiology. Epub ahead 22 Aug doi: 10.1080/02687038.2014.951598

    Turner, A.*, Rivers, K.O., Kong, A.P.H., & Yee, K. (2014). Student perception of Facebook in the classroom. ECHO: The Official Journal of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing, 9(1), 15-26..

    Hilger, A.*, Ramsberger, G., Gilley, P., Menn, L., & Kong, A.P.H. (2014). Analysing speech problems in a longitudinal case study of logopenic variant PPA. Aphasiology, 28(7), 840-861. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2014.895974

    Kong, A.P.H., Abutalebi, J., Lam, K.S.Y.*, & Weekes, B. (2014). Executive and language control in the multilingual brain. Behavioural Neurology, 2014, Article ID 527951, 1-7. doi:10.1155/2014/527951

    Kong, A.P.H. (2014). Students' perceptions of using Problem Based Learning (PBL) in teaching cognitive communicative disorders. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 28(1/2), 60-71. doi:10.3109/02699206.2013.808703

    Kong, A.P.H. (2013). The use of sentence final particles in Cantonese-speakers with aphasia. US-China Foreign Language, 11(9), 659-667.

    Kong, A.P.H., Ross, A.*, & Pettigrew, C. (2012). A Main-Concept Analysis for aphasic discourse in Irish-English speakers: Adaptation and preliminary report. Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 19, 19-43.

    Dai, E.*, Kong, A.P.H., & Weekes, B.S. (2012). Recovery of naming and discourse production: A bilingual anomic case study. Aphasiology, 26(6), 737-756.

    Kong, A.P.H. (2011). Family members' report on speech-language pathology and community services for people with aphasia in the Hong Kong. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(25-26), 2633-2645.

    Kong, A.P.H., & Weekes, B. (2011). Use of Bilingual Aphasia Test in two Chinese dialects: Cantonese and Putonghua. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 25, 540-552.

    Kong, A.P.H. (2011). The main concept analysis in Cantonese aphasic oral discourse: External validation and monitoring chronic aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 54, 148-159.

    Kong, A.P.H. (2009). The use of main concept analysis to measure discourse production in Cantonese-speaking persons with aphasia: A preliminary report. Journal of Communication Disorders, 42, 442-464.

    Kong, A.P.H., & Law, S.P. (2009). A linguistic communication measure for monitoring changes in Chinese aphasic narrative production. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 23(4), 255-269.

    LaPointe, L.L., Law, S.P., & Kong, A.P.H. (2006). Effects of cafeteria noise on generative naming: Cross-cultural differences. Brain and Language, 99(1/2), 115-116.

    Law, S.P., Wong, W., & Kong, A. (2006). Direct access from meaning to orthography in Chinese: a case study of superior written to oral naming. Aphasiology, 20(6), 565-578.

    Kong, A.P.H. & Law, S.P. (2005). External validation of the Cantonese linguistic communication measure. Brain and Language, 95(1), 197-199.

    Kong, A.P.H. & Law, S.P. (2004). Using the Cantonese linguistic communication measure to monitor changes of narrative production in aphasic patients. Brain and Language, 91(1), 27-28.

    Kong, A.P.H., & Law, S.P. (2004). A Cantonese linguistic communication measure for evaluating aphasic narrative production: normative and preliminary aphasic data. Journal of Multilingual Communication Disorders, 2(2), 124-146.

    Kong, A.P.H. & Law, S.P. (2003). A Cantonese linguistic communication measure (CLCM): Further development. Brain and Language, 87(1), 183-184.

    Kong, A.P.H. & Law, S.P. (2003). A Cantonese linguistic communication measure. Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, 8(3), 229-234.

    Kong, A.P.H. & Law, S.P. (2002). A Cantonese linguistic communication measure. Brain and Language, 83(1), 19-21.

     

    Textbook 

    Kong, A.P.H. (2016). Analysis of neurogenic disordered discourse production: From theory to practice. New York, NY: Routledge Psychology Press. https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138853591

     

    Invited article

    Kong, A.P.H. (2011). Aphasia assessment in Chinese speakers. The ASHA Leader, 16(13), 36-38.  

     

    Clinical handbooks / Assessment batteries

    Kong, A.P.H. (2016). The Main Concept Analysis (MCA) for oral discourse production. Hong Kong: Commercial Press.

    Kong, A.P.H. (2014). Family members' perceptions of speech-language pathology services for persons with aphasia questionnaire. PsycTESTS® Database Record. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t34891-000

    Kong, A.P.H. (2009). Communication and swallowing impairments after brain injury: Handbook for survivors and family members. Hong Kong: Centre for Communication Disorders (CCD), The University of Hong Kong.

    Leung, M.T., Chan, K.W., Chung, Y.M., Ng, H.Y., Kong, P.H., & Lau, K.M. (2006). Translation Glossary of Speech Pathology Terms (Second Edition). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists.

     

    Book chapters

    Kong, A.P.H. (2015). Aphasia. In R. Sybesma, W. Behr, Y.G. Gu, Z. Handel, C.T.J. Huang., & J. Myers, (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Chinese language and linguistics. The Netherlands: Brill (Online) Publishing. http://www.encquran.brill.nl/entries/encyclopedia-of-chinese-language-and-linguistics/aphasia-COM_00000017

    Kong, A.P.H., & Law, S.P. (2009). Cantonese Linguistic Communication Measure (CLCM): A clinical tool for assessing aphasic narrative production. In S.P. Law, B. Weekes, & A. Wong (Eds.), Disorders of Speech and Language in Chinese (pp. 255-272). Clevedon, UK:Multilingual Matters.

     

    Software programs/ Language corpora for public access 

    Kong, A.P.H., & Law, S.P. (since 2015). Cantonese AphasiaBank. http://www.speech.hku.hk/caphbank/search/

    Kong, A.P.H., Law, S.P., & MacWhinney, B. (since 2014). Chinese corpora (linguistic data with audio and video files) of spontaneous narratives from Cantonese speakers with aphasia. http://talkbank.org/data/AphasiaBank/Cantonese/ [ISBN: 1-59642-959-3] doi:10.21415/T5P309

    Kong, A.P.H., Law, S.P., & MacWhinney, B. (since 2010). Chinese corpora of spontaneous narratives from normal native Cantonese speakers. http://talkbank.org/data/AphasiaBank/Cantonese/ [ISBN: 1-59642-960-7] doi:10.21415/T5401P

    Law, S.P., Kong, A.P.H., & MacWhinney, B. (since 2010). A Cantonese (yue) morphological parser for linguistic analysis. http://childes.psy.cmu.edu/morgrams/



    Selected  refereed conference proceedings   (* Research student supervised/co-supervised)

    Kong, A. & Law, S. (2016). Conducting corpus-based analyses of linguistic, acoustic, and co-verbal performances in aphasia using the Cantonese AphasiaBank database. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00014

    Kong, A. (2016). Pathological switching and mixing in bi-/multi-lingual speakers with acquired language disorders. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00088

    Kiran, S., Kong, A., Gray, T.J., & Calabria, M. (2016). Bilingualism and cognitive control. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00091

    Cheung, C.*, Kong, A., & Law, S. (2016). Can co-verbal gestures facilitate word finding difficulties during production of spontaneous discourse? Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00019

    Chow, W.*, Kong, A., & Lau, K. (2016). An investigation of global and local coherence of spontaneous personal versus descriptive narratives in native Chinese speakers with traumatic brain injury: Preliminary data. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00018

    Ngai, K.*, Kong, A., & Lau, K. (2016). A preliminary report of the narrative abilities and verb production among Mandarin-speaking individuals with traumatic brain injury. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00003

    Gao, G.*, Kong, A., & Lau, K. (2016). Production of main concepts by Mandarin-speakers with traumatic brain injury in China: A pilot study. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00005

    Mok, K.*, Kong, A., & Lau, K. (2016). Cohesion in oral discourse of Mandarin-speaking adults with traumatic brain injury: Report of pilot data on story telling. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00047

    Leung, V.*, Wong, C.*, Kong, A., & Lau, K. (2016). Propositional analysis of discourse produced by Chinese speakers with traumatic brain injury. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00042

    Lee, T., Liu, Y., Huang, P.-W., Chien, J.-T., Lam, W.K., Yeung, Y.T., Law, T.K.T., Lee, K.Y.S., Kong, A.P.H., & Law, S.P. (2016). Automatic speech recognition for acoustic analysis and assessment of Cantonese pathological voice and speech. Proceedings of the 41st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2016), 6475-6479.

    Lee, T., Lam, W. K., Kong, A.P.H., & Law, S.P. (2015). Analysis of intonation patterns in Cantonese aphasia speech. Proceedings of the 18th Oriental International Committee for the Co-ordination and Standardization of Speech Databases and Assessment Techniques (COCOSDA) Conference, 86-89.

    Kong, A.P.H., Law, S.P., & Chak, G.* (2015). An investigation of the use of co-verbal gestures in oral discourse among Chinese speakers with fluent versus non-fluent aphasia and healthy adults. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2015.65.00079

    Lee, T., Kong, A.P.H., & Lam, W.K. (2015). Measuring prosodic deficits in oral discourse by speakers with fluent aphasia. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2015.65.00047

    Yeh, C.C.* & Kong, A.P.H. (2015). The Taiwanese Mandarin Linguistic Communication Measure (TM-LCM): An adaptation study for quantifying discourse produced by healthy individuals and speakers with aphasia in Taiwan. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2015.65.00069

    Kong, A.P.H., Linnik, A.*, Law, S., & Shum, W.* (2014). Measuring the coherence of healthy and aphasic discourse production in Chinese using Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST). Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00028 

    Lee, T., Kong, A.P.H., & Wang, H. (2014). Duration of content and function words in oral discourse by speakers with fluent aphasia: Preliminary data. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00039

    Lau, D., Kong, A.P.H., & Wilson, M. (2014). Regular-, irregular-, and pseudo-character processing in Chinese: The regularity effect in normal adult readers. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00023

    Ramsberger, G., Kong, A.P.H., & Menn, L. (2014). Speech deterioration in an English-Shanghainese Speaker with Logopenic Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00019

    Lam, P.*, Kong, A.P.H., Ho, D., Humphreys, G., & Weekes, B. (2014). Cantonese version of the Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS): Validation for stroke survivors in Hong Kong. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00005

    Ho, D., Kong, A.P.H., Koon, N.*, & Weekes, B. (2014). Relationship between deficits of verbal short-term memory and auditory impairment among Cantonese speakers with aphasia. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00006

    Reres, A.*, Kong, A.P.H., & Whiteside, J. (2014). Proposing a clinical quantification framework of macro-linguistic structures in aphasic narratives. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00004

    Yeh, C.* & Kong, A.P.H. (2014). Development of the Taiwanese Mandarin Main Concept Analysis (TM-MCA): Normative and preliminary aphasic data. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00003

    Chan, J.*, Kong, A.P.H., Weekes, B., Humphreys, G., Riddoch, J., Bickerton, W.L., & Lau, J.K.L. (2013). A validation of the Cantonese version of the Birmingham Cognitive Screen (BCoS) for stroke survivors in Hong Kong. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 240-241.

    Law, S., Kong, A.P.H., Lai, L.*, & Lai, C. (2013). Production of nouns and verbs in picture naming and narrative tasks by Chinese speakers with aphasia. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 63-64. [PMCID: PMC3880454 / NIHMSID: NIHMS539914]

    Kong, A.P.H., Law, S., Wat, W.*, & Lai, C. (2013). Employment of gestures in spontaneous verbal discourse by speakers with aphasia. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 200-201. [PMCID: PMC3880653 /NIHMSID: NIHMS539915]

    Ozaeta, C.*, Kong, A.P.H., & Ranoa-Javier, M.B. (2013). A pilot study of using the Tagalog version of the Western Aphasia Battery-Revised in the Philippines. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 232-233.

    Chu, L., Ha, J., Kong, A.P.H., Kwok, C.*, Lao, A.*, & Weekes, B. (2013). Age of Acquisition effects on object naming in Chinese speakers with dementia. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 67-68.

    Lee, T., Kong, A.P.H., Chan, V.C.F., & Wang, H. (2013). Analysis of auto-aligned and auto-segmented oral discourse by speakers with aphasia: A preliminary study on the acoustic parameter of duration. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 71-72. [PMCID: PMC3936202 / NIHMSID: NIHMS539916]

    Hilger, A.*, Gilley, P., Ramsberger, G., Kong, A.P.H., Menn, L., & Kan, P.(2012). Capturing sound errors in aphasic narration: A supplement to existing measures of narrative quality. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 61, 232-233.

    Kong, A.P.H., Law, S., Kwan, C.*, Lai, C., Lam, V., & Lee, A. (2012). A novel approach to analyze gesture forms and functions in spontaneous oral discourse production of normal speakers. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 61, 242-243. [PMCID:PMC3727155 / NIHMSID: NIHMS476280]

    Lam, K.*, Weekes, B., Kong, A.P.H., & Abutalebi, J. (2012). Impaired word retrieval in aphasia: A trilingual Cantonese-English-Mandarin case study. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 61, 204-205.

    Ozaeta, C.*, & Kong, A.P.H. (2012). Development of the Tagalog version of the Western Aphasia Battery-Revised: A preliminary report. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 61, 174-176.

     Lee, A., Kong, A.P.H., & Law, S. (2012). Using forced alignment for automatic acoustic-phonetic segmentation of aphasic discourse. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 61, 92-93. [PMCID: PMC3727157 / NIHMSID: NIHMS476294]

    Kong, A.P.H., Whiteside, J.D., & Raino, A.* (2011). Spontaneous recovery of linguistic, narrative, and cognitive skills from bilingual aphasia in Cantonese and English: A case study. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 23, 20-21.

    Hilger, A.*, Kong, A.P.H., Menn, L., Yan, Y., Ramsberger, G., & Filley, C. (2011). Longitudinal output changes in a case of logopenic bilingual PPA. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 23, 31-32.

    Dai, E.*, Kong, A.P.H., & Weekes, B.S. (2011). Naming and discourse production: A bilingual case study. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 23, 24-26.

    Kong, A.P.H., Law, S.P., & Lee, A.S.Y. (2010). An investigation of use of non-verbal behaviors among individuals with aphasia in Hong Kong: Preliminary data. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6, 57-58. [PMCID: PMC3727152 / NIHMSID: NIHMS476296]

    Lee, A.S.Y., Kong, A.P.H., & Ryalls, J. (2010). Effect of intonation on tone production in Cantonese speakers with aphasia. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6, 125-127.

    Kong, A.P.H., Lee, A.S.Y., & Law, S.P. (2009). A multi-level and multi-modal framework for analyzing Cantonese aphasic discourse production: A preliminary proposal. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of Academy of Aphasia, Boston, MA, USA, 57-58.

    Lee, A.S.Y., Kong, A.P.H., & Law, S.P. (2009, October). Acoustic analysis of prosody for normal & aphasic discourse of Cantonese speakers. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of Academy of Aphasia, Boston, MA, USA, 104.

    Kong, A.P.H. (2008). The deterioration of reading aloud beyond the single word level in individuals with Alzheimer's disease: A preliminary descriptive report. Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of Academy of Aphasia, Turku, Finland, 9.

    Kong, A.P.H. (2008). An investigation of linguistic measures for differentiating aphasic from normal discourse production. Proceedings of the 13th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 74.

    Kong, A.P.H., & Law, S.P. (2004). Monitoring changes of narrative production in aphasic patients using the Cantonese linguistic communication measure (CLCM).Proceedings of the 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China, 1331.

    Kong, A.P.H., & Law, S.P. (2003). A Cantonese Linguistic Communication Measure (CLCM): Further Development. Proceedings of the 4th Science of Aphasia Conference, Trieste, Italy, 59-60.

     

    Research Interests

    • adult neurogenic communication disorders
    • aphasia
    • bilingualism
    • cognitive-communicative disorders
    • discourse analysis

    Courses

    • Doctorate level: SPA 7490 : Advanced Studies in Language Disorders --- Course Instructor
    • Doctorate level: IDS 7500: Seminar in Educational Research --- Faculty mentor
    • Graduate level: SPA 6410: Aphasia and Related Disorders --- Course Instructor
    • Graduate level: SPA 6417: Cognitive Communicative Disorders --- Course Instructor
    • Graduate level: SPA 6918: Research --- Course Instructor
    • Graduate level: SPA 6971 : Thesis (Thesis Research) --- Course Instructor
    • Undergraduate level: SPA 4400:  Language Disorders Across the Lifespan --- Course Instructor
    • Undergraduate level: SPA 4906: Independent Study --- Course Instructor
    • Undergraduate level: SPA 4912 : Directed Research --- Course Instructor

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