Mr Kelson Tsui received his BA degree (First Class Honours) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he read English and Chinese Language Studies. During his undergraduate study, he was on the Dean’s Honours List every academic year and was awarded The Sun Hing Holdings Limited Scholarship and the Hong Kong Translation Society F.C. Lo Scholarship for his outstanding academic performance. Recognising his keen interests towards Language Studies, Kelson pursued postgraduate studies afterwards. He first completed an MA degree in Translation at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. With the Cambridge Assessment Scholarship, he then did an MPhil degree in English and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge. His MPhil research paper examines the impact of the paratactic nature of Chinese on its speakers learning English, a more hypotactic language where sentences tend to be more syntactically hierarchal. Based on the findings, several pedagogical implications are drawn which may be useful for teachers when teaching Chinese learners of English to process and to construct long and sophisticated syntactically complex sentences.
Kelson has diverse research and teaching interests. He is interested in Lexicology, Grammar, Contrastive Studies of Chinese and English, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, First and Second Language Acquisition, Media Translation and Intercultural Communication.
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