Dr. MAI Ziyin Maggie (麥子茵)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34426426

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes


B.A. (Peking University)

M.A. (Peking University)

M.Phil. (Cambridge)

Ph.D. (Cambridge)

Research Interests/Areas

Childhood bilingualism

Heritage language acquisition

Second language acquisition

Language processing


Dr Mai specializes in childhood bilingualism and second language acquisition. She studied at Peking University (B.A., M.A.) and University of Cambridge (M.Phil., Ph.D.), where she received training in theoretical and applied linguistics. Before joining CityU as assistant professor, she was postdoctoral research fellow, lecturer and research assistant professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her current research projects investigate the development, maintenance, loss and revival of Chinese in younger learners in English-speaking contexts, the (un)balanced development of Cantonese, English and/or Mandarin in multilingual children, as well as online processing of complex grammatical features in late English-Chinese bilinguals. She welcomes collaborations and student project proposals on these topics.



Language acquisition

Conversation Analysis


For more information about her research and teaching, see her personal website: https://maiziyin.com/

Editor or Editorial Membership

Second Language Research (Editorial Board)