Dr. LAI Jackie Yan-Ki (賴欣祺)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34428773

Author IDs


BA (The University of Hong Kong)

MPhil (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

PhD (The University of Chicago)


Jackie Lai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Translation at City University Hong Kong. His research interests lie in syntax, morphology, and the syntax–semantics interface, with specific reference to Chinese languages (most notably Mandarin and Cantonese).

Research Interests/Areas

  • Syntax
  • Morphology
  • Syntax–Semantics Interface
  • Minimalism
  • Distributed Morphology
  • Chinese Linguistics


  • Prize in Linguistics (HKU)
  • Chan Kai Ming Prize (HKU)