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lcheung2@stanford.edu

Tel: 650-723-0329

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Sik Lee Dennig

Lecturer in Chinese

Coordinator, Cantonese Program

Education

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1992

Other Information

  • Cantonese Program:
  • Research Interests:
    • Universality and Variability in Heritage Language Development
    • Development and Maintenance of Cantonese as a Heritage Language
    • Teaching and Learning of Cantonese as a Foreign Language
    • Acquisition of Cantonese by Mandarin Speakers
    • Simultaneous Bilingual Language Acquisition
  • Upcoming & Recent Conference Presentations:
    • Dennig, S. L., & Leung, G. (2014). Cantonese HL development: An examination of narratives from Cantonese-speaking children and adults.  To be presented at the Second International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages, March 7-8, 2014, UCLA, CA.
    • Dennig, S. L., Leung, G., & Uchikoshi, Y. (2014). Universality and Variability in Chinese Heritage Language: Implications for Researchers and Practitioners.  To be presented at 2014 American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, March 22-25, 2014, Portland, OR.
    • Dennig, S. L. & Leung, G. (2012). The Acquisition of Chinese as a First Language in the U.S.: The Cantonese Experience.  Presented at the 24th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, University of San Francisco, June 8-10, 2012.  To appear in C. Chu & Z. Li, (Eds.), Proceedings of the 24th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-24).  Columbus, OH: Ohio State University.
    • Dennig, S. L. & Leung, G. (2012). Profiling the Frog Story Narratives of Cantonese Heritage Speakers in the U.S.  Presented at the International Conference on Bilingualism and Comparative Linguistics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, May 15-16, 2012.
    • Dennig, S. L., & Lowdermilk, M. K. (2011). Promoting  global  competence  and  oral communication skills via social media.  A one-hour electronic poster presentation at the ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo, November 19, 2011, Denver, CO.
    • Dennig, S. L. (2011). Narration and description in major time frames in Mandarin.  Presented in a  90-minute  session  entitled  Catering  to  Learner  Needs  at  Different  Levels  of  Chinese Instruction chaired by Youping Zhang at the ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo, November 18, 2011, Denver, CO.
    • Dennig, S. L., Leung, G., & Uchikoshi, Y. (2011). Cantonese maintenance in the U.S. context: Referential development in narratives by Cantonese-English bilingual children in bilingual and English-only schools. A 30-minute presentation at the AAAL Conference, March 26, 2011, Chicago, IL.
    • Dennig, S. L. (2010). Enhancing the teaching of culture and oral communication skills by interactive Internet tools. A 30-minute presentation at the Spring Conference organized by the Chinese Language Teachers Association of California, March 6, 2010; Stanford, CA.