Zoe Lam

Sessional lecturer | Cantonese Language
phone 604 822 4131
location_on Auditorium Annex B 211

Research Area

Education

Ph.D., University of British Columbia
M.Phil., The Chinese University of Hong Kong
B.A., The Chinese University of Hong Kong

About

Zoe Lam teaches Cantonese language courses at UBC Asian Studies. She received her B.A. in Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies and M.Phil. in Linguistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and had taught a variety of language-related subjects at post-secondary institutions. To fulfil her interest in speech perception and heritage language maintenance, she completed her Ph.D. in Linguistics at UBC, where she investigated how heritage speakers of Cantonese in Canada perceive tones. With a strong passion to make academic research accessible to the general public, she won the UBC Three-Minute Thesis Competition and represented UBC in the Universitas 21 global competition in 2015, where she won Second Place. Watch her award-winning speech here.

As an advocate of knowledge mobilization, Zoe works closely with community members, and is the instructor of a Cantonese Saturday School held at the historic Mon Keang School in Vancouver Chinatown. She and her community collaborators received the BC Heritage Award in 2020 for excellence in programming that advances the appreciation, understanding, and practice of tangible and intangible cultural heritage. She was an invited keynote speaker in numerous public talks, seminars, and panel discussions, including the International Mother Language Day, the UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference, and public programs of the Chinese Canadian Museum. Zoe often speaks about her Cantonese-related academic and community work at local and international media outlets, including CBC Radio, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Metro News, Fairchild Radio, South China Morning Post, and Singtao Daily.


Research

Chow, D., Chow, J. & Lam, Z. W.-M. (2021). Beyond a language: The role of Cantonese schools in the (re-)construction of Chinese Canadian identity. Paper presented at The Second Symposium on Teaching Cantonese As a Second Language (online), The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2021). Enhancing learner autonomy through curriculum and assessment. Talk delivered at the UBC Heritage Language Teaching Workshop (online), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2020). Teaching literacy skills to heritage learners. Paper presented at The Fifth Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (online), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2020). Chinatown as a site for place-based education of Cantonese Language and Culture. Paper presented at The Fifth Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (online), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2019). What you heard versus what makes sense: Tone identification strategies used by Cantonese-dominant and English-dominant bilinguals. Paper presented at Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellow Research Day, UBC Language Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Cheng, L. & Lam, Z. W.-M. (2018). Ultrasound technology in teaching and learning. Special demo session at The Fourth Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2018). When the Little Prince Speaks Cantonese. Paper presented at Cantonese Worlds 2 Workshop, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2017). Tone identification strategies used by heritage Cantonese speakers in Canada. Paper presented at the 29th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-29), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2017). Bridging the gap between linguistic and cultural spaces in the language classroom. Paper presented at the International Conference on Cultural Studies and Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Bliss, H., Cheng, L., Schellenberg, M., Lam, Z. W.-M., Pai, R., & Gick, B. (2016). Ultrasound technology and its role in Cantonese pronunciation teaching and learning. Paper presented at the 8th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2016). The morphology of Nata reduplication. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

Lam, Z. W.-M., Hall, K. C., & Pulleyblank, D. (2016). Temporal location of perceptual cues for Cantonese tone identification. Paper presented at The 3rd Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Yu, H. & Lam, Z. W.-M. (2015). The Past, Present and Future of Cantonese Language and Culture. Keynote talk, Cantonese Worlds Workshop, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M. & Schellenberg, M. (2015). Intersections Between Language and Music. Cantonese Worlds Workshop, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Wiltschko, M., Thoma, S., Osa-Gómez del Campo, A., Keupdjio, H., Heim, J., & Lam, Z. W.-M. (2015). Towards a typology for the grammar of discourse: A case study of confirmationals. Paper presented at the 11th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NW.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2014). A unified account for biased and non-biased questions in Cantonese. Paper presented at the joint conference of the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics and the 26th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Anghelescu, A., Gambarage, J., Lam, Z. W.-M., & Pulleyblank, D. (2014). A unified account of nom- inal and verbal tone in Nata. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Kansas University, Lawrence, KS.

Heim, J., Keupdjio, H., Lam, Z. W.-M., Osa-Gómez, A., & Wiltschko, M. (2014). How to do things with particles. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistics Association, Brock University, ON.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2013). A complex ForceP for speaker- and addressee-oriented discourse particles in Cantonese. Poster presented at the 25th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2013). Approaches to Nata morphophonology. Paper presented at The 29th Northwest Linguistics Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M., Thoma, S., & Wiltschko, M. (2013). The syntax of grounding. Poster presented at Conference of the Canadian Linguistics Association, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.


Publications

Bliss, H., Cheng, L., Schellenburg, M., Lam, Z., Pai, R., & Gick, B. (2017). Ultrasound technology and its role in Cantonese pronunciation teaching and learning. In M. O’Brien & J. Levis (Eds). Proceedings of the 8th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Calgary, AB, August 2016 (pp. 33-46). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Gambarage J., Anghelescu, A., Burton, S., Dunham, J., Guntly, E., Keupdjio, H., Lam, Z. W.-M., Osa- Gómez, A., Pulleyblank, D., Si, D., Yoshino, Y. & Déchaine R.-M. (2017). The Nata Documentation Project: An Overview. In Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence (eds.) Africa’s Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches. Oxford University Press.

Anghelescu, A., Gambarage, J., Lam, Z. W.-M., & Pulleyblank, D. (2017). Nominal and verbal tone in Nata: An allomorphy-based account. In Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence (eds.) Africa’s Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches. Oxford University Press.

Heim, J., Keupdjio, H., Lam, Z. W.-M., Osa-Gómez, A., Thoma, S., & Wiltschko, M. (2016). Intonation and particles as speech act modifiers: A syntactic analysis. Studies in Chinese Linguistics, 37(2), 109-129.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2016). The verbal morphotonology of Nata. In A. Anghelescu, J. Dunham, & N. Weber (eds.) UBC Working Papers in Linguistics, 44, 53-76.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2014). A complex ForceP for speaker- and addressee-oriented discourse particles in Cantonese. Studies in Chinese Linguistics, 35(2), 61-80.

Wong, C. S., Bauer, R. S., & Lam, W. M. Z. (2009). The integration of English loanwords in Hong Kong Cantonese. Journal of Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, Vol. 1, 251-266.


Awards

BC Heritage Award 2020 (for excellence in programming that advances the appreciation, understanding, and practice of tangible and intangible cultural heritage)

Winner and People’s Choice, 2015 UBC Three-Minute Thesis


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Zoe Lam

Sessional lecturer | Cantonese Language
phone 604 822 4131
location_on Auditorium Annex B 211

Ph.D., University of British Columbia
M.Phil., The Chinese University of Hong Kong
B.A., The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Zoe Lam teaches Cantonese language courses at UBC Asian Studies. She received her B.A. in Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies and M.Phil. in Linguistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and had taught a variety of language-related subjects at post-secondary institutions. To fulfil her interest in speech perception and heritage language maintenance, she completed her Ph.D. in Linguistics at UBC, where she investigated how heritage speakers of Cantonese in Canada perceive tones. With a strong passion to make academic research accessible to the general public, she won the UBC Three-Minute Thesis Competition and represented UBC in the Universitas 21 global competition in 2015, where she won Second Place. Watch her award-winning speech here.

As an advocate of knowledge mobilization, Zoe works closely with community members, and is the instructor of a Cantonese Saturday School held at the historic Mon Keang School in Vancouver Chinatown. She and her community collaborators received the BC Heritage Award in 2020 for excellence in programming that advances the appreciation, understanding, and practice of tangible and intangible cultural heritage. She was an invited keynote speaker in numerous public talks, seminars, and panel discussions, including the International Mother Language Day, the UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference, and public programs of the Chinese Canadian Museum. Zoe often speaks about her Cantonese-related academic and community work at local and international media outlets, including CBC Radio, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Metro News, Fairchild Radio, South China Morning Post, and Singtao Daily.

Chow, D., Chow, J. & Lam, Z. W.-M. (2021). Beyond a language: The role of Cantonese schools in the (re-)construction of Chinese Canadian identity. Paper presented at The Second Symposium on Teaching Cantonese As a Second Language (online), The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2021). Enhancing learner autonomy through curriculum and assessment. Talk delivered at the UBC Heritage Language Teaching Workshop (online), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2020). Teaching literacy skills to heritage learners. Paper presented at The Fifth Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (online), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2020). Chinatown as a site for place-based education of Cantonese Language and Culture. Paper presented at The Fifth Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (online), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2019). What you heard versus what makes sense: Tone identification strategies used by Cantonese-dominant and English-dominant bilinguals. Paper presented at Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellow Research Day, UBC Language Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Cheng, L. & Lam, Z. W.-M. (2018). Ultrasound technology in teaching and learning. Special demo session at The Fourth Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2018). When the Little Prince Speaks Cantonese. Paper presented at Cantonese Worlds 2 Workshop, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2017). Tone identification strategies used by heritage Cantonese speakers in Canada. Paper presented at the 29th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-29), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2017). Bridging the gap between linguistic and cultural spaces in the language classroom. Paper presented at the International Conference on Cultural Studies and Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Bliss, H., Cheng, L., Schellenberg, M., Lam, Z. W.-M., Pai, R., & Gick, B. (2016). Ultrasound technology and its role in Cantonese pronunciation teaching and learning. Paper presented at the 8th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2016). The morphology of Nata reduplication. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

Lam, Z. W.-M., Hall, K. C., & Pulleyblank, D. (2016). Temporal location of perceptual cues for Cantonese tone identification. Paper presented at The 3rd Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Yu, H. & Lam, Z. W.-M. (2015). The Past, Present and Future of Cantonese Language and Culture. Keynote talk, Cantonese Worlds Workshop, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M. & Schellenberg, M. (2015). Intersections Between Language and Music. Cantonese Worlds Workshop, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Wiltschko, M., Thoma, S., Osa-Gómez del Campo, A., Keupdjio, H., Heim, J., & Lam, Z. W.-M. (2015). Towards a typology for the grammar of discourse: A case study of confirmationals. Paper presented at the 11th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NW.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2014). A unified account for biased and non-biased questions in Cantonese. Paper presented at the joint conference of the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics and the 26th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Anghelescu, A., Gambarage, J., Lam, Z. W.-M., & Pulleyblank, D. (2014). A unified account of nom- inal and verbal tone in Nata. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Kansas University, Lawrence, KS.

Heim, J., Keupdjio, H., Lam, Z. W.-M., Osa-Gómez, A., & Wiltschko, M. (2014). How to do things with particles. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistics Association, Brock University, ON.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2013). A complex ForceP for speaker- and addressee-oriented discourse particles in Cantonese. Poster presented at the 25th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2013). Approaches to Nata morphophonology. Paper presented at The 29th Northwest Linguistics Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M., Thoma, S., & Wiltschko, M. (2013). The syntax of grounding. Poster presented at Conference of the Canadian Linguistics Association, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.

Bliss, H., Cheng, L., Schellenburg, M., Lam, Z., Pai, R., & Gick, B. (2017). Ultrasound technology and its role in Cantonese pronunciation teaching and learning. In M. O’Brien & J. Levis (Eds). Proceedings of the 8th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Calgary, AB, August 2016 (pp. 33-46). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Gambarage J., Anghelescu, A., Burton, S., Dunham, J., Guntly, E., Keupdjio, H., Lam, Z. W.-M., Osa- Gómez, A., Pulleyblank, D., Si, D., Yoshino, Y. & Déchaine R.-M. (2017). The Nata Documentation Project: An Overview. In Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence (eds.) Africa’s Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches. Oxford University Press.

Anghelescu, A., Gambarage, J., Lam, Z. W.-M., & Pulleyblank, D. (2017). Nominal and verbal tone in Nata: An allomorphy-based account. In Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence (eds.) Africa’s Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches. Oxford University Press.

Heim, J., Keupdjio, H., Lam, Z. W.-M., Osa-Gómez, A., Thoma, S., & Wiltschko, M. (2016). Intonation and particles as speech act modifiers: A syntactic analysis. Studies in Chinese Linguistics, 37(2), 109-129.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2016). The verbal morphotonology of Nata. In A. Anghelescu, J. Dunham, & N. Weber (eds.) UBC Working Papers in Linguistics, 44, 53-76.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2014). A complex ForceP for speaker- and addressee-oriented discourse particles in Cantonese. Studies in Chinese Linguistics, 35(2), 61-80.

Wong, C. S., Bauer, R. S., & Lam, W. M. Z. (2009). The integration of English loanwords in Hong Kong Cantonese. Journal of Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, Vol. 1, 251-266.

BC Heritage Award 2020 (for excellence in programming that advances the appreciation, understanding, and practice of tangible and intangible cultural heritage)

Winner and People's Choice, 2015 UBC Three-Minute Thesis

Zoe Lam

Sessional lecturer | Cantonese Language
phone 604 822 4131
location_on Auditorium Annex B 211

Ph.D., University of British Columbia
M.Phil., The Chinese University of Hong Kong
B.A., The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Zoe Lam teaches Cantonese language courses at UBC Asian Studies. She received her B.A. in Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies and M.Phil. in Linguistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and had taught a variety of language-related subjects at post-secondary institutions. To fulfil her interest in speech perception and heritage language maintenance, she completed her Ph.D. in Linguistics at UBC, where she investigated how heritage speakers of Cantonese in Canada perceive tones. With a strong passion to make academic research accessible to the general public, she won the UBC Three-Minute Thesis Competition and represented UBC in the Universitas 21 global competition in 2015, where she won Second Place. Watch her award-winning speech here.

As an advocate of knowledge mobilization, Zoe works closely with community members, and is the instructor of a Cantonese Saturday School held at the historic Mon Keang School in Vancouver Chinatown. She and her community collaborators received the BC Heritage Award in 2020 for excellence in programming that advances the appreciation, understanding, and practice of tangible and intangible cultural heritage. She was an invited keynote speaker in numerous public talks, seminars, and panel discussions, including the International Mother Language Day, the UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference, and public programs of the Chinese Canadian Museum. Zoe often speaks about her Cantonese-related academic and community work at local and international media outlets, including CBC Radio, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Metro News, Fairchild Radio, South China Morning Post, and Singtao Daily.

Chow, D., Chow, J. & Lam, Z. W.-M. (2021). Beyond a language: The role of Cantonese schools in the (re-)construction of Chinese Canadian identity. Paper presented at The Second Symposium on Teaching Cantonese As a Second Language (online), The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2021). Enhancing learner autonomy through curriculum and assessment. Talk delivered at the UBC Heritage Language Teaching Workshop (online), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2020). Teaching literacy skills to heritage learners. Paper presented at The Fifth Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (online), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2020). Chinatown as a site for place-based education of Cantonese Language and Culture. Paper presented at The Fifth Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (online), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2019). What you heard versus what makes sense: Tone identification strategies used by Cantonese-dominant and English-dominant bilinguals. Paper presented at Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellow Research Day, UBC Language Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Cheng, L. & Lam, Z. W.-M. (2018). Ultrasound technology in teaching and learning. Special demo session at The Fourth Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2018). When the Little Prince Speaks Cantonese. Paper presented at Cantonese Worlds 2 Workshop, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2017). Tone identification strategies used by heritage Cantonese speakers in Canada. Paper presented at the 29th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-29), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2017). Bridging the gap between linguistic and cultural spaces in the language classroom. Paper presented at the International Conference on Cultural Studies and Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Bliss, H., Cheng, L., Schellenberg, M., Lam, Z. W.-M., Pai, R., & Gick, B. (2016). Ultrasound technology and its role in Cantonese pronunciation teaching and learning. Paper presented at the 8th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2016). The morphology of Nata reduplication. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

Lam, Z. W.-M., Hall, K. C., & Pulleyblank, D. (2016). Temporal location of perceptual cues for Cantonese tone identification. Paper presented at The 3rd Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Yu, H. & Lam, Z. W.-M. (2015). The Past, Present and Future of Cantonese Language and Culture. Keynote talk, Cantonese Worlds Workshop, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M. & Schellenberg, M. (2015). Intersections Between Language and Music. Cantonese Worlds Workshop, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Wiltschko, M., Thoma, S., Osa-Gómez del Campo, A., Keupdjio, H., Heim, J., & Lam, Z. W.-M. (2015). Towards a typology for the grammar of discourse: A case study of confirmationals. Paper presented at the 11th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NW.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2014). A unified account for biased and non-biased questions in Cantonese. Paper presented at the joint conference of the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics and the 26th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Anghelescu, A., Gambarage, J., Lam, Z. W.-M., & Pulleyblank, D. (2014). A unified account of nom- inal and verbal tone in Nata. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Kansas University, Lawrence, KS.

Heim, J., Keupdjio, H., Lam, Z. W.-M., Osa-Gómez, A., & Wiltschko, M. (2014). How to do things with particles. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistics Association, Brock University, ON.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2013). A complex ForceP for speaker- and addressee-oriented discourse particles in Cantonese. Poster presented at the 25th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2013). Approaches to Nata morphophonology. Paper presented at The 29th Northwest Linguistics Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Lam, Z. W.-M., Thoma, S., & Wiltschko, M. (2013). The syntax of grounding. Poster presented at Conference of the Canadian Linguistics Association, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.

Bliss, H., Cheng, L., Schellenburg, M., Lam, Z., Pai, R., & Gick, B. (2017). Ultrasound technology and its role in Cantonese pronunciation teaching and learning. In M. O’Brien & J. Levis (Eds). Proceedings of the 8th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Calgary, AB, August 2016 (pp. 33-46). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Gambarage J., Anghelescu, A., Burton, S., Dunham, J., Guntly, E., Keupdjio, H., Lam, Z. W.-M., Osa- Gómez, A., Pulleyblank, D., Si, D., Yoshino, Y. & Déchaine R.-M. (2017). The Nata Documentation Project: An Overview. In Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence (eds.) Africa’s Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches. Oxford University Press.

Anghelescu, A., Gambarage, J., Lam, Z. W.-M., & Pulleyblank, D. (2017). Nominal and verbal tone in Nata: An allomorphy-based account. In Jason Kandybowicz and Harold Torrence (eds.) Africa’s Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches. Oxford University Press.

Heim, J., Keupdjio, H., Lam, Z. W.-M., Osa-Gómez, A., Thoma, S., & Wiltschko, M. (2016). Intonation and particles as speech act modifiers: A syntactic analysis. Studies in Chinese Linguistics, 37(2), 109-129.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2016). The verbal morphotonology of Nata. In A. Anghelescu, J. Dunham, & N. Weber (eds.) UBC Working Papers in Linguistics, 44, 53-76.

Lam, Z. W.-M. (2014). A complex ForceP for speaker- and addressee-oriented discourse particles in Cantonese. Studies in Chinese Linguistics, 35(2), 61-80.

Wong, C. S., Bauer, R. S., & Lam, W. M. Z. (2009). The integration of English loanwords in Hong Kong Cantonese. Journal of Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, Vol. 1, 251-266.

BC Heritage Award 2020 (for excellence in programming that advances the appreciation, understanding, and practice of tangible and intangible cultural heritage)

Winner and People's Choice, 2015 UBC Three-Minute Thesis