Dr. Bronson Hui

Bronson Hui is a research scientist in the AISLA research team developing artificial intelligence tools for language learning at at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology. He also pursue his research agenda in the areas of second language acquisition, quantitative research methods, vocabulary learning and teaching, among others.  



Curriculum Vitae

Since 2021
Research Scientist AISLA

Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology

2017 – 2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Second Language Studies

Michigan State University (USA)

2012 – 2013
M.Sc. Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (ALSLA)

Kellogg College, University of Oxford (UK)

2005 – 2009
B.A. und B.Ed. in English Language and Linguistics und Language Education (English)

University of Hong Kong


  • Hui, B. & Godfroid, A. (in-principle acceptance). Audiobooks decomposed: Toward a psycholinguistic account of the benefits of reading-while-listening for verbal comprehension. Language Learning.
  • Kim, K., Maie, R., Suga, K., Miller, Z., & Hui, B. (in-principle acceptance). SLA for ALL: A replication of Williams (2005) with academic and non-academic samples. Language Learning.
  • Hui, B. & Huntley, E. (forthcoming). Promoting open science practices: what can (should) graduate programs do? In L. Plonsky (Ed.) Open Science in Applied Linguistics. John Benjamins. (pre-print: https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/vmtza)  
  • Hui, B., Rudzewitz, B., & Meurers, D. (in press). Learning processes in interactive CALL systems: Linking automatic feedback, system logs, and learning outcomes. Language Learning and Technology.
  • Hui, B. & Godfroid, A. (2021). Testing the role of processing speed and automaticity in second language listening. Applied Psycholinguistics, 42(5), 1089–1115.https://doi.org/10.1017/S0142716420000193. (OSF project link: https://osf.io/35vfx)
  • Loewen, S. & Hui, B. (2021). Small samples in instructed second language acquisition research. Modern Language Journal, 105(1), 187-193. https://doi.org/10.1111/modl.12700
  • Godfroid, A. & Hui, B. (2020). Five pitfalls in eye-tracking research. Second Language Research, 36(3), 277–305. https://doi.org/10.1177/2F0267658320921218
  • Hui, B. (2020). Processing variability in intentional and incidental word learning: An extension of Solovyeva and DeKeyser (2018). Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 42(2), 327–357. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0272263119000603    (OSF project link: https://osf.io/2ta7m/)
  • Wang, X., Hui, B., & Chen, S. (2020). Language selective or non-selective in bilingual lexical access? It depends on lexical tones!. PLoS ONE15(3): e0230412. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230412 (Data and Materials available as support information)
  • Hui, B. (2019). Analyzing processing time data in Applied Linguistics and second language research: a multivariate mixed effects approach. Journal of Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science, 5(1-2), 189–207. https://doi.org/10.1558/jrds.39117  
  • Hui, B. (2010). Backward transfer from L3 French to L2 English production of relative clauses by L1 Cantonese speakers in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics, 12(2), 45–60. (https://www2.caes.hku.hk/hkjal/issue/back-issues/hkjal-vol-122/)