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 May 2021
Research Scientist AISLA

Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology

8/2017 – 5/2021
Doctor of Philosophy in Second Language Studies

Michigan State University (USA)

9/2012 – 7/2013
M.Sc. Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (ALSLA)

Kellogg College, University of Oxford (UK)

9/2005 – 7/2009
B.A. und B.Ed. in English Language and Linguistics und Language Education (English)

University of Hong Kong


  • Hui, B. & Huntley, E. (forthcoming). Embracing open science practices in Applied Linguistics: Perspectives from graduate students. In L. Plonsky (Ed.) Open Science in Applied Linguistics. John Benjamins. (pre-print: https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/vmtza)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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. & Godfroid, A. (2020). Testing the role of processing speed and automaticity in second language listening. Applied Psycholinguistics. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0142716420000193 Advance online publication. (OSF project link: https://osf.io/35vfx)
  • 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 ONE, 15(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.
  • 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/)