Ronald FONG

Senate Staff-Student Consultative Committee Member for FAH 2018-2020

Ronald gives workshops on different aspects of the English language such as the sound system, and grammar and vocabulary to school teachers to help with their pedagogical concerns.

Teaching training for Escola Lin Fong Pou Chai, 2022

2021 March, Macao Daily News



Ronald has reviewed articles for Lingua, Cognitive Linguistic Studies, Chinese Language and Discourse, Language and Cognition etc. He has also reviewed book proposals for publishers such as Routledge, Taylor and Francis, etc

Ronald’s monograph The Chinese Resultative Construction – a Cognitive Constructional Analysis (2020) published by LINCOM received a merit prize in the 6th Macau Outstanding Research Achievements Awards for Humanities and Social Sciences from Macau Foundation in 2022.

Ronald received the Incentive Award for Outstanding Academic Staff from the University of Macau (2021).

Ronald’s article Chinese Motion-Directional Construction: A Conceptual and Cognitive Analysis published in Studies in Chinese Linguistics (2017) was awarded by Macau Foundation the Second Prize in the 5th Macau Outstanding Research Achievements Awards for Humanities and Social Sciences in 2019.

He also received the Long Service Award for 25 years from the University of Macau in 2023.

In 2014 Ronald was awarded a scholarship by Erasmus Mundus to do research at Freie Universite Berlin, Germany.

Contracted Book

Fong, Ronald (in progress) A Cognitive-constructional Approach to Translation. Springer


Fong, Ronald (2020) The Chinese Resultative Construction: a Cognitive Constructional Analysis (LINCOM Studies in Chinese Linguistics 14) Lincom: Munchen

Journal Articles

  • Fong, Ronald (2022) Is Knowing the Constructions Enough to Understand Modality Patterns in English?English Today, Cambridge University Press
  • Fong, Ronald (2021) A Constructional-cognitive Analysis of the Cantonese Motion-Directional Construction, in Crossing-over: New Insights into the Dialects of Guangdong. Hall de Culture
  • Fong, Ronald (2020) Caused-Motions in Chinese: a Constructional-cognitive Analysis, Ampersand Volume 7, Elsevier
  • Fong, Ronald (2019) Resultative Constructions in English and Chinese: a Functional-Cognitive Analysis, Linguistics and the Human Sciences Volume 13.3, p236-241, Equinox Publishing Ltd, UK
  • Fong, Ronald (2018) A Cognitive Analysis of Cantonese Motion-Directional Construction and its Implications for Translation, Translation Research and Teaching, Volume 1, Issue 2, p16-28
  • Fong, Ronald (2017) Chinese Motion-Directional Construction: a Conceptual and Cognitive Analysis, Studies in Chinese Linguistics, Volume 38, Issue 2, p119-147 (This article won the Second Prize in the fifth Outstanding Research in Humanities and Social Sciences in Macau)
  • Fong, Ronald (2016) Chinese as Satellite-framed – a Constructional-cognitive Interpretation, Cognitive Linguistic Studies, Volume 2, p234-259
  • Fong, Ronald. (2015). The Chinese Ba as a Verb: a Constructional-Cognitive Approach. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics. Vol 5, p48-64.
  • Fong, Ronald. (2015). A Constructional-Cognitive Analysis of Chinese Directionals. Cognitive Semantics. Vol 1, Issue 1, p104-130.

Book edited

  • Fong, I.W.R., W. Guthrie & S.Z. Ren, eds. (2001). Grammar and Discourse. University of Macau: Macau

Book chapter

  • Fong, I.W.R. (1999). Language planning and language strategy. Issues of the pre- and post-turnover of Macau. Yuanliu: Hong Kong (Also appears in Linguistics Journal of Macau)

Popular articles

  • Fong, I.W.R. (2002). Linguistic theory and language education. Conference on Diversified Education.
  • Fong. I.W.R. (1999). Articles on contemporary linguistics in Macaodaily
  • Fong, I.W.R. (1998). New developments in contemporary linguistics: introduction to construction grammar in Macaodaily.