Amy Chi joined the Center in 1992 and has been teaching, writing materials and co-ordinating a range of English courses for academic purposes to both undergraduate and postgraduate students from all disciplines of the university.
The core of her research work is in the area of pedagogical lexicography, underpinning teaching and learning English as a second language. The scope of her research includes EFL learners’ dictionaries, dictionary use training methodology and materials, second language vocabulary acquisition and phraseology. Her other research interests include lexicology, language and culture, history of English and phonetics.
She was invited as Advisor for the compilation of the Macmillan English Dictionary (First edition, 2002), and an external reviewer for Lexikos Journal, Journal of Translation Studies of Chinese University Press and Commercial Press (HK Ltd.). Chi was the founding secretary (1997-1999) and Executive Board member (1999-2011) of ASIALEX– Asia Association for Lexicography. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of ‘Lexicography’ (Journal of ASIALEX) published by Springer.
She is a dedicated diurnal and nocturnal hiker.