I obtained my MPhil and PhD in English and Applied Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, an LLB from the University of London, and an LLM from Yale Law School. Prior to joining Laurier in 2022, I was the Head of the School of English at the University of Hong Kong, where I also previously served as the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Arts. My teaching and research span the disciplines of law and linguistics.
Leung, J. (2022) Shortcuts and Shortfalls in Meta’s Content Moderation Practices: A Glimpse from its Oversight Board’s First Year of Operation 1(2): 55-73. Comparative Law and Language. https://doi.org/10.15168/cll.v1i2.2365
Leung, J. (2021) The Audience Problem in Online Speech Crimes. Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law 9(2): 189-234. https://www.swlaw.edu/sites/default/files/2021-10/189%20LEUNG.pdf
Liu, Y. and Leung, J. (2021) Corpus Insights into the Harmonization of Commercial Media in China: News Coverage of Migrant Worker Issues as a Case Study. Discourse, Context & Media 41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2021.100482
Ng, E., Leung, J. and Looper, K. (2021) Public Interpretation Services for Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong. Equal Opportunities Commission. Available at https://www.eoc.org.hk/Upload/files/research-report/20211225/Study%20Report.pdf
Leung, J. (2021) The Life and Death of a Protest Anthem at the Frontier of a New Cold War. Law Text Culture Vol. 24. https://ro.uow.edu.au/ltc/vol24/iss1/11/
Yeung, M. and Leung, J. (2020) Litigating without speaking legalese: the case of unrepresented litigants in Hong Kong. The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law 26(2): 231-256. https://doi.org/10.1558/ijsll.34404
Chan, R. and Leung, J. (2020) Why are lexical tones difficult to learn? Insights from the incidental learning of tone-segment connections. Studies in Second Language Acquisition. Volume 42, Issue 1, pp. 33-59. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0272263119000482
Leung, J. (2019) Shallow Equality and Symbolic Jurisprudence in Multilingual Legal Orders. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
Leung, J. (2019) Interpretive Violence and the ‘Nationalization’ of Hong Kong Law: Notes on the Oath-taking Controversy. Law and Literature. Vol 31, Issue 2, 221-238. https://doi.org/10.1080/1535685X.2018.1506408
Leung, J. (2019) Does the World Need More Canada? Legal Multilingualism and Strategic Pluralism. Sherbrooke Law Review / Revue de droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Volume 47(no. 2-3): 193-226. https://www.usherbrooke.ca/droit/fileadmin/sites/droit/documents/RDUS/volume_47/_2-3/47_2-3-Leung.pdf
Leung, J. and Durant, A. (Eds.) (2018) Meaning and Power in the Language of Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Chan, R. and Leung, J. (2018) Implicit Knowledge of Lexical Stress Rules: Evidence from the Combined Use of Subjective and Objective Awareness Measures. Applied Psycholinguistics 39(1): 37-66. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0142716417000376
Leung, J. (2018) Language Rights. Monika Rathert & Jacqueline Visconti (eds.) Handbook of Communication in the Legal Sphere. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter. 54-82.
Leung, J. (2017) Publicity Stunts, Power Play, and Information Warfare in Mediatised Public Confessions. Law and Humanities 11(1): 82-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17521483.2017.1320039
Durant, A. and Leung, J. (2017) Pragmatics in legal interpretation. In Barron, A., and Gu, Y. and Steen, G. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics. Abingdon, UK and New York: Routledge. 535-549.
Yeung, M. and Leung, J. (2017) “You have to teach the judge what to do”: Semiotic gaps between unrepresented litigants and the common law. Semiotica 216: 363-382. https://doi.org/10.1515/sem-2015-0070
Durant, A. and Leung, J. (2016) Language and Law. London and New York: Routledge.
Leung, J. (2016) Negotiating Language Status in Multilingual Jurisdictions: Rhetoric and Reality. Semiotica 209: 371-396. https://doi.org/10.1515/sem-2016-0013
Yeung, M. and Leung, J. (2015) An empirical study of lay comprehension of Chinese legal reference texts in Hong Kong. International Journal of Speech, Language and Law 22(1): 79-110. https://doi.org/10.1558/ijsll.v22i1.17224
Leung, J. (2015) Lay Litigation Behaviour in Postcolonial Hong Kong Courtrooms.
Language and Law / Linguagem e Direito 2(1): 32-52. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2864282
Yeung, M. and Leung, J. (2015) Removing linguistic barriers to justice: a study of official reference texts for unrepresented litigants in Hong Kong. International Journal of the Semiotics of Law 28(1): 135-153. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11196-013-9345-6
Leung, J. and Williams, J. (2014) Cross-Linguistic Differences in Implicit Language Learning. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 36(4): 733-755. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0272263114000333
Wan, M. and Leung, J. (2014) Introduction. Law Text Culture 18: 1-5. https://ro.uow.edu.au/ltc/vol18/iss1/2/
Leung, J. (2014) Critique of Law in a Martial Arts Thriller: the Peril of Emotions, Limits of Rationality, and Pluralistic Laws. Law Text Culture 18: 56-81. https://ro.uow.edu.au/ltc/vol18/iss1/5/
Leung, J. (2014) The Object of Fidelity in Translating Multilingual Legislation. Semiotica 201: 223- 238. https://doi.org/10.1515/sem-2014-0026
Chan, R. and Leung, J. (2014) Implicit learning of L2 word stress regularities. Second Language Research. 30(4): 463-484. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0267658313510169
Leung, J. (2014) Translation Equivalence as a Legal Fiction. In Sin, KK, Wagner, A., and Cheng, L. (eds.) The Ashgate Handbook of Legal Translation. Farnham: Ashgate. 57-69.
Xia, X. and Leung, J. (2014) L1-based prototypicality effects in L2 vocabulary learning. In Filipović, Luna and Pütz, Martin (eds.), Multilingual Cognition and Language Use: Processing and Typological Perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 287-308.
Leung, J. (2013) Cross-Jurisdiction Appropriation of the Equal Authenticity Principle. Journal of Legal Pluralism, 45(2): 209-226. https://doi.org/10.1080/07329113.2013.772463
Leung, J. (2012) On the Edge of Reason: Law at the Borderline. In Wan, M. (Ed.) Reading The Legal Case: Cross Currents between Law and the Humanities. Abingdon, UK and New York: Routledge. 128-141.
Xia, X. and Leung, J. (2012) Category typicality effects in foreign language acquisition: The role of L1-based typicality in L2 semantic organization. In Tizón-Couto, D., Tizón-Couto, B., Pastor-Gómez, I. and Rodriguez-Puente, P. (eds), New Trends and Methodologies in Applied English Language Research II: Studies in Language Variation, Meaning and Learning. Bern: Peter Lang. 247-278.
Leung, J. (2012) Judicial Discourse in Cantonese Courtrooms in Postcolonial Hong Kong: The Judge as a Godfather, Scholar, Educator and Scolding Parent. International Journal of Speech, Language and Law. 19(2): 239-261. https://doi.org/10.1558/ijsll.v19i2.239
Leung, J. and Williams, J. (2012) Constraints on Implicit Learning of Grammatical Form-Meaning Connections. Language Learning, 62(2): 634-662. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9922.2011.00637.x
Leung, J. (2012) Statutory Interpretation in Multilingual Jurisdictions: Typology and Trends. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 33(5): 481-495. https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2012.680462
Leung, J. and Wan, M. (2012) Constructing the Meaning of Obscenity: an Empirical Investigation and an Experientialist Account. International Journal of the Semiotics of Law, 25(3): 415-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11196-011-9251-8
Wan, M. and Leung, J. (2012) A tale of many newspapers: perversion, criminality, and scopophilia in Hong Kong’s reportage on the Edison Chen scandal. In Wagner, A. & Sherwin, R. K. (Eds.), Law, Culture and Visual Studies. Dordrecht: Springer. 873-889.
Leung, J. and Williams, J. (2011) The Implicit Learning of Mappings between Forms and Contextually-Derived Meanings. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 33(1): 33-55. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0272263110000525
“Lost in Citations” Podcast (2022) https://lostinthecitations.podbean.com/e/102/
Panel of Judges, Student of the Year Awards 2021/22 for the Linguist (English) category, South China Morning Post (2021-2022)
“Language, Law, and the Limits of Digital Autonomy” Podcast. https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/janny-leung-language-law-and-the-limits-of-digital-autonomy/ (2021)
Guest post: COVID-sensitive kanji. Center for Intercultural Dialogue. Available from: https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.org/2021/01/14/janny-hc-leung-covid-sensitive-kanji/ (2021)
CNN: “US lawmakers want to stop calling Xi Jinping a President. But will he care?” https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/08/asia/xi-jinping-title-us-bill-intl-dst-hnk/index.html (September 2020)
DigiSVET: “The challenges of free speech are even greater during a pandemic: Is it permissible to write on social media that covid-19 is just another flu?” https://siol.net/digisvet/novice/ali-je-na-druzbenem-omrezju-dopustno-napisati-da-je-covid-19-zgolj-se-ena-gripa-529193 (Slovenian) (July 2020)