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Englishes, English Creoles and their Negative Indefinites
- Professor Johan van der Auwera, Department of Linguistics, University of Antwerp

Thu 30 Nov 2017, 4:30 pm
Room 7.45, Run Run Shaw Tower Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

The talk reports on a typological study of negative indefinites, i.e., the counterparts to standard English nobody and nothing, in […]

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Chimiini and the Phonology-Syntax Interface
- Professor Charles W. Kisseberth, Tel Aviv University of the University of Illinois

Thu 26 Oct 2017, 3:30 pm
Rm 7.58, Run Run Shaw Tower, HKU Centennial Campus

Abstract This talk will provide a fairly comprehensive survey of the prosodic phonology of Chimiini, an endangered Bantu language closely […]

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The Role of Iconicity in Sign Language Acquisition
- Gerardo Ortega, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen

Thu 21 Sep 2017, 3:30 pm
Room 4.04, 4/F Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Abstract The study of iconicity, defined as the direct relationship between a linguistic form and its referent, has gained momentum […]

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Linguistics and social justice: De-colonizing Creole studies
- Prof Michel DeGraff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wed 24 May 2017, 4:30 pm
Seminar Room 745, 7/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Joint seminar by School of English & Department of Linguistics, School of Humanities In this talk, I will strive to bridge […]

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How does Music Reading Expertise Modulate English word processing?
- Dr Janet Hsiao, Department of Psychology, The University of Hong Kong

Thu 27 Apr 2017, 4:00 pm
Room 4.04, 4/F Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Recent research has suggested that music reading and English word reading may share similar neural mechanisms. Nevertheless, it remains unclear […]

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Numeral Systems of the World’s Languages
- Eugene Chan

Thu 02 Mar 2017, 4:00 pm
Room 4.04, 4/F Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

It is predicted that only half of the world’s 7000 or so languages will survive in the next century. As […]

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Linguistics for impact Talking Brains the Exhibition
- Prof Umberto Ansaldo

Tue 28 Feb 2017, 4:00 pm
Drake Gallery, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

In this talk I offer a virtual preview of the exhibition Talking Brains, set to open to the public in […]

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Minding Your Tongue with an Avatar
- Professor Bruce Denby Pierre and Marie Curie from University (Paris VI) and Tianjin University

Wed 16 Nov 2016, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Room 4.04, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Abstract Ultrasound imaging has long been used as a non-invasive means of studying tongue movement in real time, producing data […]

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C-T head-splitting: Evidence from Toba Batak
- Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (National University of Singapore)

Thu 13 Oct 2016, 12:30pm-2pm
KK102, K.K. Leung Building

HKU Linguistics Seminar Series I present new work on extraction and voice in Toba Batak, an Austronesian language of northern […]

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