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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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Linguistics Field Trip to Ethiopia
- Dr. Kofi Yakpo (Linguistics) and Dr. Facil Tesfaye (African Studies)

Sat 28 May 2016
Ethiopia

A group of nineteen HKU students went on a field trip to Ethiopia in June 2016. The group was led […]

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Bilingualism and language divergence in small communities
- Dr. T.Mark Ellison and Ms. Eri Kashima (Australia National University)

Tue 26 Apr 2016, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Run Run Shaw Tower 7.58, Centennial Campus

Language contact in the form of bilingual speakers and speech communities has conventionally been identified as a source of language […]

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Documentary Linguistics – Asian Perspectives (6-9 April 2016)
- Hong Kong Language Documentation Centre (KongDoc)

Wed 06 Apr 2016, 9:00 am

With this conference, we aim to focus on a documentary approach to languages of the Asian region. We aim to discuss and develop new perspectives for the description and documentation of Asian languages and uses of the resulting data and analyses. Join us!

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Modeling prior biases in phonological pattern learning
- Youngah Do, Georgetown University

Thu 18 Feb 2016, 3:30 pm
Room 4.04, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

What expectations do learners bring to the task of learning phonological patterns? Recent work on phonological learning has uncovered a […]

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Complex Dynamic Systems Theory: Do we really need another theory on Second Language Development?
- Professor Kees de Bot

Fri 22 Jan 2016, 3:30 pm
RRST 7.58

It is argued that language and language use are complex dynamic systems. Many aspects of language use and language development can be clarified using ideas from Complex Dynamic Systems Theory (CDST). It can serve as a mid-level theory that governs more detailed theories. It is argued that theory building and implementation is also a sociological process in which a range of factors play a role.

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