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

Sat 28 May 2016

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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