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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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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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Hybrid Grammars
- Prof Enoch Aboh

Thu 14 Jan 2016, 4-5 pm
CPD 4.04

COME MEET THE AUTHOR! On Thursday 14 January at 4PM Prof. Enoch Aboh (U Amsterdam) will present his new book […]

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