The Department of Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce its 1st Summer School for Linguistic Research. The summer school will be held 7-18 July 2014, with a special theme: Linguistic diversity in Asia: Theories and Methods.

During the first week, five courses will be offered each meeting 90 minutes/day. The second week will be an intensive course on documentation led by Peter Austin (SOAS).
There will be a postgraduate student conference organized for Saturday 12 July, leaving Sunday to explore Hong Kong before kicking off the second week.

Week 1: July 7-11, 2014
During the first week, students may choose to enroll in up to four of the following courses (for more information on the courses click here):

1. Emergent phonology: Universals or individual-specific grammars? (Diana Archangeli)
2. Typology and transfer in bilingual acquisition (Stephen Matthews)
3. Complexity in language: structure and variation (Umberto Ansaldo)
4. Brain mechanisms of language: Universal or culture-specific? (Tan Li-Hai)
5. Language history and the Pacific World (Mark Donohue, ANU)

Weekend: 12-13 July 2014
Saturday 12 July: Postgraduate student conference.
Sunday 13 July: Exploring Hong Kong.

Week 2: Language documentation. 14-18 July 2014
The course will deal with how we can understand language documentation as an emerging sub-field of linguistics and what issues it deals with. This will include exploring documentation activities and processes, research ethics, workflows, software tools and possible applications. Some challenges for the new sub-field will also be identified. This will be led by Peter Austin and a team from SOAS.