The Department of Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce the organization of an international symposium on the topic of “Bilingualism: Linguistic, Psycholinguistic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives” on June 18, 2005. The aim of this symposium is to bring together a group of distinguished scholars in the fields of linguistics, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics and to provide a forum for them to report their latest research findings and exchange views on theoretical and methodological issues relating to the study of bilingualism, with particular reference to Chinese and English. The number of speakers is strictly limited in order to ensure full opportunities for presentation and interaction. The following distinguished scholars have agreed to speak at the symposium:

Dr Peter Auer, Professor (Freiburg University, Germany)
Dr Kingsley Bolton, Professor (Stockholm University, Sweden and HKU)
Dr James C.T. Huang, Professor (Harvard University, USA)
Dr Kenneth Hyltenstam, Professor (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Dr Ping Li, Associate Professor (University of Richmond, USA)
Dr Li Wei, Professor (University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK)
Dr K K Luke, Head of Linguistics (University of Hong Kong, HK)

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