Arthur Lewis THOMPSON
PhD Candidate (Full-time)
Thesis (working) title: N/A
Arthur is currently working to account for phonological iconicity through imitative gestures produced during articulation of mimetic sounds. The goal of his research is to explain why “universals” in sound symbolism are universal and why sound symbolic utterancs are intelligible cross-linguistically. Aside from linguistic iconicity and sound symbolism, Arthur’s interests are in phonology, language acquisition, morphology, language documentation, Chinese languages, and sign language. He is on the editorial team for LECT – HKU’s working papers in linguistics and language sciences.
Supervisor: Dr. Youngah Do
Co-supervisor: Prof Stephen Matthews