The Department of Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) seeks to recruit PhD (4 years without MPhil degree; 3 years with MPhil degree) and MPhil (2 years) candidates with a starting date of Sep 1 2019. HKU Linguistics offers an integrated program in the study of linguistics, including theoretical linguistics, language documentation, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics. See linguistics.hku.hk for further information. This year, we are especially interested in candidates with research interests in areas including but not limited to: Dr. Wai Ting Siok: Language neuroscience, reading development, and dyslexia. Dr. Cathryn Donohue: Himalayan languages, and field- and experimental-based morphosyntax especially case [...]
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We are delighted to welcome another member of staff to HKU Linguistics! Dr. Christophe Coupé received a PhD degree in cognitive science in 2003 from the University of Lyon 2. He then worked as a researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), until joining HKU. His research interests in linguistics cover language evolution and language diversity, especially at the phonetic level, and the application of computational and statistical methods to linguistic data. Besides, Dr. Coupé has also conducted research in psycholinguistics, psycho-phenomenology and social psychology. At HKU, he plans to further explore linguistic diversity with the tools of [...]
The Department of Linguistics is very pleased to welcome the addition of a new tenure-track assistant professor Dr. Jon Havenhill to our faculty roster this fall. Dr. Havenhill received his Ph.D. degree in linguistics from Georgetown university in 2018. His broad research interests include articulatory phonetics, sociophonetics, and language variation and change. Building on work from his dissertation, he plans to investigate the cross-linguistic correlates of lip rounding in the acoustic, articulatory, and perceptual domains. Welcome, Dr. Havenhill!
LING6030 Language Evolution Dr. Christophe Coupé MA Elective course. Sem 2 Thursday, 10:30 am - 1:20 pm Venue: CRT-4.34 Course Description The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of the emergence of new languages, such as contact languages, pidgins and creoles. We compare an evolutionary approach to language change with other, more orthodox theories, and evaluate the role of Eurocentric ideologies in the formulation of theoretical systems. We also reflect on the structural and social forces that drive speakers to construct new grammars through a number of case studies from East, South and Southeast Asia, including Chinese Pidgin [...]