111, 2019

HKU-led study tracks 17 languages and finds all languages convey information at similar rates, regardless of whether they are spoken faster or slower

November 1st, 2019|Categories: General News|

Dr. Christophe Coupe has recently published a paper titled "Different languages, similar encoding efficiency: comparable information rates across the human communicative niche" in Science Advances (https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/9/eaaw2594). His findings have been reported by several media including Mingpao, Economist, [...]

3008, 2018

Welcome, Dr. Havenhill!

August 30th, 2018|Categories: Department News|

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 [...]

2511, 2017

PhD applications are now open!

November 25th, 2017|Categories: General News|

Two MPhil/PhD Positions available: Psycholinguistics and General Linguistics Applications are now open for two MPhil/PhD position in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong in psycholinguistics and general linguistics. Psycholinguistics The position [...]