13 05, 2022

Chaire Internationale 2022 – Kofi Yakpo – Multicausal approaches to language contact


We are happy to announce that Dr. Kofi Yakpo has been invited as a guest professor with the Laboratory of Excellence “Foundations of Language" (Sorbonne & Université Paris Cité, France), and is going to give a series of four seminars on the theme “Multicausal approaches to language contact”. The seminars will take place on June 2, 3, 13 and 14, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at INALCO, Pôle Langues et Civilizations, 65 rue des Grands Moulins 75013 Paris - Room 5.22. All are welcome in case you are in Paris between 1-15 June 2022! For more information, click here. [...]

Chaire Internationale 2022 – Kofi Yakpo – Multicausal approaches to language contact2022-05-13T21:37:51+08:00
21 05, 2021

A Myriad of Voices – Student Documentary Film on Linguistic Diversity and Vitality in Malaysia


A Film and a Website by the School of Humanities (Department of Linguistics), The University of Hong Kong:A MYRIAD OF VOICES: LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY & VITALITY IN MALAYSIAThe documentary film A Myriad of Voices and the website and teaching resource Linguistics Field Trip to Malaysia showcase linguistic diversity and vitality in Malaysia as experienced by students of the University of Hong Kong during a field linguistics excursion (LING3003 Linguistics Field Trip Course). Come along with us to Malaysia, the land of the hibiscus, as we take you on a journey to discover a myriad of vibrant voices. > LINK TO FILM (35 min): https://youtu.be/D5Tld6sEupE > LINK TO FILM [...]

A Myriad of Voices – Student Documentary Film on Linguistic Diversity and Vitality in Malaysia2021-05-21T12:10:43+08:00
14 05, 2020

We are hiring!


Come join us!! Assoc/Full Professor Position in Language Diversity and Documentation at HKU! Applications are due soon: 13 June 2020. See the link for details. https://jobs.hku.hk/en/job/500057/professorassociate-professor-in-language-diversity-and-documentation

We are hiring!2020-06-01T16:35:42+08:00
20 01, 2020

Welcome, Dr. Song!


We would happy to welcome a new member of staff to our department! Dr. Yoonsang Song’s research explores the syntactic and morphological representation of language, with a particular focus on how language is processed by second language learners and bilingual speakers. He uses various experimental methods including electroencephalography (EEG). Prior to joining HKU, he worked at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2017-2019) as Research Assistant Professor, and at HKU (2016-2017) as Visiting Assistant Professor. He received his Ph.D. in linguistics from Georgetown University, and his B.A. in Business Administration from Seoul National University. At HKU, he plans to build an [...]

Welcome, Dr. Song!2020-01-20T12:40:20+08:00
7 09, 2018

Welcome, Dr. Christophe Coupé!


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 [...]

Welcome, Dr. Christophe Coupé!2018-09-07T22:35:07+08:00
30 08, 2018

Welcome, Dr. Havenhill!


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!

Welcome, Dr. Havenhill!2018-08-31T11:37:54+08:00
15 03, 2018

Inaugural issue of HKU working papers in Linguistics and Language Sciences! – LECT


The Dept of Linguistics is pleased to announce the inaugural publication of LECT - an HKU working papers journal in the language sciences. LECT is an online, open-access journal of working papers by students at HKU whose research focuses on linguistics and language sciences. Through a simple peer review process, LECT provides feedback for authors considering further publication. Each submission is reviewed in-house by a scholar from the relevant sub-discipline at HKU. Our editorial board includes experts in phonetics, phonology, syntax, sociolinguistics, as well as hearing and speech sciences. Full-length working papers, squibs (new discoveries or short articles), and reviews are [...]

Inaugural issue of HKU working papers in Linguistics and Language Sciences! – LECT2018-03-19T14:22:55+08:00
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