The annual HKU Information Day for Undergraduate Admissions 2023 will be held on Saturday, Oct 28th. Our department will be hosting booth to provide prospective undergraduate students and visitors with information about HKU Linguistics. Come and join our Information Counter at CPD-LG.07~LG.10. We look forward to seeing you! More details can be found here: Faculty of Arts-Info Day Location details: LG.07~LG.10, Centennial Campus, Central Podium Levels - Lower Ground (CPD-LG)
Our alumni, Tingyu Huang (Ph.D., 2022; Sichuan University), along with Youngah Do, has recently published a paper titled "Substantive bias and variation in the acquisition of vowel harmony" in the journal Glossa! This study is an exciting contribution to our understanding of the role of input variability in phonological acquisition. Click here to access the paper.
Dr. Do, Dr. Havenhill and our Ph.D. candidate Samuel’s article, “Variation learning in phonology and morphosyntax”, has been published in Cognition! Click here for details: https://linguistics.hku.hk/ldlhku/2023/07/26/variation-learning-in-phonology-and-morphosyntax-published-in-cognition/
Discover the incredible journey of our undergrad students, Rachel, Jasper, Tiffany, and Kevin as they conquered the immersive Hong Kong Sign Language (HKSL) course. Guided by expert trainer KK, these dedicated students achieved Level III proficiency and mastered 655 signs. Join us in applauding their remarkable dedication and also the invaluable support from the Professional Sign Language Centre! See more here: https://linguistics.hku.hk/ldlhku/2023/05/31/students-complete-immersive-lessons-on-hong-kong-sign-language/
Dr. Christoph Coupé of HKU Linguistics is corresponding author of an article in PLOS Computational Biology!Sabena Lam2023-05-22T20:36:04+08:00
Dr. Christophe Coupé of HKU Linguistics is corresponding author of an article in PLOS Computational Biology! The study on the bioacoustics of Bonobo calls shows how sparse and noisy data on animal vocal communication can be deciphered using machine learning. Click below for details: https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1010325 Congrats Dr. Coupé!
Our PhD candidate, Mr. Jonah Lack, is accepted for a poster presentation at AMLaP, Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing! It will be held in Donostia San-Sebastián, Spain. His project title is "Native-Like L2 Morphological Processing of English Derived Words: An ERP Study". You can find more about the conference here.
Check out these papers Dr. Robert Marcelo published through Taiwan Journal of Linguistics, Languages, and Linguistics VanguardSabena Lam2023-04-26T12:17:15+08:00
Check out the following papers all published within the last month by our own Dr. Robert Marcelo Sevilla through the Taiwan Journal of Linguistics, Languages, and Linguistics Vanguard on the syntax of referential classifier constructions from an OT perspective, the distribution of hesitation marker acoustic quality across Xiang varieties, and an exploration of the feasibility of conducting acoustic research through Zoom, respectively. Each of these studies contribute to a greater understanding of the Xiang subgroup of Sinitic, which has often been sidelined in theoretical explorations of Sinitic in favor of Standard Mandarin, and the last paper also has practical implications for [...]
Our MA graduates, Taela Dudley, will be attending the University of Chicago this fall to conduct language and identity research. Check our her testimonial below for our MA programme: I want to thank you all so much for providing such a wonderful program. I actually pursued this master's with the intent to continue to law school afterward, but your program inspired me to change course! I thoroughly enjoyed each of your courses, and feel well equipped to take my studies to the next level. I look forward to joining a worldwide community of linguists, and potentially working together one day. Thank [...]
Congratulations to our very own MPhil student Bingzi Yu (2021 HKU BA Linguistics ) who will join the PhD program at the MIT this fall. She has been working on phonological learning, and would like to pursue that direction of research during her PhD.
Big congratulations to Dr. Yoonsang Song, who has received an Early Career Award from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong: https://www.ugc.edu.hk/....../award/award20221107.html Dr. Song's project is a neurolinguistic investigation of second language learners' morphological processing. Well done, Dr. Song!
Please click here for more details! Application closes on 30 March 2023 noon.
Today is Information Day! Our booth will be located at LG07-LG10. If you have a chance, please visit us!
Our MPhil graduate, Mr. Cheung Ching Yat Lewis, has been offered a PhD scholarship at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen. He will work with Limor Raviv, an up-and-coming scholar working in the fields of language evolution, cultural evolution and language diversity. Congratulations!
Congratulations to HKU Iinguistics graduates Sharon Lee and Szeto Pui-Yiu on their Outstanding Thesis Awards from the Linguistic Society of Hong KongSabena Lam2020-01-20T12:48:21+08:00
Outstanding Thesis Award 2019 (MA category) - "Focus Prosody in Cantonese - The Case of Verb-copying Constructions" by Sharon Tsoi Lam Lee Outstanding Thesis Award 2019 (Ph.D. category) - "Typological Variation Across Sinitic Languages: Contact and Convergence" by Pui Yiu Szeto
HKU-led study tracks 17 languages and finds all languages convey information at similar rates, regardless of whether they are spoken faster or slowerDepartmental Editor2019-11-01T16:55:05+08:00
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, and Science Daily. Find out more about his work at https://www.hku.hk/press/news_detail_20079.html, https://www.miragenews.com/hku-led-study-tracks-17-languages-and-finds-all-languages-convey-information/
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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 [...]
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 will be taken up with the Language Processing Lab, headed by Dr. Heeju Hwang (firstname.lastname@example.org). The lab is interested in examining the mechanisms underlying language processing, including topics such as cross-linguistic sentence production, bilingual language processing, differences between first and second language acquisition, and the interface between linguistic and cognitive processes. The lab is equipped with an eye-tracking system and has an access to an ultrasound [...]