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 [...]
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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 [...]