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/
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 [...]
Today is Information Day! Our booth will be located at LG07-LG10. If you have a chance, please visit us!
Workshop on Population Movements, Language Contact in East Asia and Southeast Asia, and Evolutionary LinguisticsDepartmental Editor2022-06-07T22:49:12+08:00
Online - all welcome! 8-11 June 2022 : "Population Movements, Language Contact in East Asia and Southeast Asia, and Evolutionary Linguistics" For more information, click here. Co-conveners: Salikoko S. Mufwene, Stephen Matthews, Virginia Yip, and Kofi Yakpo Co-organized by the University of Chicago, University of Hong Kong & Chinese University of Hong Kong
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. [...]
Check out a new paper on second language morphological processing by our HKU linguists (Dr. Song, Dr. Do, Dr. Thompson, and Dr. Waegermaekers)! Full text available here. SECOND LANGUAGE USERS EXHIBIT SHALLOW MORPHOLOGICAL PROCESSING Abstract The present study tests the Shallow Structure Hypothesis (SSH), which claims that compared to L1 processing, L2 language processing generally underuses grammatical information, prioritizing nongrammatical information. Specifically, this cross-modal priming study tests SSH at the level of morphology, investigating whether late advanced L2 learners construct hierarchically structured representations for trimorphemic derived words during real-time processing as native speakers do. Our results support SSH. In lexical decision [...]
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
Experiential learning classes in Archaeology open to all Faculty of Arts students! For more information, please follow this link.