LING7501 Research Seminars in Linguistics I (Core)

Dr. Joseph Perry

PG course. Sem 1, 6 credits

Course Description

Students are required to attend linguistics seminars in two consecutive semesters. Each semester at least five seminars, of students’ own choice, are expected. The seminars can be organized by the Department or others at HKU or other universities in Hong Kong. They should deal with current topics of interest in linguistics based on original research.

Course Details


For each semester, students should submit a brief report that contains the following two essential parts:

Part I –– Provide details of all the seminars, at least five, you attend in the semester, including date, venue, title and speaker’s name. However, abstracts need not be included.

Part II –– Comment on two seminars that you have attended. In particular, how is it, or can be, related to your own research topic/work? You can also include the question(s), if any, raised by you. Each commentary can run from 200 to 300 words.

Due date: Dec 31, 2012 (for the First semester) May 31, 2013 (for the Second semester)

Email the report in PDF to (you will receive an acknowledgment)


1. An optional meeting about LING6011 will be held in RRT925 at 10:20 a.m. on Sept 26, 2012.

2. For details of the departmental seminar topics, please click here.

3. Seminar announcements at other departments or universities are often made by email. Check your HKU email account regularly.