Conferences and Workshops
The First International Conference on Theoretical East Asian Psycholinguistics (ICTEAP-1) intends to promote dissemination of state-of-the-art findings in psycholinguistics, with emphasis on research that has cross-linguistic implications and empirical work that refers to East Asian languages, following the spirit of The Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (TCP).
Date: March 10-12, 2017
The International Symposium on Psycholinguistics of Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism is organized by the Department of English, Department of Linguists and Modern Languages, and the Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The symposium aims at bringing together scholars from Europe, the United States, China, and the Hong Kong local community who work in the area of second language acquisition (SLA) and bilingualism from a psycholinguistics perspective. Issues that are explored at the symposium include the latest theoretical and methodological advancements in the psycholinguistic research of SLA and bilingualism, and innovative applications in second language pedagogy and bilingual education.
The first annual meeting of the Joint Research Centre for Language and Human Complexity (JRCLHC) will be held at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) this November 7-9. The theme of the meeting will be the Biological Foundations of Language, and will feature keynote speeches, progress reports, presentations of postdoc fellows and poster presentations of research students.
In celebration of the launch of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) – Utrecht University (UU) Joint Centre for Language, Mind and Brain, an Opening Ceremony and inaugural Symposium on the Neurogenetics of Language and Cognition will be held at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Recent advances in genetics such as Whole Genome Exome Sequencing and in human neuroscience such as high-imaging functional MRI have allowed for an unprecedented look into the human mind and language functions from the molecule to behavior. The Symposium will feature keynote speakers from both UU and CUHK for exchanging state-of-the-art research on language, cognition, brain and genes from an interdisciplinary and translational perspective.
The 5th International Conference in Evolutionary Linguistics (CIEL-5) will be held during August 17-19, 2013 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. CIEL is an annual conference for researchers to report and discuss the latest progress in evolutionary linguistics.
From an interdisciplinary perspective, evolutionary linguistics interacts with anthropology, archeology, biology, linguistics, neuroscience, and psychology. Collaborative research work among these areas will make new contributions to evolutionary linguistics, both in breadth and depth. Therefore, there is much anticipation of enhancing international interaction and interdisciplinary collaborations via this conference. The earlier ones in Guangzhou, Tianjin, Shanghai, and Beijing have been held in the same spirit.
Topics of CIEL-5 include the following areas:
- Language as a complex adaptive system;
- Language and population evolution;
- Diachronic and synchronic study of language;
- Language and the brain;
- Other language-related research.
The working languages of CIEL-5 are Mandarin and English.
The 3rd International Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia will be held from 30 Jan to 2 Feb 2013 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, organized by the Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Same as the preceding conferences, the 2013 conference aims at promoting research and sharing of empirical findings related to Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia. The 2013 conference invites papers addressing research on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education. This conference is sponsored by The Nippon Foundation which shares the vision of the Centre in promoting Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education Research in Asia.
This year we are honored to have Christian Rathmann (University of Hamburg, Germany), Gaurav Mathur (Gallaudet University, US) and Harry Knoors (Royal Dutch Kentalis/Radboud University, Holland) to be the keynote speakers for the event. There will be invited talks by Onno Crasbon(Radboud University, Holland), David McKee (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), Adam Schembri (La Trobe University, Australia), Diane Brentari (University of Chicago, US), Chang Jung-Hsing (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan), Marc Marschark (Centre for Education Research Partnerships, Rochester Institute of Technology | National Technical Institute for the Deaf, US), Gary Morgan (City University London, UK), Ronice Müller de Quadros (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil), James Woodward (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China) and Hoa T. Nguyen(Dong Nai University, Vietnam).
The conference aims to draw together researchers in the fields of bilingualism and comparative linguistics, providing an interdisciplinary forum to facilitate presentation and exchange of recent findings. We aim to encourage dialogue and synergy between researchers who investigate bilingualism and second language acquisition from the perspective of psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience and those who undertake comparative studies of linguistic properties across languages, stimulating research with an interdisciplinary perspective. The conference will be of interest to a wide spectrum of professionals in linguistics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, engineering, speech and language pathology, and language education.