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Sun Feb 22 2009

Confs: General Linguistics, Sociolinguistics/Singapore

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        1.    Bee Chin Ng, Workshop on Loanwords in the Asian Context


Message 1: Workshop on Loanwords in the Asian Context
Date: 22-Feb-2009
From: Bee Chin Ng <mbcngntu.edu.sg>
Subject: Workshop on Loanwords in the Asian Context
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Workshop on Loanwords in the Asian Context

Date: 09-Mar-2009 - 09-Mar-2009
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Contact: Aspahlela bte Ahmad
Contact Email: maspahlelantu.edu.sg
Meeting URL:
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/HSS/Linguistics/Documents/Loanwords%20in%20the%20Asian%20Context%20Workshop%20Programme.pdf


Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The Loanwords in the Asian Context Workshop is organised by the Division of
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies in the School of Humanities and Social
Sciences, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Presenters at the
workshop include James Matisoff, Robert Bauer, Cathy Wong, Uri Tadmor, KK luke,
Tan Ying Ying and Ng Bee Chin. Please visit our website for the detailed programme.

Loanwords in the Asian Context Workshop

Organized by Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
Nanyang Technological University

Date: Monday, 9 March 2009
Time: 9:15 am to 1:30 pm
Venue: Executive Seminar Room 4 (S3.1-B1-06)


Discussant:
Professor Emeritus James Matisoff, University of California,
Berkeley


0915
Welcome and Opening Address
Luke Kang Kwong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

09:30
Loan-Verb: Loan-Noun Ratio as an Indicator of Degree of Bilingualism:
The Case of English Loanwords in Hong Kong
Luke Kang Kwong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

10:00
Loanwords as Catalyst for Phonetic Change in the Hong Kong Cantonese
Syllabary
Robert Bauer, Independent Scholar

10:30
Grammatical Integration of English Loanwords in Hong Kong Cantonese
Cathy Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

11:00
Tea Break

11:30
"Borrowed and Lost": The Story of Malay Loanwords in Hokkien and
Teochew
Ng Bee Chin and Tan Ying Ying, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

12:00
Tonal Allocation of Malay Loanwords in Teochew and Hokkien
Tan Ying Ying and Ng Bee Chin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

12:30
Non-Malay Austronesian Loanwords in Aslian
Geoffrey Benjamin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

13:00
Measuring the Borrowability of Lexical Meanings
Uri Tadmor, Director, Indonesian Office, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Anthropology

For enquiries please contact Aspahlela from the Division of Linguistics and
Multilingual Studies on (65) 67904397 or email maspahlelantu.edu.sg
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