LINGUIST List 26.5474

Wed Dec 09 2015

Confs: Text/Corpus Ling/Hong Kong

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 09-Dec-2015
From: Andy Chin <>
Subject: Online Panel Discussion Forum at CoLTA 2015
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Online Panel Discussion Forum at CoLTA 2015

Date: 18-Dec-2015 - 18-Dec-2015
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact: Andy Chin
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

A 90-minute Online Panel Discussion Forum on: When World Englishes Meet World Chineses

Conference on Corpus Linguistics and Technology Advancement (CoLTA) 2015, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, December 16-18

As one of the highlights of the CoLTA 2015 conference hosted by the Hong Kong Institute of Education, the finale session will feature a panel discussion led by the four plenary speakers:

Huang Chu-Ren (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK)
Andy Kirkpatrick (Griffith University, Australia)
Tao Hongyin (University of California, Los Angeles, US)
Paul Thompson (University of Birmingham, UK)

In view of wider interests in the topic When World Englishes Meet World Chineses among colleagues and students across a diverse range of related fields, this session will be made accessible online via streamline broadcast. Details are as follows:

Date: 18 December 2015 (Friday)
Time: 1500 – 1630 (GMT +8)
Moderator: Prof. David C.S. LI

Rundown (tentative):
1. Prof. Andy Kirkpatrick: How might the two languages, Chinese and English, influence each other as they become spoken by more and more English-Chinese bilinguals?
2. Prof. Huang Chu-Ren: Is the ontological structure of Chinese (orthography) uniquely suited for the semantic turn of the web?
3. Prof. Tao Hongyin: Globalization of Chinese: Teaching and learning Chinese from a US perspective
4. Discussant: Prof. Paul Thompson
5. Open forum discussion

Conference website:

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