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Name: Tak-Sum  Sam Wong (IPA: wɔŋ tɐk sɐm)
Institution: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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State and/or Country: Hong Kong   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Writing Systems
Specialty: Chinese Historical Phonology, Cantonese Linguistics, Chinese Palaeography
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Yue
Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan
Selected Publications: Wong, S.T.S.; Leung, H.; Ip, H.H.S 2005. 'Model-based analysis of Chinese calligraphy images'. In Proceedings of Ninth International Conference on Information Visualisation, 6-8 July 2005, pp. 221 - 226.



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