Find out more about about The University of Hong Kong's Department of Linguistics and University of Malaya's Faculty of Languages and Linguistics in this section.
This Linguistics Field Trip was organized in collaboration with the University of Malaya. Over the 10 day trip, we were hosted by staff and students from UM's Faculty of Languages and Linguistics. It was a journey of rewarding exchanges from both parties. Students from both universities worked together on linguistic field projects, working as elicitors and informants. Read on to find out more about these two linguistic departments.
The University of Hong Kong
> Department of Linguistics, HKU
The University of Hong Kong, founded in 1911, is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. As Asia’s Global University, HKU delivers impact through internationalisation, innovation and interdisciplinarity.
HKU's Department of Linguistics houses research and teaching in phonetics, phonology, syntax, with a fieldwork focus, supplemented by existing strengths in morphology, linguistic typology, psycholinguistics and the study of language contact. We are strongly committed to the study of linguistic diversity. Our work is grounded in solid empirical research of high theoretical significance, and the study of non-Indo-European languages and little researched languages, especially those of Asia. The department houses a phonology laboratory (including ultrasound technology) and a psycholinguistics laboratory. EEG and fMRI technology are also available at the University.
University of Malaya
> Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, UM
Universiti Malaya, or UM, Malaysia's oldest university, is situated on a 922 acre campus in the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.
The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics (FLL), University Malaya, was initially set up as a Language Centre on 3 March 1972. The Centre was responsible for conducting language courses relevant to the needs of the university.
FLL has well-equipped and multipurpose teaching and learning facilities, computer laboratories, student learning spaces and a Language Library. The academic staff at FLL are actively involved in research in the areas of Applied Linguistics, Discourse Studies, Language Structure and Sociolinguistics. Three subject areas covered at the Faculty are ranked top 100 in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject: Linguistics, Modern Languages, and English Language and Literature.
Photo Credits: Global Front International (2020)
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