Our

Team

Who are the ones who facilitated the field trip, and who are the ones who worked on post-trip projects for this journey? Read on to find out who these members are.

This field trip could not have come to fruition without the collaboration of different members, and such collaboration takes place not only on an intercollegiate level between HKU and UM, but also among teachers and students appointed as Research Assistants. This form collaboration also extends beyond just the pre-trip planning and on-trip logistics: post-trip review analyses and media productions are encompassed to create a truly well-rounded scholastic experience for both present and prospective coursemates.

Who are the

Facilitators?

FIELD TRIP ORGANIZERS

. . .

DR. KOFI YAKPO

Course Instructor

The University of Hong Kong

Kofi Yakpo is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the School of Humanities at HKU. He is particularly interested in language contact and has worked on languages spoken in Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific including Pichi (Equatorial Guinea), Bislama (Vanuatu), Sarnámi and Sranan (Suriname), Tobagonian Creole, and Konkomba (Ghana). Kofi has taken students on Linguistics Field Trips to Ethiopia, Indonesia, and in 2019, Malaysia.

SUPPORTING MEMBERS

. . .

Teaching Assistant

The University of Hong Kong

I'm Eugene, the Teaching Assistant of this field trip. I love language, culture, photography, and of course, travelling. My research interest is in sociolinguistics. A lot of the photographs of this field trip were taken by me.

MICHELLE PANG

Coursemate &

Research Assistant

The University of Hong Kong

I'm Michelle, a fresh graduate from HKU. I want to work on language documentation & orthography development in the future. I am constantly exploring new avenues, whether it being working with new people & projects, or just letting my imagination run wild with a cup of citrus tea in hand. As a coursemate-turned-RA, I directed and filmed a documentary for this field trip. I’m the developer of this website as well!

FAYNE TAN

Coursemate &

Research Assistant

 *The University of Hong Kong, University of Melbourne

I'm Fayne. *I am an exchange student from the University of Melbourne, and I'm Malaysian. As a Research Assistant, I was appointed to write about field trip facilitation and their pedagogical value. I adore all the simplest things in life. I love cats and also dogs. I love coffee and also tea. I love reading and also hiking. However, I definitely do not like maths!

EUGENE TAM

DR. SHEENA KAUR

Co-organizer

University of Malaya

Sheena Kaur is a Senior Lecturer in English and the Deputy Dean for Postgraduate Studies of the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya. Her research interests include corpus linguistics, applied linguistics, and the internationalisation of higher education, as well as the sociolinguistics of Punjabi, Tamil, and English in Malaysia. Sheena jointly organized the Linguistics field trip to Malaysia with Kofi Yakpo.

 
 
 

Take another look at our

   Coursemates...

WILD FIELD TRIP COURSEMATES SPOTTED

IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT

University of Malaya (2019, colourized)

Photograph by Eugene Tam

Fellow LING3003 coursemates having the time of their lives imitating The Linguist, a much adored and revered German rapper active during the late 20th century.

 

Pictured from left to right, back to front: Michelle Pang, Jason Lee, Brian Tseung, Chapman Chung, Nigel (UM), Ada Liu, Alexis Shiu, Aurora Ng, Judy Cheng, Agnes Chan, Christy Lau, Sonia Chan, Fayne Tan, Anna Wong, Teresa Ho, Yuki Tang

DOES THIS MARK THE END OF THEIR VOYAGE?

Maybe not—for there seems to always be this transcendental essence to travels that continues on across and beyond deixis,

creating stops, but not final destinations. 

 

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