The Film

A MYRIAD OF VOICES

Come along with us to Malaysia, the land of the Hibiscus, as we take you on a journey to discover and behold a myriad of vibrant voices.

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A MYRIAD OF VOICES

LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY & VITALITY IN MALAYSIA

 Voices: the sound produced by living creatures, the faculty of utterance. A vibration, an intangible reverberation, meant to be aurally perceived. But how perceptive are we as human beings? We focus on elements in the foreground, and often filter out the innumerable murmurs in the background. How reliable are our senses, when we are blinded by voices, and deafened by sight? What have we heard— or more so, what have we not heard? What are the voices that we should have been hearing, and what do they say?

This project is funded by the General Research Fund grant No. 17608819 of the Government of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong, School of Humanities Seed Grant to Dr. Kofi Yakpo.

© 2020 Directed, edited, and filmed by Pang Man Long Michelle.

Produced by School of Humanities (Linguistics Department) of The University of Hong Kong. 

 
 

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JOIN US ON OUR JOURNEY IN SECTIONS

  • > OUR EXPERIENCE  

    Why do we need field trips? What factors should we consider picking a field trip destination? Understand what goes behind the planning of our field trip to Malaysia from the eyes of our organizers.

    OUR EXPERIENCE

  • > THE JOURNEY  

    Want to explore our trip to Malaysia chapter by chapter? Each chapter in Our Journey corresponds with the ones in the documentary. Browse them side by side and explore at your own pace.

    THE JOURNEY

    - CHAPTERS

  • > MULTILINGUAL MALAYSIA  

    Learn about the linguistic landscape in Malaysia? This section includes interviews with Malaysian students, demographic infographs, and an introductory guide to Papiá Kristang, the focus language of our trip.

    MULTILINGUAL

    MALAYSIA

  • > STUDENT PROJECTS  

    What can we do with the data elicited from the field trip? Read the project papers written by our coursemates, with topics ranging from variational phonetics, verb phrase constructions, tesne and aspect, to locative constructions.

    STUDENT PROJECTS

  • > OUR TEAM  

     

    Who are the facilitators of this field trip? Browse this section for their biographies and who are on our team.

    OUR TEAM

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