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Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK President of Peking University President of University System of Taiwan Director of Haskins Laboratory, USA Director of Joint Research Centre for Language and Human Complexity, CUHK     Created by JavaScript Slideshow Make

 

Message from the Director:

Greetings from the Joint Research Centre for Language and Human Complexity 語言與人類複雜系統聯合研究中心 at CUHK! I am honored to become Director of the Joint Centre from 1 August 2015 succeeding the Founding Director Professor William S-Y. Wang 王士元教授. On behalf of the team at CUHK, I thank Prof Wang for his scholarship, leadershp and vision in establishing the Centre in December 2013.We are grateful that Prof Wang will continue his support and guidance as our honorary advisor. In partnership with Peking University and University System of Taiwan, the Joint Center will continue to foster cross-strait academic exchange and develop collaborative research efforts in the areas of language and human complexity.

Virginia Yip
Director
Joint Research Centre for Language and Human Complexity
語言與人類複雜系統聯合研究中心


Founding Director's remarks at the Centre's first annual meeting

 

_Upcoming Events

  _In The News
 

20 October 2017

The 4th Annual Meeting of the Chinese University of Hong Kong - Peking University - University System of Taiwan Joint Research Centre for Language and Human Complexity 2017

Date: Friday October 20, 2017
Venue: Rm 220 Fung King Hei Building, CUHK

 

18 -19 December 2015

The International Symposium on Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism is organized by CUHK, 18-19 December 2015.

 

7 - 9 November 2014

The 1st Annual Meeting of the Joint Research Centre for Language Human Complexity will be held during November 7-9, 2014 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

21 - 23 November 2014

The 6th International Conference in Evolutionary Linguistics (CIEL-6) will be held during November 21-23, 2014 at Xiamen University. CIEL is an annual conference for researchers to report and discuss the latest progress in evolutionary linguistics.
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12 June 2018

Prof. Roumyana Slabakova, University of Southampton
Title of talk: 
Optionality and ambiguity in L2 English article meanings

Date: 12 June 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30-6:15pm
Venue: Rm101 Fung King Hei Building, CUHK

25 May 2017

Workshop on Documenting Children’s Language jointly organized by the Department of Linguistics (HKU), CUHK-Peking U-UST Joint Research Centre for Language and Human Complexity and Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre.

Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
Venue: Run Run Shaw Tower, University of Hong Kong

Forum speaker:
3:30-4:30pm Prof. Evan Kidd, Australian National University
Widening the contexts of language acquisition


4:30-5:00pm Discussion (moderator: Prof.Virginia Yip, Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Invited speakers
5:00-5:15pm Prof. Anita Wong, University of Hong Kong
Documenting the language of children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI)


5:15-5:30pm Prof. Angel Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Documenting the language of bilingual minority children


5:30-5:45pm Prof. Mai Ziyin and Prof. Virginia Yip, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Documenting the language of bilingual minority children


5:45-6:00pm Q&A (moderator: Prof. Stephen Matthews, University of Hong Kong)

 

21 April 2017

Prof. Janet Werker (University of British Columbia) gives a Distinguished Scholar Lecture on Bilingualism and Human Complexity:

Title: Perceptual Foundations of Language Acquisition in Monolingual- and Bilingual-learning Infants
Date: Friday 21 April 2017
Time: 9:15-10:05am
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Lee Shau Kei Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

18 March 2017

Prof. Daisy Hung 洪蘭教授 (中央大學) gives a Distinguished Scholar Lecture on Brain and Human Complexity:

Title: Brain and Life 大腦與人生 (lecture delivered in Chinese) Date: Tuesday 18 April 2017 Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Venue: Swire Hall 1, Fung King Hey Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

14 February 2017

Prof. Denise H. Wu delivers a seminar "Unveiling linguistic structure represented in the brain: Evidence from Chinese sentence comprehension" on 14 February 2017.

 

27 July 2016

A warm welcome to Prof. Mai Ziyin Maggie, who joins us as Research Assistant Professor from 1 August 2016.

We say farewell to Prof. Peng Gang, who joined HKPU as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies from 1 July 2016.

 

26 June 2016

Prof. Salikoko Mufwene delivers a distinguished lecture "The complex linguistic behavior of a plurilingual" on 26 June 2016.

 

6 June 2016

Fieldwork in Sichuan conducted by Prof William Wang, Prof Peng Gang and colleagues in Peking University

 

17 January 2016

跨國研究破迷思 學語言用左腦

 

7 January 2016

Recruitment for Research Assistant Professor [Details] (1516/142(737)/2)


 

13-14 November 2015

Prof Virginia Yip and Stephen Matthews are keynote speakers at the 3rd International Conference of the Psycholinguistics Association of China 第三届中国心理语言学国际研讨会 13-14 November 2015

 

6 November 2015

Prof. Nicholas Evans from Australian National University gives a distinguished scholar lecture in Bilingualism and Human Complexity on "The multilingual matrix of languages evolution: Lessons from small-scale speech communities" at Room 101, LKK Bldg, CUHK on 6 November, 2015

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14-18 September 2014

Prof. William S-Y. Wang was invited to join the 15th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association held in Singapore, 14 to 18 September 2014, where Prof. Wang gave a keynote speech with the title “Sound Patterns in Language”.


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Manson C-M Fong, CLHC member, also presented his paper "Towards a Neural Measure of Perceptual Distance—Classification of Electroencephalographic Responses to Synthetic Vowels" at the conference.
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downloadDownload the full paper

 

9-13 September 2014

Prof. William S-Y. Wang and Prof. Gang Peng was invited to join the 2014 Summer Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience in Taiwan, held at the National Central University in Taiwan, 9-13 September 2014, where Prof. Wang gave an Keynote speech.

 

18 August 2014

Prof. Gang Peng was awarded with a General Program Project by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) in 2014.
Project title: Psychological Bases of Speech Perception.

 

30 June 2014

Prof. William S- Y. Wang was awarded with a General Research Fund Grant by Research Grant Council of Hong Kong in the 2014/2015 exercise year. Project title: Cognitive Representation & Dynamics of Phonological Systems: The Case of Lexical Tone in Chinese.

Prof. Gang Peng was awarded with a General Research Fund Grant by Research Grant Council of Hong Kong in the 2014/2015 exercise year. Project title: Neural Mechanism of Extrinsic Normalization in Vowel Perception.

 

20 June 2014

Congratulations on acceptance of Dr. Quansheng Xia and Dr. Caicai Zhang's submission for the 'Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL) 2014'. For more information of SNL, please explore the link below:
playLink to SNL 2014

 

16 June 2014

Prof. Mieko Ogura & Prof. William S-Y. Wang's research paper, 'Lexical Diffusion and Neogrammarian Regularity', will be presented at the 18th International Conference on English Historical Linguistic (ICEHL-18) holding in Leuven, Belgium, from 14 to 18 July 2014.
downloadDownload the research paper in .pdf
downloadDownload the .ppt to be presented at the conference

 

4-6 June 2014

The 14th International Symposium on Chinese Language and Linguistics (IsCLL-14) will be held in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, on June 4-6, 2014. Prof. William S-Y. Wang's opening keynote speech, "Ancestry of Language & People", can be found at the link below.
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3 June 2014

The application deadline for the 2014 Summer School for Cognitive Neuroscience has been extended until 15 June 2014.

 

20 May 2014

Interview of Prof. Ovid Tzeng is published in Scientific American (科學人雜誌), May 2014
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16 May 2014

Interview of Prof. William S- Y. Wang is published in Mainland - Hong Kong Academic Exchange (京港學術交流), April 2014, vol. 101
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29 April 2014

"Evolution Tense and Aspect" by Mieko Ogura, Takumi Inakazu, & William S-Y. Wang is now avaliable online
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22 April 2014

Prof. William S-Y. Wang, JRCLHC Director, has been appointed Honorary Professor at Nanjing Normal University
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10 April 2014

The 4th Biological Foundations of Language seminar
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5 - 8 April 2014

Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2014 was held in Boston on April 5-8, 2014 at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel. Caicai Zhang, JRCLHC research associate , was accepted for a poster session.
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4 April 2014

Prof. William S-Y. Wang's interview:
The Complex Laws of Nature, Simply Stated
downloadDownload .pdf version (In Plain View, 4 April 2014. pp 4-5)

 

21 March 2014

The 3rd Biological Foundations of Language seminar
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18 March 2014

JRCLHC mentioned in "2013 International Symposium on Voice: Physiology, Language, and Cultures"
download Chinese Version Only (Scientific Chinese, March 2014, pp 29-37)

 

13 March 2014

The 2nd Biological Foundations of Language seminar
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3 - 5 March 2014

Prof. Wang went to Singapore to attend a conference entitled "Hidden Connections: Complexity Program Annual Conference", organized by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to mark the launch of the NTU Complexity Institute. The three-day conference took place from March 3-5, 2014 and Prof. Wang gave a keynote speech on March 5 with the title: Language evolution and phase transitions.
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27 February 2014

The 1st Biological Foundations of Language seminar
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21 - 22 February 2014

Prof. Peng and Prof. Wang joined the First International Workshop on Cognitive Aging, held at the National Chung Cheung University in Tai wan, 21-22 December 2013, where Prof. Wang gave an Opening Address. In conjunction with the workshop, they were invited to visit the Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital on 20 December 2013, in particular the Dementia Center and the Senior Day Care Centre, both under the direction of Dr. Wenlong Cao.

 

16 December 2013

Peking University's announcement of JRCLHC
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12 December 2013

港中大, 北大與台灣聯合大學共同成立研究中心
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Prof. Wang interviewed by China Daily
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11 December 2013

Inauguration of The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Peking University - University System of Taiwan Joint Research Centre for Language and Human Complexity (CUHK Press Releases)
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香港中文大學 - 北京大學 - 台灣聯合大學系統 共同成立語言與人類複雜系統聯合研究中心
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8 December 2013

Joint Research Centre for Language and Human Complexity Opening Ceremony
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Prof. Wang interviewed by China Daily
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