Media: Hong Kong PolyU Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Two Distinguished Linguists at Inaugural Yuen Ren Chao Prize in Language Sciences

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is privileged to announce that Prof. Peter HAGOORT, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, and Prof. William Shiyuan WANG, Chair Professor of Language and Cognitive Sciences of PolyU, are bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Yuen Ren Chao Prize in Language Sciences (Chao Prize). The Prize Presentation Ceremony was held on 10 May 2024. The Chao Prize, initiated and hosted by the PolyU Faculty of Humanities, is

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Media: Ann Bradlow ExLing Tutorial

Bilingual Speech Intelligibility Ann Bradlow Northwestern University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1Gz_6gKDlI Speech intelligibility – the accuracy with which a particular speech signal produced by a particular talker is understood by a particular listener in a particular communication setting – is notoriously difficult to predict. Nevertheless, all else being equal, variation in intelligibility as assessed by word recognition accuracy is a common distinguishing feature of first-language (L

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Media, History, Identity & Linguistic Diversity Podcast

We are pleased to share the History, Identity, and Linguistic Diversity Podcast--available at https://eutopia-hild.eu and through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. The podcast features interviews with members of the Eutopia History, Identity, and Linguistic Diversity (HILD) Connected Research Community Incubator. Colleagues respond to the challenge: “How can we reduce present-day European conflict through knowledge of historical multilingualism, language conflict, and language polic

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Media: History, Identity & Linguistic Diversity Podcast

We are pleased to share the History, Identity, and Linguistic Diversity Podcast--available at https://eutopia-hild.eu and through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts. The podcast features interviews with members of the Eutopia History, Identity, and Linguistic Diversity (HILD) Connected Research Community Incubator. Colleagues respond to the challenge: “How can we reduce present-day European conflict through knowledge of historical multilingualism, language conflict, and language polic

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Media: Minority and Endangered Languages Database

Professor Jette G. Hansen Edwards of the Department of English at The Chinese University of Hong Kong has created a website entitled Telling Stories: Linguistic Diversity in Hong Kong. It is open access and available at: https://www.eng.cuhk.edu.hk/ENGE-TellingStories/. Telling Stories: Linguistic Diversity in Hong Kong was created to showcase the languages of Hong Kong, past and present. Hong Kong has always been a site of vibrant multiculturalism and multilingualism; this website seeks to

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Media, Minority and Endangered Languages Database

Professor Jette G. Hansen Edwards of the Department of English at The Chinese University of Hong Kong has created a website entitled Telling Stories: Linguistic Diversity in Hong Kong. It is open access and available at: https://www.eng.cuhk.edu.hk/ENGE-TellingStories/. Telling Stories: Linguistic Diversity in Hong Kong was created to showcase the languages of Hong Kong, past and present. Hong Kong has always been a site of vibrant multiculturalism and multilingualism; this website seeks to hig

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Media: Minority and Endangered Languages Database

Professor Jette G. Hansen Edwards of the Department of English at The Chinese University of Hong Kong has created a website entitled Telling Stories: Linguistic Diversity in Hong Kong. It is open access and available at: https://www.eng.cuhk.edu.hk/ENGE-TellingStories/. Telling Stories: Linguistic Diversity in Hong Kong was created to showcase the languages of Hong Kong, past and present. Hong Kong has always been a site of vibrant multiculturalism and multilingualism; this website seeks to hig

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Media: Corpus La Pola Siero: Entrevistas semidirigidas, encuesta de situaciones y otros materiales

La publicación del corpus de Pola de Siero, que se realizó en 2014, tiene como objetivo la presentación sistemática de una serie de materiales audio que se llevaron a cabo dentro de la tesis doctoral (en cotutela: Universidad de Oviedo y Universität Zürich, coordinadores: Ramón de Andrés Díaz y Johannes Kabatek) Aproximación al habla de La Pola Siero. Variación lingüística: descripción y percepción, que se leyó el 19 de noviembre de 2018. La Pola Siero: corpus de entrevistas semidirigidas, en

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Media, Corpus La Pola Siero: Entrevistas semidirigidas, encuesta de situaciones y otros materiales

La publicación del corpus de Pola de Siero, que se realizó en 2014, tiene como objetivo la presentación sistemática de una serie de materiales audio que se llevaron a cabo dentro de la tesis doctoral (en cotutela: Universidad de Oviedo y Universität Zürich, coordinadores: Ramón de Andrés Díaz y Johannes Kabatek) Aproximación al habla de La Pola Siero. Variación lingüística: descripción y percepción, que se leyó el 19 de noviembre de 2018. La Pola Siero: corpus de entrevistas semidirigidas, encu

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Media: Corpus La Pola Siero: Entrevistas semidirigidas, encuesta de situaciones y otros materiales

La publicación del corpus de Pola de Siero, que se realizó en 2014, tiene como objetivo la presentación sistemática de una serie de materiales audio que se llevaron a cabo dentro de la tesis doctoral (en cotutela: Universidad de Oviedo y Universität Zürich, coordinadores: Ramón de Andrés Díaz y Johannes Kabatek) Aproximación al habla de La Pola Siero. Variación lingüística: descripción y percepción, que se leyó el 19 de noviembre de 2018. La Pola Siero: corpus de entrevistas semidirigidas, encu

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Media: How Artificial Intelligence can benefit the Cultural Heritage sector? Watch the new video of the Saint George on a Bike project

Cultural heritage professionals aim to improve the way we understand paintings by generating descriptions of them. However, since millions of cultural objects have been created throughout history, completing such a task seems impossible, but only for humans. The goal of the Saint George on a Bike (SGoaB) project is to provide high-performance metadata enrichment capability by using High Performance Computing (HPC) resources in the cultural heritage domain. The project trains natural language

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Media, How Artificial Intelligence can benefit the Cultural Heritage sector? Watch the new video of the Saint George on a Bike project

Cultural heritage professionals aim to improve the way we understand paintings by generating descriptions of them. However, since millions of cultural objects have been created throughout history, completing such a task seems impossible, but only for humans. The goal of the Saint George on a Bike (SGoaB) project is to provide high-performance metadata enrichment capability by using High Performance Computing (HPC) resources in the cultural heritage domain. The project trains natural language pr

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Media: How Artificial Intelligence can benefit the Cultural Heritage sector? Watch the new video of the Saint George on a Bike project

Cultural heritage professionals aim to improve the way we understand paintings by generating descriptions of them. However, since millions of cultural objects have been created throughout history, completing such a task seems impossible, but only for humans. The goal of the Saint George on a Bike (SGoaB) project is to provide high-performance metadata enrichment capability by using High Performance Computing (HPC) resources in the cultural heritage domain. The project trains natural language pr

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Media: The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management

The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management (2022 MIT Press, ed. by Berez-Kroeker, McDonnell, Koller & Collister) is now available free and open source at https://direct.mit.edu/books/book/5244/The-Open-Handbook-of-Linguistic-Data-Management. The Handbook is a guide to principles and methods for the management, archiving, sharing, and citing of linguistic research data, especially digital data. “Doing language science” depends on collecting, transcribing, annotating, analyzing, storing, a

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Media, The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management

The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management (2022 MIT Press, ed. by Berez-Kroeker, McDonnell, Koller & Collister) is now available free and open source at https://direct.mit.edu/books/book/5244/The-Open-Handbook-of-Linguistic-Data-Management. The Handbook is a guide to principles and methods for the management, archiving, sharing, and citing of linguistic research data, especially digital data. “Doing language science” depends on collecting, transcribing, annotating, analyzing, storing, and

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Media: The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management

The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management (2022 MIT Press, ed. by Berez-Kroeker, McDonnell, Koller & Collister) is now available free and open source at https://direct.mit.edu/books/book/5244/The-Open-Handbook-of-Linguistic-Data-Management. The Handbook is a guide to principles and methods for the management, archiving, sharing, and citing of linguistic research data, especially digital data. “Doing language science” depends on collecting, transcribing, annotating, analyzing, storing, and

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Media: Twas the Night Before Christmas (Linguists' Edition!) + other seasonal fun

Hello and /jəʊhəʊhəʊ/! Here we are again, ready to hang up our mortar boards with our stockings, and enjoy a well-earned period of grading, reading, preparing, writing, and maybe some eating, drinking and being merry. And of course, there’s also my Christmas poem! In case you’re tired of it by now, I’ve gathered up – as I do every year – some new amusing seasonal bells and baubles related to linguistics! Last year, I ended with a rendition of Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic, where the lyr

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Media, Twas the Night Before Christmas (Linguists' Edition!) + other seasonal fun

Hello and /jəʊhəʊhəʊ/! Here we are again, ready to hang up our mortar boards with our stockings, and enjoy a well-earned period of grading, reading, preparing, writing, and maybe some eating, drinking and being merry. And of course, there’s also my Christmas poem! In case you’re tired of it by now, I’ve gathered up – as I do every year – some new amusing seasonal bells and baubles related to linguistics! Last year, I ended with a rendition of Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic, where the lyrics

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Media: Twas the Night Before Christmas (Linguists' Edition!) + other seasonal fun

Hello and /jəʊhəʊhəʊ/! Here we are again, ready to hang up our mortar boards with our stockings, and enjoy a well-earned period of grading, reading, preparing, writing, and maybe some eating, drinking and being merry. And of course, there’s also my Christmas poem! In case you’re tired of it by now, I’ve gathered up – as I do every year – some new amusing seasonal bells and baubles related to linguistics! Last year, I ended with a rendition of Mariah Carey’s Christmas classic, where the lyrics

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Media: Rewatch Protolang 6, Lisbon

A selection of recorded talks given at Protolang 6 that was held in Lisbon are now available at https://sites.google.com/view/protolang-6/videos or directly on AppEEL's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/appeellisboa/playlists?view=50&shelf_id=4. More info on Protolang 7 that is coming up in September 2021 is available at https://blogs.phil.hhu.de/protolang7/. About Protolang The Protolang conference series creates an interdisciplinary platform for scholarly discussion on the

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Media, Rewatch Protolang 6, Lisbon

A selection of recorded talks given at Protolang 6 that was held in Lisbon are now available at https://sites.google.com/view/protolang-6/videos or directly on AppEEL's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/appeellisboa/playlists?view=50&shelf_id=4. More info on Protolang 7 that is coming up in September 2021 is available at https://blogs.phil.hhu.de/protolang7/. About Protolang The Protolang conference series creates an interdisciplinary platform for scholarly discussion on the orig

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Media: Rewatch Protolang 6, Lisbon

A selection of recorded talks given at Protolang 6 that was held in Lisbon are now available at https://sites.google.com/view/protolang-6/videos or directly on AppEEL's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/appeellisboa/playlists?view=50&shelf_id=4. More info on Protolang 7 that is coming up in September 2021 is available at https://blogs.phil.hhu.de/protolang7/. About Protolang The Protolang conference series creates an interdisciplinary platform for scholarly discussion on the orig

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Media: Field Notes Podcast Season 3 Launch

Field Notes, a podcast about linguistic fieldwork, is back for a third season! This season will focus exclusively on researchers working on their own languages in their own communities. The inaugural Season 3 episode is now out, featuring Dr. Nancy Kula (University of Essex), who works with speakers of Bemba in Zambia. Field Notes is a podcast about linguistic fieldwork hosted by Martha Tsutsui Billins (SOAS, University of London). Each episode features one linguist who works in language doc

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Media, Field Notes Podcast Season 3 Launch

Field Notes, a podcast about linguistic fieldwork, is back for a third season! This season will focus exclusively on researchers working on their own languages in their own communities. The inaugural Season 3 episode is now out, featuring Dr. Nancy Kula (University of Essex), who works with speakers of Bemba in Zambia. Field Notes is a podcast about linguistic fieldwork hosted by Martha Tsutsui Billins (SOAS, University of London). Each episode features one linguist who works in language docume

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Media: Field Notes Podcast Season 3 Launch

Field Notes, a podcast about linguistic fieldwork, is back for a third season! This season will focus exclusively on researchers working on their own languages in their own communities. The inaugural Season 3 episode is now out, featuring Dr. Nancy Kula (University of Essex), who works with speakers of Bemba in Zambia. Field Notes is a podcast about linguistic fieldwork hosted by Martha Tsutsui Billins (SOAS, University of London). Each episode features one linguist who works in language docume

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Media: Publication of the CorpAGEst Corpus - Free Access on Ortolang

The CorpAGEst project - ‘A corpus-based multimodal approach to the pragmatic competence of the elderly’ - aims to establish the verbal and gestural profile of very old people, looking at their pragmatic competence in real-world settings (Bolly & Boutet, 2018). The corpus data consist of semi-directed, face-to-face interviews between an adult and a very old subject (75 y. old and more) that were audio-video recorded, transcribed and aligned to the sound signal. All participants are native-speaker

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Media, Publication of the CorpAGEst Corpus - Free Access on Ortolang

The CorpAGEst project - ‘A corpus-based multimodal approach to the pragmatic competence of the elderly’ - aims to establish the verbal and gestural profile of very old people, looking at their pragmatic competence in real-world settings (Bolly & Boutet, 2018). The corpus data consist of semi-directed, face-to-face interviews between an adult and a very old subject (75 y. old and more) that were audio-video recorded, transcribed and aligned to the sound signal. All participants are native-speaker

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Media: Publication of the CorpAGEst Corpus - Free Access on Ortolang

The CorpAGEst project - ‘A corpus-based multimodal approach to the pragmatic competence of the elderly’ - aims to establish the verbal and gestural profile of very old people, looking at their pragmatic competence in real-world settings (Bolly & Boutet, 2018). The corpus data consist of semi-directed, face-to-face interviews between an adult and a very old subject (75 y. old and more) that were audio-video recorded, transcribed and aligned to the sound signal. All participants are native-speaker

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Media: Much Language Such Talk, A Podcast Talking about All the Aspects of Bi/multilingualism

There's a new podcast about languages, bi/multilingualism, and culture and identity on the block! At Much Language Such Talk (MLST), we talk about bi- and multilingualism and what it means to speak more than one language. We explore the benefits, the advantages, the struggles of bilingualism, what it entails, and what it means in the daily life of people who speak, know, and study more than one language. We address topics such as language change, how we learn languages at different ages, bi

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Media, Much Language Such Talk, A Podcast Talking about All the Aspects of Bi/multilingualism

There's a new podcast about languages, bi/multilingualism, and culture and identity on the block! At Much Language Such Talk (MLST), we talk about bi- and multilingualism and what it means to speak more than one language. We explore the benefits, the advantages, the struggles of bilingualism, what it entails, and what it means in the daily life of people who speak, know, and study more than one language. We address topics such as language change, how we learn languages at different ages, biling

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