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Topic: "Tools of the Trade: Techn'l for Research and Student Projects" by Dr. Tao Hongyin
Posted - 24/02/2005 : 15:13:59
Dr. Tao Hongyin
Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Dr. Tao Hongyin
Departments of Asian Languages and Cultures and Applied Linguistics, UCLA
"Tools of the Trade: Technologies for Research and Student Projects"
Venue: P4910, Purple Zone,Main Campus, City University of Hong Kong
Date: 4th March 2005 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
About the Speaker
Dr. Tao Hongyin receives his PhD in linguistics from the Department of Linguistics, University of California at Santa Barbara in 1993. He has since taught at the National University of Singapore, Cornell University, and UCLA. He is Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in the Departments of Asian Languages and Cultures and Applied Linguistics, UCLA. He is presently a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Chinese, Translation, and Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong. His main publications are Units in Mandarin Conversation: Prosody, Discourse, and Grammar (John Benjamin 1996) and Current Trends in Sociolinguistics (co-author, Chinese Social Sciences Publishing House, 1997 and 2004).
Discourse analysis has gained considerable momentum in linguistics and translation studies in the past few decades. As an empirical approach to language, where actual data gathering and analysis are essential, discourse analysis has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of recent developments in science and technology. In this talk I demonstrate some of the technologies that can be employed in language research, focusing particularly on those that may be suitable for MA level research project design. Sample technologies include parallel text analysis tools for contrastive linguistic analysis and translation studies; concordance tools for research into meaning and grammar, and Web-based technologies for language research and teaching.
Seminar Series by Dr. Tao Hongyin in the Department
4th March: "Tools of the Trade: Technologies for Research and Student Projects"
7th March: "'The Chinese Eat Chopsticks; Westerners Eat Knives and Forks': On the Dynamic Nature of Language and Its Implications for Translation
Dr Tao's Contact Information at City U:
Office: B7528, Tel: 2784-4341
All Are Welcome