03-07-2018

*How to practically apply discourse analysis in real life: Communicating with veterinarians

Anson Chan (BA HKU) Email: ansonchan94@gmail.com The School of English at HKU offers a diverse range of courses related to English linguistics and literature. The thing I like most about the undergraduate curriculum is that it recognises the importance of viewing English in a global and interdisci...Click here for more details.
03-07-2018

*Introducing Treacherous Trail

Edgar, Zhengpeng Luo People often ask me: ‘What do you like most about studying in Hong Kong?’. My answer to this question is: undoubtedly the perfect integration of nature and the city. Coming from a remote area with endless mountain ranges in Southwest China, I have developed a keen interest ...Click here for more details.
03-07-2018

*A week out of town

Kelvin Wong The airport express to Taipei city passed through a valley. The windows on both sides were filled with different shades of green. There were acacia trees, the only kind I recognised, with pinnate leaves, tipped with tiny yellow flowers. This species is commonly used for forestation and ...Click here for more details.
06-06-2018

First Conference at Florence

By Olivia Xu I attended my first academic conference in Florence, Italy in May last year. It was the supernumerary NYU/Purdue University NAVSA/AVSA conference – NAVSA stands for North America Victorian Studies Association, the largest academic association of Victorian literature studies in North ...Click here for more details.
06-06-2018

Facing the Fish: Language Learning for Monolinguals

by Sean P. Smith Tonal languages are intimidating. Infinitesimal variations in sound can encode entirely different meanings, posing to the Indo-European native a puzzle about as inviting as the Cretan labyrinth. The imperfectly inflected vowel is always lurking just around the corner, threatening t...Click here for more details.
17-04-2018

On presenting outside of my discipline

By Aaron Anfinson Last summer, my partner and I were fortunate enough to receive funding to present on a recently published article. The conference, however, was to be my first presentation outside of an explicit disciplinary focus on sociolinguistics that I had just been starting to get acquai...Click here for more details.
17-04-2018

An Interview with Kitty Mak

By Giulia Usai This month, we bid farewell to Kitty Mak, School of English office manager, who has recently accepted an offer as Senior Manager in Human Resources in the Faculty of Education. During the years spent working in the School office, she has collected many precious memories, made long-...Click here for more details.
17-04-2018

An interview with Dr. des. Nicole Eberle

by John Scott Daly Dr. des. Nicole Eberle is a temporary assistant professor with the School of English at HKU. She completed her PhD studies at The University of Zurich, in Switzerland. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, language variation and change, contact linguistics, lesser-...Click here for more details.
26-03-2018

Eurovision, politics and the dominance of English

by Billy Poon I first came across the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2010 when I was looking for new genres of music apart from the ones I used to listen to all the time. Ever since, I have been quite involved in the Eurovision fan community and various blogging platforms. Essentially, the Eurovis...Click here for more details.
26-03-2018

Interview with Dr. Anya Adair

by Anneliese Ng This semester saw a couple of new faces among our academic staff, one of which was Dr. Anya Adair. Holding a BA & LLB from the University of Melbourne, and graduate degrees in English from Melbourne, Oxford and Yale, Dr. Adair researches medieval English literature, as well...Click here for more details.
21-02-2018

following suit by wilson chik

following suit by wilson chik  Published on: February 15, 2018 < Back >Click here for more details.
15-02-2018

“Living Droplets”

by Vincent Tse “Long time no see” (好耐冇見; Cantonese pinyin: hou2 noi6 mou5 gin3) and “add oil” (加油; Cantonese pinyin: gaa1 jau2) have become well-known Chinglish terms, which are probably used comfortably and frequently among certain English-speaking communities around the world....Click here for more details.
15-02-2018

The Cinder Girl and the Bird

By Natalie Mo             When the prince finally tracked down the owner of the mysterious glass slipper, the whole kingdom rejoiced.            All except the king and queen, of course. They’d condoned the silly search, but never actually expected anything to come out ...Click here for more details.
25-01-2018

Interview with Dr. Harriet Hulme, Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities

By Jackie Militello, 3rd year PhD candidate This month we are introducing Harriet Hulme, from The Society of Fellows in the Humanities: "a prestigious new initiative that attracts exceptional, early-career, post-doctoral scholars from around the world to the University of Hong Kong."  (You c...Click here for more details.
25-01-2018

An Interview with Dr. Brandon Chua

By Andre Joseph Theng There is a new face in Professor Douglas Kerr’s former office, and he is none other than Assistant Professor Brandon Chua who recently joined the School this academic year. Originally from Singapore, he has spent time in the United Kingdom and more recently, in Australia bef...Click here for more details.
25-01-2018

Interview with Assistant Professor Elizabeth Ho

By Collier Nogues, 3rd year PhD candidate Elizabeth Ho CN: Welcome to HKU’s School of English! In the talk you gave as part of our seminar series last year, I remember that you discussed the 150th anniversary map of Hong Kong that HSBC just installed in the floor of its atrium in Central, an...Click here for more details.
25-01-2018

The Last Jedi: An epic or a disaster?

by Jasper Wu I am informed that this article will be scheduled for January. So, first of all, welcome back! Hope we all had an enjoyable and relaxing winter holiday. Speaking of holiday entertainments for December 2017, the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi – the second episode in the recent trilogy ...Click here for more details.
13-10-2017

Trip to the 2017 LSA Linguistic Institute

By Hao, Scarlett Tun Thanks to the funding support from the ‘Pilot Scheme on International Experience for RPg Students’, I had the chance to participate in the 2017 Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Linguistic Institute this July. The LSA Linguistic Institute is a world-renowned linguistics s...Click here for more details.
13-10-2017

An unforgettable experience at the LSA Linguistic institute 2017

by Sydney Wang The Linguistic Society of America holds summer Linguistic Institutes every two years, which have become prestigious gatherings for linguistics students and scholars. As third year PhD students, Jackie Militello, Corey Huang and I will share our experience from this year’s, which wa...Click here for more details.
31-08-2017

Remarks on the occasion of Mr. Franky Lau’s retirement, 31 May 2017

by Professor Chris Hutton Today I’m speaking on behalf of the teaching and professoriate staff, as the longest serving academic staff member in the School of English. Franky has been part of the life of the Department and then the School for as long as I can remember. Indeed a yellowing letter in...Click here for more details.
31-08-2017

Message from Professor Elaine Yee Lin Ho

Dear alumni, Dear friends, I would like to let you know that I have taken early retirement from HKU from September 1, 2016. I meant to send this message earlier but thought I would wait till I have good news about retirement to report. Well, I can now let you know that retirement is absolutely bril...Click here for more details.

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