Workshop Series - English-Chinese Parallel

Title 1: English-Chinese Parallel Corpus for Language Studies

DATE: 22 Feb 2019 (Fri)

TIME: 15:30 - 17:30 pm

VENUE: D2-LP-09, Tai Po Campus

Abstract

In this workshop, an English-Chinese parallel corpus developed at the EdUHK will be introduced to help teachers and students to understand the value of parallel texts in language teaching and learning. The workshop will demonstrate how learning materials can be developed based on the parallel corpus data to help language learners to compare the English and Chinese language systems, and gain a better understanding of the two languages through comparative language studies.

About the Speaker

Dr. Wang Lixun is Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong. His main research interests include corpus linguistics, English for Academic Purposes, Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL), and multilingual education. He is the author of ‘Introduction to Language Studies’ (2011), ‘Trilingual Education in Hong Kong Primary Schools’ (2018), and co-author of ‘Academic Writing in Language and Education Programmes’ (2011).