CUHK Students excel in the first German Language Olympics for Students in Hong Kong and Macau 2018



E-learning and Flipped Classroom
Visit from Professor Handke from the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

5. March – 9. March 2018  



Modern Languages Spring opened with booths on CUHK Cultural Square


Modern Languages Logo Design Competition
A Bastion of Bilingualism Virginia Yip reveals two-tongue wonders


German Language Olympics at CUHK on 17. 3.2017!


Leaflets of the Postgraduate programmes in Linguistics

EUR1600 Scholarship for Summer courses in Germany!


German Language Olympics: Win a Language Course in Germany



Courses in Modern Languages @ CUHK


LING6970 Special Topics in Linguistics
Advanced Syntax: The Minimalist Program
Admissions workshop for BA in Linguistics at CUHK [Details]

Summer Courses in Modern Languages @ CUHK



GERMAN NIGHT with students PowerPoint sharing (updated)


Leaflets of the Postgraduate programmes in Linguistics
CUHK Students TOP IN Inter-University GERMAN Contest!
Two CUHK students won in the 6th Inter-University German Speech Competition 2016 [Details]

The First International Conference on Theoretical East Asian Psycholinguistics (ICTEAP-1)

Spanish Student Award Ceremony for "Consulate General of Spain Prize for the Promotion of Spanish Culture" [Details]
German at CUHK, where you learn real German [Details]
Our Spanish Minor student is participating in a "Spanish in a day" competition and she has been shortlisted [Details]
Admissions workshop for BA in Linguistics at CUHK [Details]
Our French Minor student won the French Speech Competition 2016 [Details]

Leaflets of the Postgraduate programmes in Linguistics
Course Outline (2015-16 1st Term) of Modern Languages courses are available. [Details]
Summer Activities of Spanish Program - El veranito @ CUHK
The French Music Festival will be held on Wednesday, 3 June 2015, from 2pm to 4pm in LT7 Lee Shau Kee Building
Admissions workshop for BA in Linguistics at CUHK [Details]
2015 Pearl river Delta French speech competition held at the Sun Yat Sen university - Guangzhou on 30th March, 2015 [Details]
Summer study programme in Germany and Austria

French Summer Intensive course in Lyon

Summer Intensive course in Korea

The French Night will be held on 12th March

An information session of summer study programme in Germany and Austria will be held on 4th March.

An information session of summer study programme in Spain will be held on 3rd February with the delighted presence of Mr. José Antonio Benedicto, Spanish Eductional Counsellor of the Consulate General of Spain in Hong Kong.


Teaching Chinese to Intermediate Students: The Case of Body Motion Verbs

Prof. Christine Lamarre

2018 Apr 17 (Tue)

Neural Plasticity and Deafness:
Impacts of Language Experience and Cochlear Implantation

Prof. David CORINA

2018 Apr 3 (Tue)

Early Perception of Lexical Tones by Non-tone-learning Infants:
An Overview of Recent Studies

Prof. René Kager

2018 Mar 27 (Tue)


徐丹 教授
2018 Mar 23 (Fri)


2018 Mar 21 (Wed)

Children’s Acquisition of Restitutive ‘again’
with goal-PP Constructions

Dr. Ting XU

2018 Mar 20 (Tue)

A Minimalist Derivation of Head-Final Order
in the Peripheral Domain

Prof.Victor Junnan Pan

2018 Mar 6 (Tue)

Digital Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

Prof. Jürgen Handke

2018 Mar 6 (Tue)

The role of linguistic input in early language development

Dr. Marina Kalashnikova

2018 Feb 27 (Tue)

Prosodic Phonology of the Fuzhou Dialect

Mr. Shuxiang YOU

2018 Jan 23 (Tue)

Countability of Collective Nouns in Child Mandarin

Prof. Aijun Huang

2018 Jan 23 (Tue)

Typological Studies of Prosodic Patterns

Prof. Hongming ZHANG

2017 Dec 19 (Tue)

The Phonological Properties of Tonal Sandhi Affect The Nature of Its Variation

Prof. Jie ZHANG

2017 Dec 12 (Tue)

The Limits of Variation in Phonological Adaptation

Prof. Yen-Hwei LIN

2017 Dec 6 (Wed)

Second Language Processing of Derived Words

Prof. Yoonsang SONG

2017 Nov 28 (Tue)

由小見大 - 從 「有點兒」 說起

馬真 教授

2017 Nov 24 (Fri)


陸儉明 教授

2017 Nov 24 (Fri)

The Semantic Basis of Japanese
Transitive-Intransitive Derivational Patterns

Prof. Wesley M. Jacobsen

2017 Nov 14 (Tue)

Incomplete Acquisition is an Epiphenomenal Fallacy!:
A Considered Look at Input Consequences in
Heritage Language Bilingualism

Prof. Jason Rothman

2017 Oct 19 (Thur)

Investigating speech rhythm
in World Englishes:
Studies in production and perception

Prof. Robert FUCHS

2017 Oct 17 (Tue)

On Finiteness and the Architecture of Verbal Complements

Prof. C-T James HUANG

2017 Oct 10 (Tue)

Neuro-cognitive development of semantics in typically developing children and those with autism

Prof. Tai-Li Chou

2017 Sep 26 (Tue)

Negative Polarity and Extended Nominal Projections in Japanese

Prof. Masao Ochi

2017 Sep 19 (Tue)

Individual Differences in Context in Second Language Learning: Behavioral and Electrophysiological Insights

Prof. Kara Morgan-Short

2017 Jun 5 (Mon)

Structural Priming: Exploring the Mental Representation of Language

Prof. Zhenguang Cai

2017 Jun 5 (Mon)

Individual differences in language acquisition

Prof. Evan Kidd

2017 May 29 (Fri)

Singapore’s linguistic landscape: the view from hawker centres

Prof. Cher Leng LEE

2017 May 19 (Fri)

Morphological and Syntactic Processing in Adult L2 Learners and Early Bilinguals

Dr. Yoonsang Song

2017 May 10 (Wed)

Acquisition and processing of Chinese by second language and heritage speakers: current understanding and future opportunities

Dr. Ziyin Mai

2017 May 10 (Wed)

L2 Acquisition of the System of Japanese Reflexives

Mr. Noriyasu Harada
2017 May 4 (Thur)

Composing conceptual and logical information: Semantic processing in the left hemisphere

Dr. Linmin
2017 May 4 (Thur)

Perceptual Foundations of Language
Acquisition in Monolingual- and Bilingual-learning Infants

Prof. Janet Werker

2017 April 21 (Fri)

Brain and Life

Prof. Daisy Hung

2017 April 18 (Tue)

The learnability of phonological patterns

Prof. Regine LAI

2017 March 28 (Tue)

Applications of Spoken Language Technology
on Atypical Speech

Prof. Tan Lee

2017 February 28 (Tue)

Are Tones Phones?
A Perceptual Development Approach

Prof. Denis Burnham

2017 February 21 (Tue)

Unveiling linguistic structure represented in the brain:
Evidence from Chinese sentence comprehension

Prof. Denise H. Wu

2017 February 14 (Tue)

Tone sandhi in Shanghai dialect and its significance for linguistic theory and language acquisition

Prof. Hongming Zhang

2016 December 21 (Wed)

The psychological reality of stress in Mandarin Chinese

Prof. Hongming Zhang

2016 December 20 (Tue)

Acquisition of Chinese by Heritage and Second Language Speakers: Grammatical Representation and Development

Prof. Ziyin MAI

2016 December 6 (Tue)

Phonological neighborhood effects on spoken words recognition of Mandarin Chinese

Prof. Yao Yao

2016 November 29 (Tue)

Issues in the Processing of Japanese Relative Clauses: An Overview

Prof. Mineharu Nakayama

2016 November 22 (Tue)

Acquisition and Attrition:
Language Development over the Lifespan

Prof. James H.-Y. Tai

2016 November 16 (Wed)

Language and Aging:
Memory and Attention

Prof. James H.-Y. Tai

2016 November 15 (Tue)

On the Role of the Verbal Nouns in Japanese Light Verb Constructions

Prof. Hideki Kishimoto

2016 October 25 (Tue)

How does the motor system influence your perception of speech: Evidence from adults and infants

Prof. Henny Yeung

2016 October 11 (Tue)

Sonority and cluster simplification in
Russian children with SLI

Prof. Darya Kavitskaya

2016 September 27 (Tue)

Left-Periphery at Syntax-Discourse Interface: A Cartographic Approach

Prof. Victor Junnan PAN

2016 August 31 (Wed)

Reconstruction Effects in A’-dependencies: A Narrow Syntactic Account

Prof. Victor Junnan PAN

2016 August 30 (Tue)

Resumptivity in Mandarin Chinese: A Minimalist Perspective

Prof. Victor Junnan PAN

2016 August 29 (Mon)

The Complex Linguistic Behavior of a Multilingual

Prof. Salikoko S. Mufwene

2016 June 27 (Mon)

Null subject, null topics and topic prominence in Mandarin Chinese and beyond

Prof. Waltraud PAUL

2016 May 27 (Fri)

The fine architecture of the DP-shell in Chinese

Prof. Waltraud PAUL

2016 May 25 (Wed)

Complex sentences in Mandarin Chinese

Prof. Waltraud PAUL

2016 May 24 (Tue)

More than one language: myths, science, and realistic expectations

Prof. Antonella Sorace

2016 April 9 (Sat)

Singing in tone languages: Implications for tone perception

Prof. Robert Ladd

2016 April 8 (Fri)

Interfaces in Multilingualism across the Lifespan

Prof. Antonella Sorace

2016 April 6 (Wed)
2016 April 8 (Fri)
2016 April 11 (Mon)

L1 attrition meets L2 acquisition in proficient late bilingualism: two sides of the same coin?

Prof. Antonella Sorace

2016 April 5 (Tue)

Tonality of Hong Kong English

Prof. Lian-Hee Wee

2016 March 9 (Wed)



2016 March 9 (Wed)

Neural consequences of bilingualism

Prof. Jubin Abutalebi

2016 March 2 (Wed)

Neutralization vs. enhancement in
sibilant place contrasts:
The role of perceptual cues and formal bias

Dr. LEE-KIM Sang-Im

2016 March 1 (Tue)

Accessibility as a cross-linguistic mechanism of pronoun use: Evidence from Cantonese

Prof. HWANG Heeju

2016 February 16 (Tue)

Towards a model of language change in multilingual ecologies

Prof. YAKPO Kofi

2016 February 2 (Tue)

漢語方言的實驗語音學研究旨趣: 當我們談論實驗語音學測量時,我們在談論什麼?


2016 January 15 (Tue)

Studying plasticity for speech perception in the brain: False starts and new trails

Prof. Jason Zevin

2015 December 15 (Tue)

Constructing Linguistic Hybridity and Identity
through Facebook and Instagram

Prof. Vincent Ooi

2015 November 17 (Tue)

The multilingual matrix of language evolution: Lessons from small-scale speech communities

Prof. Nicholas Evans

2015 November 6 (Fri)

Bilingualism and its Consequences for Language Processing and Language Learning

Prof. Viorica Marian

2015 November 3 (Tue)

Children’s early language development in English and Mandarin: From lap to lab to L2 app

Prof. Twila Tardif

2015 October 13 (Tue)

Argument Structure in a Pro-drop Language: the Case of Japanese

Prof. Wesley M. Jacobsen

2015 September 4 (Fri)

Language Processing, Communication, and Linguistic Typology

Prof. T. Florian Jaeger

2015 September 2 (Wed)

Signed, Spoken Languages and Human Actions: Implications for a Neural Model of Human Language

Prof. David Corina

2015 August 18 (Tue)

彝族當代文學的地域使命 — 彝族文學地理學研究


2015 August 18 (Tue)



2015 August 18 (Tue)

Same Process-Different Views: The Development of Syntactic Structure

Prof. Keiko Murasugi

2015 June 11 (Thur)

Linguistic and conceptual representation of motion
in English and Chinese

Prof. Yinglin JI

2015 May 5 (Tue)

Teacher Influence on Students’ Self-directed
Use of Technology for Language Learning
outside the Classroom

Prof. LAI Chun

2015 April 21 (Tue)

Metaphorical Usage Of Body Part Terminology (in Mandarin)

Prof. Li, Paul Jen-Kuei

2015 April 14 (Tue)

Learner accents in English:phonetic cues and L1 effects

Prof. LI Bin

2015 March31 (Tue)

Advances in Sociolinguistic Studies of Computer-mediated Communication

Prof. WU Dongying

2015 March 24 (Tue)

Aspectual coercion in L2 English Speakers

Prof. Derek Chan

2015 March 10 (Tue)

Bilingualism and Bilingual Cognitive Control Advantages

Prof. DONG Yanping

2015 February 10 (Tue)

Phonetics, Phonology and Language Sciences: Potential Application to Language Learning and Speech/Language Therapy

Prof. CHEN Si

2015 February 3 (Tue)