Other News

Other News
Date Event Remarks
Sept 2017 Centre Director, Professor Jonathan Webster, obtained a project grant from UGC Teaching & Learning Related Proposals (2016-19 Triennium). Professor Webster is the primary investigator of the project entitled 'Meeting the Challenge of Teaching and Learning Language in the University: Enhancing Linguistic Competence and Performance in English and Chinese ' at an approved grant of HKD $3,398,646. See project details
Sept 2017 Centre Director, Professor Jonathan Webster, appointed Visiting Professor at Macquarie University, Australia.
Jun 2017 Centre Core Member, Dr. John Lee, was awarded a Knowledge Transfer (KT) Earmarked Fund, totaling HKD $199,710. The project 'Towards Automatic Translation between Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese' aimed to develop a mobile app that performs automatic translation between Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese, and supports learning of Chinese as a foreign language.
Jun 2017 Centre Core Member, Dr. Jackie Yan, was granted HKD $199,725 in Knowledge Transfer (KT) Earmarked Fund. Dr. Yan's project, entitled 'Foreign Language Anxiety in English-Chinese Interpretation Classes: A Comparison of Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Interpreter Training Programs', attempted to investigate the impact and sources of foreign language anxiety and explore ways to reduce students' anxious feelings in learning
Apr 2016 Commencing April 2016, Linguistics and the Human Sciences (LHS), a journal under the editorship of Professor Jonathan Webster, has been added to Thomson Reuters new index called ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index), which is a new addition to their Web Sciences Core Collection (which includes SCI, SSCI, AHCI).
Jun 2014 WORD the Journal will be published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis from 2015, Vol. 61.
Apr 2014 Centre Director, Professor Jonathan Webster, appointed Visiting Professor at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou.