RemLing 2022: The Hongkong-Beijing-Lancaster Symposium on Research Methodologies for PhD Studies in Linguistics 17-18 March 2022

RemLing is jointly organised by the Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications for Language Studies (HCLS) at City University of Hong Kong, the MIIT Centre of AI-based Linguistic Information Processing (CALIP) at Beihang University, Beijing, and the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences (CASS) at Lancaster University.

The three research centres are themselves a manifestation of multifaceted perspectives on language: HCLS is fundamentally motivated by the Hallidayan notion of language as a social phenomenon, CALIP is affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, and CASS is hallmarked by the Economic and Social Research Council of the UK. All three have a common grounding in corpus based empirical approaches to language.

REMLing 2022 is co-organised by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong. It is generously sponsored by the Beijing-HK University Alliance, Hong Kong and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, demonstrating the due recognition of the importance of doctoral training and attention to their societal relevance to practical issues.

The conference was held from March 17th to March 18th 2022.

REMLing 2022 was designed and launched as a forum for interested PhD candidates in language-related studies in the three organising universities, which has also drawn submissions from other universities. The submissions describe the topics and research questions and elaborate on associated research methods with discussions and, especially, reflections on the impact of the chosen methods on the research outcome. Speakers presented their research topic, outlined the methodologies of previous relevant studies, and justified the chosen approach combining qualitative, quantitative and hybrid methods. An aim of this exercise is to ensure that the selections represented in this event present a convincing case of study, through reviews, in-depth discussions and illustrative examples, to engage critically with the research topic under study.