An International Conference on Brain, Language, and Communication, Kunming, 22-23 April 2024

Organized by Yunnan Daily, The School of Journalism, Yunnan University and The Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies, City University of Hong Kong. The conference will be held on 22-23 April, at Chenggong Campus, Yunnan University. It will showcase some of the latest developments in research topics, methodologies and findings closely associated with the interdisciplinary collaboration across linguistics, media communication and brain science.

The 2nd International Halliday Forum on Journalistic Discourse, Hong Kong, 22 January 2024

The 2nd International Halliday Forum, on the theme of journalistic discourse, was held on Monday 22 January 2024. The talks explored the following topics: Measuring reader assessment of news credibility, by Shengqing Liao (Fudan and Yunnan Universities). Crisis management strategies, by Christine Huang (CityU). Multi-dimensional annotation of engagement in journalistic discourse, by Min Dong (BeihangU) and Alex Fang (CityU). ISO semantic annotation schemes, by Harry Bunt (Tilburg University). Social actor analysis applied to the Gladstone corpus, by Tony McEnery (Lancaster University).

The 1st International Halliday Forum on Intelligent Applications of Languages Studies, Hong Kong, 8 December 2023

The Halliday Forum 2023 on Intelligent Applications of Languages Studies was held on 8 Dec. Centre director Prof Alex Fang opened the forum. Prof Kiyong Lee and Prof Jae Woong Choe, both of Korea Unviersity, were invited to deliver keynote talks. The core members of the Centre gave presentations on their latest research, touching on a variety of different topics, methodologies and thought-provoking findings. Research collaborators and associated PhD students attended the forum. The Centre director wishes to thank all the participants and looks forward to a future edition of greater and broader participation.

A Hongkong-Beijing-Lancaster Symposium on Research Methodologies for PhD Studies in Linguistics, Hong Kong, 15-18 March 2022

REMLing’22 was 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 even is sponsored by the Beijing-HK University Alliance, Hong Kong.