The 2nd Inter-Regional Forum on Dialectal Grammar
The Inter-Regional Forum on Chinese Dialectal Grammar (IRF) was initiated by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Sun Yat-sen University and has been organised rotationally by these two institutions since 2015 as a platform to foster research on dialectal grammar under a comparative approach focusing on Yue and other Chinese dialects, to promote inter-regional studies and to strengthen intellectual exchange and dialogue among researchers from different regions.
The Second Inter-Regional Forum on Dialectal Grammar was organised by the Department of Chinese of Sun Yat-sen University and co-organised by the T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre and was held on 19 March 2016. For the details of the forum, please visit http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/clrc/irf/.
The Sixteenth Workshop on Cantonese
The Sixteenth Workshop on Cantonese (WOC-16) was organised by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong, the Centre for Chinese Linguistics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre of the Institute of Chinese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and was held at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on 9 April.
The theme of the workshop was "Everything You Want to Know about Cantonese", which provided an ideal occasion for experts and students in the field to share current research findings on Cantonese.
The Third Forum on University Chinese
Organised by the Department of Chinese Language and Literature and the Chinese Language Teaching Development Centre and co-organised by the T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre of the Institute of Chinese Studies, the Third Forum on University Chinese was held on 29 April at CUHK. At this forum, representatives from local universities presented progress updates on the implementation of the Chinese language programme and shared with us their teaching and learning experience.
Professor C.-T. James Huang of Harvard University was invited to the T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre to give a talk on "On the Universality of the Adjunct-Complement Distinction in Nominal Structure" on 30 May. This seminar was organised by the T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre and co-organised by the CUHK-BLCU Joint Research Centre for Chinese Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. For the details of the seminar, please visit http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/clrc/.