A group photo of the UM delegation
Four PhD students in the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) participated in the Eighth Research Paper Competition of the 2023 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Postgraduate Academic Exchanges in Foreign Languages and Translation Studies. Their papers stood out from 164 papers submitted by students at 32 higher education institutions in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and were awarded a second prize and a third prize.
After an evaluation by experts and scholars, ten papers were selected to advance to the final round. One first prize, two second prizes, and three third prizes were awarded based on the academic, theoretical, and practical values of the papers, as well as their conception, format, and degree of innovation. Tang Yi and Chen Zhang, two PhD students in the FAH, won a second prize for their paper titled ‘English Naming and Translation Problems of University Names and Relevant Theories’, while Lei Ut Meng and Chan Ka Lon, two PhD students in the same faculty, won a third prize for their paper titled ‘Where West Meets East: Cantonese-English Code-switching in Contemporary Macao Original Cantopop’.
The Eighth Research Paper Competition was part of the 2023 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Postgraduate Academic Exchanges in Foreign Languages and Translation Studies. FAH Dean Xu Jie and Associate Dean Li Defeng were invited to lead a delegation to participate in the academic exchanges. During the event, Xu delivered a keynote speech titled ‘Activation of Weak Grammatical Feature and Its Mechanism and Effects’. In addition, Guo Mengying and Ma Tianqi, two postgraduate students in the Department of English of the FAH, presented their papers at a sub-forum.
The academic exchanges were co-organised by the Guangdong Society of Foreign Languages, Guangdong Society of Foreign Literature, Hong Kong Translation Society, and School of International Studies of Sun Yat-sen University, with assistance from the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press and support from the Office of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs of the Ministry of Education.
Chan Ka Lon (right), Lei Ut Meng (centre) , Tang Yi (right)
Xu Jie (centre) presents a second prize to Tang Yi (right)
Lei Ut Meng (2nd from right) and Chan Ka Lon (3rd from right) receive a third prize
A group photo