UM to hold conference on language contact in Asia and the Pacific
澳大將辦亞太地區語言接觸研討會

12 Sep 2016


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The University of Macau’s (UM) Department of Portuguese will hold the Second Conference on Language Contact in Asia and the Pacific on Wednesday 14 September and Thursday 15 September. The conference aims to provide a platform for experts and scholars to exchange knowledge from multidisciplinary research on the different facets of language contact and multilingualism in Asia and the Pacific.

Papers in the fields of descriptive linguistics, linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and language documentation, maintenance and revitalisation, will be presented. The keynote speeches and conference participants’ presentations will cover topics related to contact linguistics, namely (1) description of specific linguistic phenomena as a result of the contact between languages, with case studies in Hong Kong, Taiwan, The Philippines, Malaysia, Macao, mainland China, and Indonesia, (2) social and cultural consequences and contexts of contact between groups of speakers of different languages in certain Southeast and East Asian regions, and (3) documentation and preservation issues related to endangered minority languages, with focus on Malaysia, Singapore, and Macao.

There will be four keynote speeches, namely ‘Layers of Language Contact and Language Change’ by Prof Peter Austin from the SOAS University of London Sasak, ‘Periphery in the Age of Reimagining: Vernaculars and Vitality in Urban and Online Communities’ by Prof Lisa Lim from the University of Hong Kong, ‘Minority Portuguese-lexified Creoles in Asia: Internal and External Challenges to the Survival’ by Prof Alan Baxter from the University of Saint Joseph, and ‘Documenting Malacca Portuguese Creole (Cristang)’ by Prof Stefanie Pillai from the University of Malaya.

The opening ceremony will take place on 14 September, at 9:00am, in Room G012, E22 Building. The conference will be conducted in English. For enquiries or more information about the event, please visit https://fah.um.edu.mo/portuguese/fah-dport-conferencia-lcap2016/ or contact Dr Mário Pinharanda Nunes at 88228908.


澳門大學人文學院葡文系將於9月14日及15日(星期三、四)舉行“第二屆亞太地區語言接觸研討會",多位語言學專家學者將聚首澳大,就亞太地區語言接觸議題作深入探討,分享語言相關學科的研究成果。

研討會涵蓋語言學科領域,包括論描述語言學、語言人類學、社會語言學,以及語言記錄、保存和復興等。是次研討會探討的問題主要為:1)“從香港、台灣、菲律賓、馬來西亞、澳門、中國內地以及印度尼斯亞案例”研究,探討伴隨語言接觸而產生的特定語言學現象;2)東南亞和東亞地區不同語言人群彼此接觸的背景及對其社會文化影響;3)少數民族瀕危語言的記錄和保存問題,討論重點為馬來西亞、新加坡和澳門。

是次邀請了4位國際知名學者擔任主講嘉賓:倫敦大學亞非學院教授Peter Austin、香港大學教授林麗素、聖若瑟大學教授Alan Baxter和馬來亞大學教授Stefanie Pillai,演講題目分別為“語言接觸和改變的不同層面”、“重想時代的邊界:城市和網上社群的方言和活力”、“亞洲的葡克里奥爾語:語言保存的內外挑戰”及“記錄馬六甲葡裔土生語Cristang"。

研討會開幕式將於9月14日上午9時在澳大人文社科樓G012室以英語進行。詳請可瀏覽https://fah.um.edu.mo/portuguese/fah-dport-conferencia-lcap2016/或致電88228908,與Mário Pinharanda Nunes博士聯絡。

 

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