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Distinguished Lectures in Humanities



The Distinguished Lectures in Humanities will provide an interdisciplinary forum for eminent scholars to visit the Faculty of Humanities and deliver a distinguished lecture at PolyU.

A new path to education reform: How playful learning promotes learning in school and beyond

(by Prof. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, The Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education, University of Delaware)
Date: 17 March 2021
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)
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Language Contact and Evolutionary linguistics: An African(ist)’s and Creolist’s Perspective

(by Prof. Salikoko S. Mufwene, The Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor of Linguistics and the College, University of Chicago)

Date: 23 February 2021

Time: 10:30am-12:00nn

Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)

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Trust and the Public Communication of Knowledge: Lessons from Language Translation

(by Prof. Anthony Pym, Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia)

Date: 2 December 2020

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)

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The Fascinating World of English Dictionaries: Innovations in Reference Science

(by Prof. Hilary NESI, Professor in English Language, Coventry University)

Date: 14 October 2020

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)

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Limits on Success in Second Language Learning

(by Prof. Brian MacWhinney, Teresa Heinz Professor of Psychology, Modern Languages, and Computational Linguistics, Carnegie Mellon University)

Date: 6 October 2020

Time: 9:00am-10:30am

Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)

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