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International Symposium on Language Sciences (ISLS): Interdisciplinary Research and the Legacy of Yuen Ren Chao





The Faculty of Humanities at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), in collaboration with the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies and the Department of English and Communication, is pleased to announce the International Symposium on Language Sciences (ISLS): Interdisciplinary Research and the Legacy of Yuen Ren Chao. The symposium will take place on 10-11 May 2024 (Friday and Saturday) at PolyU in Hong Kong.

About the Organiser
The Faculty of Humanities of PolyU is dedicated to fostering collaboration between language, history, culture, communication, and technology in both education and research. With a broad scope that encompasses various areas of language science, the Faculty has a distinguished team of scholars and researchers specialising in linguistics, language technologies, Chinese-English bilingual studies and translation, and intercultural communication. Our scholars ardently pursue language science research and contribute to language education. As the initiator and host of the Symposium, it exemplifies the Faculty’s commitment to uphold the PolyU motto, “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”. By actively engaging in knowledge discovery, knowledge transfer, and social advancement, the Faculty aims to make significant contributions to the progress of society.

Objectives and aims
The ISLS aims to provide a platform for interdisciplinary dialogues and the exchange of ideas among leading scholars, researchers, students, and professionals in the fields of linguistics and language sciences. The symposium will foster the exploration of novel concepts, the sharing of research findings, and the establishment of professional connections. Additionally, it seeks to inspire future generations of linguists and language science researchers to continue advancing these fields. The symposium also intends to pay tribute to the remarkable contributions of Professor Yuen Ren Chao in language sciences.

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