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FH Speech Therapists Featured on Local TV Programme Explaining Articulation Disorder

Clinical Associates Dr Cymie Ng and Mr Wong Chun Ho from our Speech Therapy Unit were invited to talk about articulation disorder on a local TV programme. In addition to identifying features of the disorder and sharing tips to help parents improve the articulation of their children, our speech therapists also demonstrated how to use games and activities to conduct effective speech therapy. Click here for the video:

24 Nov, 2021

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THE Subject Ranking

PolyU Arts and Humanities Rises in THE Subject Ranking

PolyU’s subject ranking in Arts and Humanities has jumped from 126-150 to 101-125 in the World University Rankings 2022 announced by Times Higher Education (THE) yesterday. The Faculty will continue to strive for enhancement and to fulfil our core missions of nurturing talents, discovering knowledge, and impacting the society. The THE rankings by subject, similar to the THE World University Rankings, assesses universities by 13 performance indicators but the methodology has been recalibrated to suit the individual fields.

4 Nov, 2021

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Prof. Louise Cummings on Her New Book ‘Language in Dementia’ – PolyU Excel x Impact

Our Associate Dean and Professor of the Department of English, Prof. Louise Cummings, talks about her new book Language in Dementia in the latest issue of Excel x Impact, the University’s magazine. The new book looks into dementia’s impact on language and communication. Different neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy were analysed in this study. To read more:

27 Jul, 2021

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Hong Kong Linguistics Olympiad Team Shines at IOL 2021

All members of our Hong Kong Linguistics Olympiad (HKLO) team won medals — one Gold, two Silver and a Bronze medals — at the 18th International Linguistics Olympiad (IOL) held between 19-23 July 2021: Xie Lingrui (La Salle College) Ip Tsz Oi (Diocesan Girls' School) & Ian Tam (La Salle College) Ng Truman Toby (St. Paul's College) The HKLO team has also achieved the highest average team score for the individual competition. The team is jointly trained by the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies and the Department of English. Please visit the HKLO page for more information about the team.

26 Jul, 2021

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Dr Peng Gang Awarded RGC Research Fellowship 2021/22

Dr Peng Gang from the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies has been awarded the RGC Research Fellowship (RFS) 2021/22. The RGC received 30 nominations this year and 10 nominees have been selected for RFS awards. The RFS aims to facilitate exceptionally outstanding researchers' full dedication to research and development through providing sustained support and relief from teaching and administrative duties.

8 Jul, 2021

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FH Paper among Most Cited Papers in Top-Ranked Journal in Linguistics

According to the just released Journal Citation Report 2021, the following paper authored by CBS colleagues ranks among top 3 most cited papers in the journal Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory (CLLT) during this reporting period. CLLT, with JIF of 2.346 and JCI of 1.84, is the top-ranked corpus linguistics journal and one of the top journals in linguistics. Hou, Renkui, Chu-Ren Huang, and Hongchao Liu. "A study on Chinese register characteristics based on regression analysis and text clustering." Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory 15, no. 1 (2019): 1-37. *Dr Hou, currently an associate professor at Guangzhou University, was a Postdoctoral Fellow at PolyU. Dr Liu, currently a PDF at Shandong University, obtained his PhD from PolyU in 2018. **JCI (Journal Citation Indicator) is “the average Category Normalised Citation Impact (CNCI) of citable items (articles & reviews) published by a journal over a recent three year period.” The average JCI of any category is 1. Hence, JCI of 1.84 (of CLLT) means that its citation is 84% higher than the average of journals in this category.

5 Jul, 2021

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FH Achieved Excellent Results in RGC Funding Schemes

The Faculty achieved excellent results in the recent announcement by the Research Grants Council on its General Research Fund (GRF) and Early Career Scheme (ECS). FH secured a total of over HK$9.6 million for 15 GRF projects (6 for CBS, 5 for ENGL, and 4 for CC) and 2 ECS (both for CC) projects in this round of exercise.

2 Jul, 2021

Achievements Faculty of Humanities


Teaching Team of CBS1B03 Receives 2021 Eurasia Foundation (from Asia) Grant

The teaching team of CBS1B03 East Asia: Towards a Global Community with Cultural Diversity (Dr Sun-A Kim [Principal Investigator], Ms Sin Ae Sim, and Dr Reijiro Aoyama) has recently received a grant of USD12,500 from Eurasia Foundation (from Asia). The teaching team has received the grant ninth times since 2012, totalling around HKD1.5 million.

2 Jul, 2021

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Dr Zhang Caicai Selected as a Young Scientist to Join the 4th World Laureates Forum

Dr Zhang Caicai, Associate Professor of CBS, has been selected as a Young Scientist to participate in the 4th World Laureates Forum (WLF) to be held on 29 October – 1 November 2021. The WLF is an annual gathering of leading scientists from around the world. It aims to provide an exchange and communication platform to support and encourage young scientists worldwide.

2 Jul, 2021

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Project on Building Robots for Musical Training of ASD Children Funded by SCOLAR

Our Faculty member Dr Chen Si’s project “Developing a Social Robot for Cantonese and Mandarin Speech Prosody Training in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder” received a funding of over one million Hong Kong dollars from the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR). The proposed project and its deliverables may significantly improve ASD children’s speech, communication and learning skills. The project will be the first to examine both Cantonese and Mandarin speech prosody production by trilingual children with and without ASD at Hong Kong. In addition, it aims to use sung speech training to improve speech prosody production of ASD children, which will be beneficial for education development and clinical applications. The sung speech training methods target at the prosody deficit of ASD children and aim to improve their mapping between acoustic cues and information structure. Since communicating with robots is considered less frustrating for ASD children, the proposed project aims to build a social robot with designed interaction tasks based on our sung speech training program. In the future, the social robot can be further modified and developed to support various needs of ASD children in learning languages and communication skills.

1 Jun, 2021

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