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Date and Time5 August 2021 (Thu) 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Activity TitleLanguage Studies in the Digital Age: Explorations of Political Speeches in English
Form of ActivityWorkshop
Medium of InstructionEnglish
Quota20
Description and RundownThis workshop provides an opportunity for participants to learn about modern digital technology in language studies.

At this workshop, participants will learn more about the use of language in persuasion, and the correlation of rhetoric and psychology. Examples will be extracted from discourses such as political speeches. The instructor will lead the participants through a shared discovery of the art of language and rhetoric integrating problem-solving skills, collaborative learning and presentation.
Introduction to Instructor(s)Dr. Charles LAM
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Dr. Lam received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from Purdue University. His primary research interest is syntax-semantics interface under the generative framework, i.e. how meaning shapes the structure of sentences. He also works on corpus and experimental linguistics. In addition, he is interested in the similar behaviours across different syntactic categories. He has worked on various languages, including Cantonese, English, Mandarin and German.

Dr. Catherine WONG
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Dr. Wong received her Ph.D. from The University of Liverpool. She specialises in the area of diasporic and postcolonial writing in modern and contemporary period. Her principal research interest centres on the employment of stylistics, literary linguistics and literary criticism theory in exploring the literary style and narrative discourse, as well as the discovery of new dialects of English in these Anglophone writings. She is also interested in Romantic and Modernist poetry.
School / DepartmentDepartment of English – School of Humanities and Social Science
Related Undergraduate Programme(s)Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English

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