Other funs

Past and Present: the Shifting Hong Kong Identity Symposium
Date: 26th May, 2017
Venue: University of York

I am organising this symposium with Florence Mok and David Clayton. The symposium focuses on the changes in Hong Kong identity over time. Nine speakers from different departments and institutions will be invited to participate in this one-day symposium. A variety of inter-disciplinary discussions are expected on changing attitudes towards languages, social movements, political mobilizations and evolving identities from the 1960s to the present.

More information please visit  https://www.york.ac.uk/hongkong-identity/

PARLAY 2015

I organised 3rd Postgraduate and Academic Reseachers in Linguistics At York Conference. PARLAY2015 was held on 11th September at the University of York. More information please visit http://parlayconference.blogspot.co.uk/p/call-for-papers_24.html

York Festival of Ideas Fringe Family Fun Afternoon

This is an annual event organised by Humanities Research Centre at University of York. Postgraduates are invited to design a game/activity based on their research to engage with children from York community.

I have led two projects in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, my team (with James Tompkinson,Sarah Kelly, Xiran Zeng, Katherine Weinberg) designed a forensic phonetic game called "Detective Who'. We applied the speaker identification techiques in forensic science to the game and asked children to solve a 'crime' by identifying speakers' voices.

In 2015, I led another project called "A Language Journey to the Future"with Sarah Kelly, Adrianna Comeaux, Katherina Walper Gormaz and Hongyan Zhao. In this game we asked children why language(s) they want to learn in the future with stickers and drawing.