Corpus linguistics has been identified as a strategic area to be focused on since the establishment of the LML department in 2012. Several colleagues have developed various corpora (http://corpus.eduhk.hk) in different languages (ie English, Chinese, Cantonese and Japanese), most of which being specialised corpora with a clear focus on certain specific language features. For example, the Chinese-English Parallel Corpora provide a good venue for examining literature translation from English to Chinese or vice versa; the English for Academic Purpose corpora (EAP) are used to improve students’ academic writing skills; the Spoken Corpora and Asian Corpus of English (ACE) can be used to improve students’ pronunciation; the Multilingual Parallel Corpora and Cantonese Movie Corpora provide learners with a multimodal approach to language learning. The research on these corpora has been fruitful and resulted in several projects and publications. Being aware of the good potential of the education values of these corpora, a number of colleagues from LML proposed a collective KTP in order to transfer the expertise and knowledge acquired by the department to school teachers in both Hong Kong and elsewhere (mainland China or other countries/regions). The project aims to achieve the following objectives:
- To introduce corpus linguistic approach to school teachers as a framework for understanding learners' language;
- To equip school teachers with skills and tools in developing their own corpus-based teaching/learning materials; and
- To create corpus-based teaching & learning resources for school teachers.
研究員: PI (Dr MA Qing)
研究員: Co-I (李鳳琼博士, 陳雪珠博士, 王立勛博士)
The project focuses on encouraging EdUHK students’ integration into regional education communities by enriching their learning experience outside the Hong Kong context. A group of student teachers at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels will be given opportunities to apply their pedagogical learning to real practice. Their task is to develop resources for the teaching of readers, grammar, vocabulary and phonics. Selected materials will be tried out in Nanhai Experimental Primary School, Foshan. Another feature of the project is the inclusion of some past project team members, who are now school teachers in Hong Kong, as peer observers in Foshan. The professional dialogues between the school teachers of the two regions, student teachers, and academics of EdUHK will encourage the innovative and critical thinking of all the parties involved.
研究員: PI (李鳳琼博⼠)
研究員: Co-I (陳雪珠博士, 馬清博士)
Duration: 1 Nov 2016 - 31 May 2017