O Programa de Pós-Graduação em Inglês (PPGI) e o Núcleo de Estudos em Leitura (NEL) anunciam a sexta palestra do Ciclo de Palestras “Leitura e(m) Interfaces: Teorias, Métodos e Aplicações”, evento que celebra os 50 anos do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Inglês: Estudos Linguísticos e Literários da UFSC com palestras mensais de temas relacionados à leitura.
Writing in contact and in conflict
Brendan Weekes (University of Hong Kong)
🕤 20/08/2021 – 10h (Horário de Brasília)
Ao vivo no canal do YouTube do PPGI UFSC e Plataforma Zoom.
(Senha de acesso: 013648)
The aim of the talk is to define and characterize the concept of transliterating. This is the completely fluid and spontaneous practice of written communication using different writing systems in physical and virtual environments and occurs both within and between different languages. The implications for education, health (COVID) and social equity will be considered as well as the applications to AI”.
Professor Brendan Weekes is Foundation Chair in Communication Science at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Director of the Laboratory for Communication Science also at HKU and Principal Investigator of the State Key Laboratory for Brain and Cognitive Science funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the Peoples Republic of China. Professor Weekes is an internationally recognized expert in the domain of language and cognitive processing in speakers who have communication disorders as well as the application of cognitive neuroscience methods to the diagnosis and treatment of language impairment. He won a Prestigious Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences awarded by the Research Grants Council in 2020 and has received several prizes for his teaching and research. Professor Weekes is a member of the editorial boards of Aphasiology, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Languages, and Psicologia reflecting his interests in communication disorders and experimental psychology in different languages. He has also served on expert panels for the Australian Research Council, British Academy, BBSRC, the Economic and Social Research Council, MultiLing at the University of Oslo, Research Grants Council Hong Kong, Royal Society, UK Medical Research Council, and the National Science Foundation, USA. He is a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and currently a Visitor in Experimental Psychology at the University of Cambridge and was Ambassador for UNESCO (2019).