Presentations of the 4th Variamu Workshop online!

Here are the slides of the presentations given to the 4th Variamu Workshop, held on January 7th & 8th, 2016, @ Polyu, HK.

Thanks to all the contributors!

Keynote speech
William S-Y Wang: Language in Diachrony

How to compare languages

From party games to language resources

Distributional semantics  

Social variations     


  • Serge Pinto: Dysarthria : Presentation of the French – Portuguese data
  • Vivian Lee,Karen Yiu, Jasmin Sadat, Serge Pinto, Iris Lam and Angel Chan: Speech Characteristics of Cantonese Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Dustin Lau: Phonology-to-Orthography Conversions in Chinese: Evidence from a dysgraphic patient

Keynote speech
Noël Nguyen: Studies on phonetic convergence between speakers in interactional speech

Chinese as a second language


Regional variations

Neuro-imaging study of language differences

  • Chotiga Pattamadilok: The Influence of Writing System Characteristics on Spoken Language Processing: A comparison between logographic and alphabetic system
  • Caicai Zhang: Neural Impairment of Tone Language Speakers with Congenital Amusia

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