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These are the other events with Professor Edwin Thumboo in Macau. Don't miss them.
OTHER EVENTS WITH EDWIN THUMBOO IN MACAU:

• DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES / DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Addressing the Language Question: a study of the poetry of Edwin Thumboo, by Jonathan Webster [City University of Hong Kong]

ABSTRACT
The focus of this lecture, Addressing the Language Question is on applying linguistic analysis to the creative work of the Singaporean poet, Edwin Thumboo. The aim is to make the reader aware of the linguistic resources developed by the poet as the basis for his unique technique, i.e. exploring how the poet combines grammar and metaphor to make meaning.
Approaching the texts from a functional linguistic perspective reveals the multiple layers of meaning and metaphor which go into producing highly textured, grammatically intricate works of verbal art.

THE SPEAKER
Prof. Jonathan Webster is Head of the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, and Director of The Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. He previously taught at the National University of Singapore before coming to Hong Kong in 1987. His research areas include text linguistics and computational linguistics. He is the Editor of the ten volume Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday published by Continuum Books (London), and Editor of the journal, Linguistics and the Human Sciences, published by Equinox (London).
DATE: Tuesday 25th of March 2008 • 6:30 pm
VENUE: University of Macau, Room L105
ENQUIRIES: mychiu@umac.mo

• DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH SPECIAL OPEN LECTURE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MACAU
Literature in World Englishes: Variety and Value, by Edwin Thumboo

ABSTRACT
While English is global, it should also be local and national. If it is to be a language for all seasons, there is a necessity to stress the importance of keeping ours vital, rooted in and nourished by the distinctive life of our society.
DATE: Thursday 27th of March 2008 • 6:00 p.m.
VENUE: University of Macau, International Library, Small Auditorium
ENQUIRIES: mychiu@umac.mo

1 Comment:

  1. Brunette said...
    I was there at the university today... really inspiring... I'll try to make it tomorrow at Albergue. Make sure you don't miss this one!

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