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Hong Kong Linguistics Olympiad

Hong Kong Linguistics Olympiad (HKLO)

*************************Activities *************************

2021-2022
The official regulations of HKLO 2022, including the selection process for IOL, can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iZR6aX2lDMf6Kv4tXnUwTcl2XAulJw6A/view?usp=sharing.

You can sign up to the HKLO Training by completing this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1go-saIq4M-vdGGeJ96GfklN4BAb-1K9RPWgJeob1blU/edit?usp=sharing

Important dates:
August 23rd - September 19th: Registration for the HKLO Training
October 3rd: Beginning of the training
February 20th: 4th Hong Kong Linguistics Olympiad
April 10th: 4th Asia-Pacific Linguistics Olympiad
July 25th-29th: 19th International Linguistics Olympiad (to take place in Isle of Man)

2020-2021
One team of 4 students has represented Hong Kong in the 18th International Linguistics Olympiad which took place online between the 19th and 24th of July 2021. All four students have been awarded a medal! (Xie Lingrui – Gold medal, Tam Lok Hang – Silver medal, Ip Tsz Oi – Silver medal, Ng Truman Toby – Bronze medal).
Moreover, Hong Kong team earned the gold trophy for the highest average team score at the individual contest.

 
Hong Kong representatives to IOL 2021 (from left to right: Xie Lingrui, Ip Tsz Oi, Tam Lok Hang, Ng Truman Toby)

2019-2020
The International Linguistics Olympiad was cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

2018-2019
Hong Kong took part for the first time in the International Linguistics Olympiad with two teams.


*************************Past problems and results*************************

HKLO 2021:
Problems: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1epLwQoOPMwz-kea5u4FGl-YhowbFxlIt/view?usp=sharing
Solutions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18Dnu4tkklR0RbX7GyGdR6N9NH7vx7BG7/view?usp=sharing
Results: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13O37zz0Lpkt8tUrtleGoZTSkk36Z-jPa/view?usp=sharing

HKLO 2020:
Problems: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rxsLVSD8Ieykpsv4Ez8MPX9oAbDbr-KI/view?usp=sharing
Solutions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mWq5j0YlhPLCcFZcDEOQUBRYpxKkhCjw/view?usp=sharing
Results: https://bit.ly/389WUC7

HKLO 2019:
Problems: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14bDULRCns1pLOoWj7DS5katgqLxsGTFr/view?usp=sharing
Solutions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fOrMMoNWtbYaAXSUwjpfuC9G4Y_Wh2XH/view?usp=sharing
Results: https://bit.ly/2YW8NXC

*************************What is the HKLO? *************************

Hong Kong Linguistics Olympiad is the accredited competition to allow pre-university students to participate in the international linguistics competitions (International Linguistics Olympiad and Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad). The linguistics Olympiad consists of solving linguistic puzzles which require only logical ability, patient work and the willingness to accept challenges. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is required. Students can learn more about the knowledge of world languages and improve their abilities of observation, logic and awareness of diversity while solving problems involving language data. Everyone is welcome to give it a try and explore the wondrous realm of language and experience its gems. The working language for HKLO is English. Participants who are eligible for linguistic Olympiads in other nations/regions (in addition to Hong Kong) cannot compete in multiple contests each year.

Targeted participants are from Form 1 to Form 6 students in Hong Kong secondary schools. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at hklinguisticsolympiad@gmail.com

For more information about Hong Kong results in the international competitions, please refer to the following official websites:

International Linguistics Olympiad: http://www.ioling.org/
Asia Pacific Linguistics Olympiad: https://www.aplo.asia/
Hong Kong Linguistics Olympiad: https://polyu.hk/amuVS
HKLO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Hong-Kong-Linguistics-Olympiad-HKLO-763434627350476/

************************* [語奧探知] at Wen Hui Bao*************************

Wen Hui Bao version:
20190912 Load words: http://paper.wenweipo.com/2019/09/12/ED1909120011.htm
20190927 Mongolian letters: http://paper.wenweipo.com/2019/09/27/ED1909270009.htm
20191011 Word order: http://paper.wenweipo.com/2019/10/11/ED1910110008.htm
20191025 Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis: http://paper.wenweipo.com/2019/10/25/ED1910250009.htm
20191108 Morphology and Word Formation http://paper.wenweipo.com/2019/11/08/ED1911080010.htm
20191128 What makes both ‘I’ and ‘me’ representing the same word in Chinese? http://paper.wenweipo.com/2019/11/28/ED1911280010.htm
20191213 Some Semantics http://paper.wenweipo.com/2019/12/13/ED1912130012.htm
20191216 Some Semantics http://paper.wenweipo.com/2019/12/16/ED1912160008.htm
20200103 Pame and Its Octonary Number System http://paper.wenweipo.com/2020/01/03/ED2001030010.htm
http://paper.wenweipo.com/2020/01/03/ED2001030012.htm
20200117 Tibetic languages http://paper.wenweipo.com/2020/01/17/ED2001170012.htm
20200612 The Tibetan script http://paper.wenweipo.com/2020/06/12/ED2006120005.htm

Full/Bilingual version: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Jr3ThFCcJm9Kem_v0P0eSfwn8boI-1qj

*************************Organizing Committee*************************

Chair: Prof. Huang, Chu-Ren (Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, HK PolyU)

Members:
Prof. Ahrens, Kathleen (Department of English, HK PolyU)
Prof. Chan, Shui Duen (Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, HK PolyU)
Prof. Cummings, Louise (Department of English, HK PolyU)
Dr. Chen, Si (Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, HK PolyU)
Prof. Li, Chor Shing David (Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, HK PolyU)
Ms. Lim, Juyoung (Bank of America Merrill Lynch)
Prof. Lu, Qin (Department of Computing, HK PolyU)
Dr. Lee, Po Lun Peppina (Department of Linguistics and Translation, CityU HK)
Mr. Pan, Tung-Le (Medalist at the International Linguistics Olympiad)
Dr. Tay, Dennis (Department of English, HK PolyU)
Dr. Yao, Yao (Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, HK PolyU)
Ms. Yen, Jennifer (Parent representative)

Sponsoring units
• The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
• Communications and Public Affairs Office, PolyU
• Faculty of Humanities, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
• Department of Chinese Bilingual Studies, PolyU
• Department of English, PolyU
• Department of Computing, PolyU
• The Hong Kong Polytechnic University-Peking University Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics (RP2U2)
• Research Centre for Professional Communication in English (RCPCE)
• Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities (HKAH)
• The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK)
• Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR)

 
 
 
   
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