Workshop “Contagious words/Epidemic Behaviours: Language Big Data Approaches to COVID-19” on 17 October 2020

IRCAHC is the co-organiser of the workshop “Contagious words/Epidemic Behaviours: Language Big Data Approaches to COVID-19”.

The workshop is intended to be an interdisciplinary forum for all concerned scholars with focus on how to use linguistic and textual data to understand both the development of the pandemic and the changes in human behaviours.

This workshop is hosted by Faculty of Humanities and Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It is organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Peking University Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics (RP2U2) and co-organized by research groups in and outside of PolyU.

Please find more details via the website:

Quick links:

  • programme
  • registration form
    (Zoom link for joining the workshop will be sent via the email address provided in the above form.)

Look forward to seeing you on 17 October!

Professor Bernadette Watson
Director, IRCAHC