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Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism (SAM) Research Group

The Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism (SAM) Research Group is managed by Professor Wilkinson Daniel Wong Gonzales of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Our primary objective is to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms, processes, and sociolinguistic factors that contribute to language variation and change in the outcomes of language contact in Hong Kong and its neighboring regions. Additionally, we aspire to apply our discoveries to practical situations in the real world.

The research group is interested in exploring topics such as language variation and change, multilingualism, language contact, multilingual resources in the construction of social meaning, language attitudes, and sociolinguistic pattern differences not only in Hong Kong but also neighboring regions. We use quantitative and qualitative methods to study these topics from various perspectives, and to provide insights into the dynamics of language in society. The research team is committed to producing high-quality, interdisciplinary research that is valuable to the academic community and the public. We particularly hope to highlight our collaborative work through presentations at local and international conferences and through publications in academic journals. We also strive to emphasize the importance of speaking multiple languages and, as a result, embracing the cultural diversity of Hong Kong.

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