Changing Language in China: The Evolution of Chinese and the Impact of the Internet

The 10th Annual Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture

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With Guest Speaker Professor Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania)

Professor Victor Mair

Professor Victor Mair

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
6:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM Lecture
Auditorium, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall (map)
Free and open to the public – registration required

Under the influence of modern information technology, the degree and rate of language change in China during recent decades are probably greater than ever before in history.  The transformations are evident in virtually all aspects of language usage, including new terms and expressions and radically creative conventions for writing them. In this lecture, Professor Mair will examine instances of all of these trends and try to determine where they are headed.

Parking is available at the Fraser River Parkade, adjacent to the Asian Centre (map).