明德外国文化讲堂——第五讲

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Lecture Topic: Alternatives to PinYin Romanization for Second Language Learners

Lecturer: Dr. Tyler Hougland

Time and Date: Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 2.00PM

Venue: Mingde S103

 

Introduction: Dr. Tyler Hougland received his Ph.D. from the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology at the University of Louisville (Louisville, KY, USA) in 2013. During his time as a Graduate Research Assistant in Louisville, he studied at the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center(KSCIRC) under Dr. Jeffrey Petruska. Dr. Hougland’s studies at KSCIRC focused on cellular and anatomical plasticity of spinal cord neurons and their dorsal root ganglia sensory afferents (the relay for somatic input from the body). In his work he combined electrophysiological, molecular, and behavioral data to provide a complete picture of the innate electrochemical environment and subsequent changes after spinal cord injury(SCI). Following graduation, his interests shifted to the Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing aspects of Neuroscience. This prompted him to move to China in 2017, where he sought to learn Mandarin Chinese by being immersed in the culture and private study. He is now a Lecturer in English at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology. and hopes to be able to eventually take the knowledge gained in China to Europe, where he can improve his spoken German proficiency and further his intellectual pursuits in the field of Computer Science. He is currently working on an alternative to the PinYin system of English Romanization, to facilitate language acquisition of both Mandarin Chinese and English speakers for the reciprocal benefit of their respective vernacular languages, and hopes to submit this work for peer reviewed publication in the near future.

 

NOTE: This lecture will contain unpublished private work. Due to intellectual property concerns, cameras or filming will not be permitted.


 

 

随着全球一体化进程进一步加快,英语作为第一国际通用语言的重要性日益突显。在“双一流”高校建设背景下,为了拓宽学生国际视野、加强国际交流能力的培养、提升英语学习氛围,文学院特开展外教系列专题讲座,主要介绍语言和文化的关系、英国文化、常见中式英语问题、英美文学中的语音形式、第二语言学习者使用拼音的替代方式等语言及跨文化知识。

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