Yuen Ren Chao’s 趙元任 Grammar of spoken Chinese represents a milestone in Chinese linguistics. At the time of its publication in 1968, it brought a wealth of new data and insightful analyses to the field. But in 2013, how relevant can this inventory of the language still be? In this lecture, I will consider the work’s windfalls and pitfalls for linguistic research, for linguistics teaching, and for language pedagogy.
At the Model United Nations conference EuroMUN 2013, held last week in Maastricht, Leiden University was the most successful institution present. Its two respective teams, the Leiden Model United Nations Foundation and the Leiden University College MUN, took home eleven awards in total.
You have until Friday 17 May 16.00 hrs to vote for your representative in the Faculty Council and/or the University Council!