Prof. Gladys Tang, Director of the Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, has received The Hong Kong Humanity Award 2013. This award recognizes Prof. Tang’s contributions, including her research on HKSL and acquisition of HKSL, establishment of a co-enrollment sign bilingual program for Deaf primary school children, and creation of diploma and higher diploma programmes in sign linguistics and sign language teaching for Deaf adults of Hong Kong and Asia.
Quoting from a news report about this award:
Professor Tang said, ‘The award does not belong to me only. It belongs to every member of the Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies at CUHK. Without them, I will not be able to appreciate the rich and unique linguistic properties of sign languages. It is my hope that the Hong Kong Humanity Award will raise the society’s awareness that language, whether signed or spoken, will have an effect on deaf people’s personal development and cultivation of self-value.’
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Congratulations, Prof. Gladys Tang!
Source: Felix Sze, Schola Lam, Diane Lillo-Martin