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Minor in Language, Discourse and Society

This minor programme will not be accepting new students. Those who are interested in this minor programme are encouraged to declare for the Minor in Linguistics and Language Applications.

Aims of Minor

This minor provides a concentration on the social and discourse dimension of language studies. The two core courses introduce the basic linguistic concepts and demonstrate their application in exploring the relationship between language and society. The elective courses allow students to further explore their interest in topics related to discourse and society such as the structures of written and spoken discourse, discourse meaning in social contexts, and the interaction of linguistic and social factors in language use. Each elective course also equips students with analytical tools for students to analyse authentic language data.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Minor, students should be able to:

  1. Discover the connections between language, discourse and society;
  2. Analyse the structure of written/spoken discourse;
  3. Analyse the sociolinguistic factors in language use;
  4. Apply the analytical tools for social/discourse studies.
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Exclusive Majors

Students who study the following majors are not allowed to choose this minor:
Major in Linguistics and Language Applications/ Linguistics and Language Technology or
Major in Language Studies (Linguistics and Language Technology stream).

Minor Requirement (15 credit units)

Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units
1. Core Courses (6 credit units)
LT2203 Language in Society B2 3
LT2229 Linguistics I B2 3
2. Electives (9 credit units)
LT3213 Text Linguistics B3 3
LT3215 Pragmatics B3 3
LT4239 Conversation Analysis B4 3
LT4244 Sociolinguistics B4 3
Additional Information

CTL2229 Linguistics I is equivalent to, and may be replaced by, CTL2201 Introduction to Linguistics or CTL2290 Introduction to Language Studies.

Please see also the Guidelines for Minor Studies.





Enquiry: LTenquiry@cityu.edu.hk

Page last updated: 12 February 2016