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Minor in Linguistics

This minor programme will change its title to Minor in Linguistics and Language Applications with revised programme curriculum. Those who declare this minor with effect from Semester A, 2016-17 are required to follow the new curriculum.

Students who have declared this minor programme with effective term being Semester B, 2015-16 or before shall follow the curriculum provided in the below.

Aims of Minor

This minor aims to let students learn the basics of the scientific study of language that will supplement their major curricula by:

  1. broadening the intellectual horizons and experience on academic training of the students;
  2. imparting to the students the basic knowledge about language;
  3. introducing to the students the methodology of the analysis of the structural aspects of language.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

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

  1. apply the knowledge of linguistics to the learning of another language;
  2. apply the structural aspects of language to the activities that involve the use of language.
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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
LT3256 Contrastive Linguistics B3 3
2. Electives (9 credit units)
LT2203 Language in Society B2 3
LT2230 Linguistics II B2 3
LT3209 Syntax B3 3
LT3211 Semantics B3 3
LT3212 Phonetics B3 3
LT3213 Text Linguistics B3 3
LT3214 Phonology B3 3
LT4223 Experimental Phonetics B4 3
LT4243 Field and Research Methods in Linguistics B4 3


Additional Information

CTL2229 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