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Master of Arts in Language Studies
(with streams of General Linguistics/ Language Studies and Applications/ Translation and Interpretation)
文學碩士(語文學)
(專修領域包括: 語言學/ 語文研究與應用/ 翻譯及傳譯)

Programme of Study

     
Credit Units
No. of units required for the Master of Arts -
No. of units required for the Postgraduate Diploma -
No. of units required for the Postgraduate Certificate -
30
24
12
 

1. Programme Core Courses: (18 credits)

 
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units Remarks
Common Courses for MA Students
LT5903 Language and its Applications
 P5
3
 
LT5904 Language and Culture in Society
 P5
3
 
 
General Linguistics Stream (required core courses) (12 credits)
LT5401 Phonetics and Phonology
 P5
3
 
LT5402 Syntax and Morphology
 P5
3
 
LT5403 Semantics and Discourse
 P5
3
 
LT5510 Contrastive Studies of Chinese and English Grammar
 P5
3
 
 
Language Studies and Applications Stream (required core courses for both Groups A and B) (12 credits)
LT5406 Psycholinguistics
 P5
3
 
LT5408 Sociolinguistics
 P5
3
 
LT5421 Corpus Linguistics
 P5
3
 
LT5456 Text Linguistics
 P5
3
 
 
Translation and Interpretation Stream (required core courses) (12 credits)
LT5603 Theory of Translation
 P5
3
*
LT5604 Translation Methodology
 P5
3
*
LT5605 Interpretation Methodology
 P5
3
@
LT5617 Bilingual Reading and Writing for Translators
 P5
3
*
 

2. Stream Electives: (9 credits)

 
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units Remarks
General Linguistics Stream (electives)
LT5199 Profesisonal Internship
 P5
3
#
LT5406 Psycholinguistics
 P5
3
 
LT5408 Sociolinguistics
 P5
3
 
LT5409 Systemic Functional Linguistics
 P5
3
 
LT5413 Philosophy of Language
 P5
3
 
LT5416 Historical Linguistics
 P5
3
 
LT5417 Language Universals and Linguistic Typology
 P5
3
 
LT5420 Language Arts and Literature
 P5
3
 
LT5423 Quantitative Methods for Linguistic Data Analysis
 P5
3
 
LT5430 Special Topics in Linguistics
 P5
3
 
LT5431 Functional Approaches to Syntax
 P5
3
 
LT5432 Lexical Semantics
 P5
3
 
LT5453 The Cantonese Language: Pronunciation, Lexicon and Grammar
 P5
3
%, @
LT5454 Grammar of Chinese
 P5
3
^, @
LT5455 Pragmatics
 P5
3
 
LT5457 Computational Lexicography
 P5
3
 
LT5458 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
 P5
3
 
LT5461 Cognition and Language Differences
 P5
3
 
LT6422 Advanced Topics in Semantics
 P6
3
 
LT6423 Advanced Topics in Syntax
 P6
3
 
LT6580 Master’s Project
 P6
6
*
LT6581 Project
 P6
3
*
 
Language Studies and Applications Stream (electives)
Group A (Language and Computer)
LT5199 Profesisonal Internship
 P5
3
#
LT5411 Computational Linguistics
 P5
3
 
LT5423 Quantitative Methods for Linguistic Data Analysis
 P5
3
 
LT5431 Functional Approaches to Syntax
 P5
3
 
LT5432 Lexical Semantics
 P5
3
 
LT5452 Learning and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
 P5
3
^, @
LT5454 Grammar of Chinese
 P5
3
^, @
LT5457 Computational Lexicography
 P5
3
 
LT5458 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
 P5
3
 
LT5459 Terminology
 P5
3
 
LT5460 Studies of Second Language Acquisition
 P5
3
 
LT5461 Cognition and Language Differences
 P5
3
 
LT5620 Translation Technology
 P5
3
 
LT5628 Human-Machine Interactive Translation
 P5
3
 
LT5629 Translation Tools Development
 P5
3
 
LT5631 Corpora and Translation
 P5
3
 
LT5632 History of Machine Translation
 P5
3
 
LT6580 Master’s Project
 P6
6
*
LT6581 Project
 P6
3
*
Group B (Language Teaching and Pedagogical Application)
LT5199 Profesisonal Internship
 P5
3
#
LT5407 Research Methodology for Applied Linguistics
 P5
3
 
LT5412 Language Teaching
 P5
3
 
LT5418 Second Language Pronunciation Acquisition: from Theory to Practice
 P5
3
 
LT5420 Language Arts and Literature
 P5
3
 
LT5423 Quantitative Methods for Linguistic Data Analysis
 P5
3
 
LT5431 Functional Approaches to Syntax
 P5
3
 
LT5432 Lexical Semantics
 P5
3
 
LT5451 Pedagogical Grammar: Chinese and English
 P5
3
^, @
LT5452 Learning and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
 P5
3
^, @
LT5454 Grammar of Chinese
 P5
3
^, @
LT5457 Computational Lexicography
 P5
3
 
LT5458 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
 P5
3
 
LT5459 Terminology
 P5
3
 
LT5460 Studies of Second Language Acquisition
 P5
3
 
LT5461 Cognition and Language Differences
 P5
3
 
LT5620 Translation Technology
 P5
3
 
LT6580 Master’s Project
 P6
6
*
LT6581 Project
 P6
3
*
 
Translation and Interpretation Stream (electives)
LT5199 Profesisonal Internship
 P5
3
#
LT5451 Pedagogical Grammar: Chinese and English
 P5
3
^, @
LT5459 Terminology
 P5
3
 
LT5513 Language in Legal Settings
 P5
3
 
LT5601 Stylistics and Translation
 P5
3
*
LT5606 Culture in Translation
 P5
3
 
LT5615 Consecutive Interpretation
 P5
3
+
LT5620 Translation Technology
 P5
3
 
LT5621 Language and Literature in Translation
 P5
3
*
LT5626 Translation and Comparative Literature
 P5
3
*
LT5627 Advanced Interpreting
 P5
3
*
LT5628 Human-Machine Interactive Translation
 P5
3
 
LT5629 Translation Tools Development
 P5
3
 
LT5630 Special Topics in Translation and Interpretation
 P5
3
*
LT5631 Corpora and Translation
 P5
3
 
LT6504 Bilingual Legal Drafting
 P6
3
*
LT6505 Legal Translation
 P6
3
*
LT6514 Advanced Legal Translation
 P6
3
*
LT6580 Master’s Project
 P6
6
*
LT6581 Project
 P6
3
*
 

3. Free Elective: (3 credits)

 
A 3-credit unit course is chosen from any of the stream core courses and electives above.
 
Remarks
1. All Master of Arts students must take the two common courses, and four core courses designated for a specific stream. Moreover, they must take three courses from the stream electives (or two if one of them is LT6580 Master’s Project), and one course from any streams (core or electives).
2. Students can only select either LT6581 Project or LT6580 Master’s Project, but not both.
3. Medium of Instruction and assessment
^ Medium of instruction is English, supplemented with Putonghua.
% Medium of instruction is English, supplemented with Cantonese.
@ Medium of assessment is English, supplemented with Chinese.
+ Two clusters for the medium of instruction and assessment, namely English and Cantonese, and English and Putonghua.
* English is the main medium of instruction and assessment, supplemented with Chinese (Cantonese/Putonghua) in situations where English-Chinese translation and interpretation or Chinese linguistic data/texts is involved
# English is the medium of instruction on campus and assessment; English and/or Chinese may be required by individual internship partners.
 

4. Additional Notes:

 
Intermediate Awards Required Courses Total Credits
Postgraduate Diploma in Language Studies (General Linguistics/ Language Studies and Applications/ Translation and Interpretation)
語文學(語言學/ 語文研究與應用/
翻譯及傳譯)深造文憑
four core courses designated for a specific stream, and four other 3 credit unit courses from the same stream 24
Postgraduate Certificate in Language Studies+
語文學深造證書+
any four 3 credit unit courses 12

+ The stream designation is not available to graduates of Postgraduate Certificate.

Enquiry: LTenquiry@cityu.edu.hk

Page last updated: 6 June 2017