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Minor in Linguistics and Language Applications

This curriculum applies to students who declare this minor programme with effective term from Semester A, 2016-17 onwards.

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 areas of language applications such as discourse, language learning, or language technology

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;
  3. apply linguistics knowledge to the study of discourse, language acquisition or language technology
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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 Elective Courses (3 credit units)
Choose one course out of two.
LT2201 Introduction to Linguistics B2 3
LT2229 Fundamentals of Linguistics B2 3
  • cannot simultaneously count towards the requirement for this Minor and the College-specified requirement of CLASS; and
  • cannot count as a core elective course and fulfil the Minor requirement with effect from Semester B 2020/21. The last application period for counting LT2201 as a core elective course is in Semester B 2019/20 (April 2020).

2. Elective Courses (12 credits)
LT2203 Language in Society B2 3
LT2204 Language and Mind B2 3
LT2231 Introduction to Language Technology B2 3
LT2232 English Linguistics – Communicative Functions of Grammar B3 3
LT2306 Appreciating Written Texts B2 3
LT3209 Syntax B3 3
LT3210 Electronic Publishing B3 3
LT3211 Semantics B3 3
LT3212 Phonetics B3 3
LT3213 Text Linguistics B3 3
LT3214 Phonology B3 3
LT3215 Pragmatics B3 3
LT3220 Corpus Linguistics B3 3
LT3233 Computational Linguistics B3 3
LT3326 Comparative Study of Chinese and English B3 3
LT4225 Computer Assisted Language Learning B4 3
LT4226 Second Language Acquisition B4 3
LT4227 First Language Acquisition B4 3
LT4239 Conversation Analysis B4 3

Credit Transfer

Transfer credits may not account for more than half of the credits required for the Minor programme.

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: 13 July 2023