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Master of Arts in Language Studies
This taught postgraduate programme includes four streams:
1. General Linguistics
2. Corpus and Empirical Linguistics
3. Pedagogical Linguistics
4. Translation and Interpretation

文學碩士(語言研究)
此修課式研究生課程之專修領域包括:
1. 語言學
2. 語料庫與實證語言學
3. 教學語言學
4. 翻譯及傳譯

This curriculum (subject to Senate's approval) applies to students admitted in 2022/23 and thereafter.
Internships opportunities are available. Click here.
Overview

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: (6-9 credit units)

6 credit units: students choose LT6582 Capstone Project OR
9 credit units: students choose LT6580 Master’s Project

 
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units Remarks
Group A (choose either)
LT5903 Language and its Applications
 P5
3
LT5904 Language and Culture in Society
 P5
3
Group B (choose either)
LT6580 Master’s Project
 P6
6
*
LT6582 Capstone Project
 P6
3
*
 
2. Stream Core Courses (9 credit units)
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units Remarks
Stream I: General Linguistics (9 credit units)
LT5401 Phonetics and Phonology
 P5
3
LT5402 Syntax and Morphology
 P5
3
LT5403 Semantics and Discourse
 P5
3
 
Stream II: Corpus and Empirical Linguistics (9 credit units)
LT5406 Psycholinguistics
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BALLA/ BAMDCM/ BATVB under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5411 Computational Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5421 Corpus Linguistics
 P5
3
 
Stream III: Pedagogical Linguistics (9 credit units)
LT5407 Research Methodology for Applied Linguistics
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BALLA/ BAMDCM/ BATVB under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5451 Pedagogical Grammar: Chinese and English
 P5
3
^, @
LT5458 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
 P5
3
 
Stream IV: Translation and Interpretation (9 credit units)
LT5603 Theory of Translation
 P5
3
*
LT5604 Translation Methodology
 P5
3
*
LT5605 Interpretation Methodology
 P5
3
*
 
3. Stream Elective Courses: (9 credit units)
Course Code Course Title Level Credit Units Remarks
Cluster A: General Linguistics
LT5417 Language Universals and Linguistic Typology
 P5
3
LT5431 Functional Approaches to Syntax
 P5
3
LT5454 Grammar of Chinese
 P5
3
^, @
LT5456 Text Linguistics
 P5
3
LT6422 Advanced Topics in Semantics
 P6
3
LT6423 Advanced Topics in Syntax
 P6
3
LT5457 Computational Lexicography
 P5
3
LT5411 Computational Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5458 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
 P5
3
LT5510 Contrastive Studies of Chinese and English Grammar
 P5
3
LT5421 Corpus Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5416 Historical Linguistics
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BALLA under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5432 Lexical Semantics
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BALLA/ BAMDCM/ BATVB under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5451 Pedagogical Grammar: Chinese and English
 P5
3
^, @
LT5455 Pragmatics
 P5
3
LT5406 Psycholinguistics
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BALLA/ BAMDCM/ BATVB under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5408 Sociolinguistics
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BALLA under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5407 Research Methodology for Applied Linguistics
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BALLA/ BAMDCM/ BATVB under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5430 Special Topics in Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5409 Systemic Functional Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5199 Professional Internship
 P5
3
#
 
Cluster B: Corpus and Empirical Linguistics
LT5432 Lexical Semantics
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BALLA/ BAMDCM/ BATVB under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5422 Neurocognition of Language
 P5
3
LT5459 Terminology and Translation
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BATI under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT6421 Advanced Topics in Corpus and Empirical Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5458 Computer-Assisted Language Learning
 P5
3
LT5457 Computational Lexicography
 P5
3
LT5431 Functional Approaches to Syntax
 P5
3
LT5454 Grammar of Chinese
 P5
3
^, @
LT5451 Pedagogical Grammar: Chinese and English
 P5
3
^, @
LT5401 Phonetics and Phonology
 P5
3
LT5407 Research Methodology for Applied Linguistics
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BALLA/ BAMDCM/ BATVB under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5408 Sociolinguistics
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BALLA under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5403 Semantics and Discourse
 P5
3
LT5402 Syntax and Morphology
 P5
3
LT5417 Language Universals and Linguistic Typology
 P5
3
LT5456 Text Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5510 Contrastive Studies of Chinese and English Grammar
 P5
3
LT5199 Professional Internship
 P5
3
#
 
Cluster C: Pedagogical Linguistics
LT5412 Language Teaching
 P5
3
LT5418 Second Language Pronunciation Acquisition: from Theory to Practice
 P5
3
LT5452 Learning and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
 P5
3
^, @
LT5460 Studies of Second Language Acquisition
 P5
3
LT5461 Cognition and Language Differences
 P5
3
LT5411 Computational Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5421 Corpus Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5431 Functional Approaches to Syntax
 P5
3
LT5420 Language Arts and Literature
 P5
3
LT5454 Grammar of Chinese
 P5
3
^, @
LT5432 Lexical Semantics
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BALLA/ BAMDCM/ BATVB under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5401 Phonetics and Phonology
 P5
3
LT5406 Psycholinguistics
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BALLA/ BAMDCM/ BATVB under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5403 Semantics and Discourse
 P5
3
LT5408 Sociolinguistics
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BALLA under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5402 Syntax and Morphology
 P5
3
LT5453 The Cantonese Language: Pronunciation, Lexicon and Grammar
 P5
3
%, @
LT5462 Social Approaches to Language in Education
 P5
3
LT5510 Contrastive Studies of Chinese and English Grammar
 P5
3
LT5199 Professional Internship
 P5
3
#
 
Cluster D: Translation and Interpretation
LT5606 Translating Cultures
 P5
3
LT5601 Stylistics and Translation
 P5
3
*
LT5617 Bilingual Reading and Writing for Translators
 P5
3
*
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BATI under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5627 Advanced Interpreting
 P5
3
*
LT5621 Language and Literature in Translation
 P5
3
*
LT5633 Performance and Translation
 P5
3
*
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BATI under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5626 Translation and Comparative Literature
 P5
3
*
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BATI under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5630 Special Topics in Translation and Interpretation
 P5
3
*
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BATI under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT6505 Legal Translation
 P6
3
*
LT6514 Advanced Legal Translation
 P6
3
*
LT5421 Corpus Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5628 Human-Machine Interactive Translation
 P5
3
*
LT5451 Pedagogical Grammar: Chinese and English
 P5
3
^, @
LT5459 Terminology and Translation
 P5
3
For CityU Talents Programme only:
To be transferred from BATI under Undergraduate plus Taught Postgraduate Degree Programme
LT5456 Text Linguistics
 P5
3
LT5199 Professional Internship
 P5
3
#
 
4. Free Elective: (3-6 credit units)
  • 3 credit units: students choose LT6580 Master’s Project which counts for 6 credit units
    (Students are free to choose any one 3-credit unit course offered for the MA Language Studies programme.)
  • OR

  • 6 credit units: students choose LT6582 Capstone Project which counts for 3 credit units
    (Students are free to choose any two 3-credit unit courses offered for the MA Language Studies programme)
 
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.
* 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.
 
Additional Information
Intermediate Awards Required Courses Total Credits
Postgraduate Diploma in Language Studies
深造文憑(語言研究)
Fulfill the stream core requirements (3 courses/ 9 credit units) and elective requirements (5 courses, at least 3 should be taken from one’s respective stream cluster). 24
Postgraduate Certificate in Language Studies+
深造證書(語言研究)+
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: 9 September 2022