|Year of Entry||2017|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
Department of Linguistics and Translation (options: BA Linguistics and Language Applications, BA Translation and Interpretation)
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Normal Duration of Programme||4 years|
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|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
The Department of Linguistics and Translation offers programmes of study at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our programmes are designed to address the growing needs of Hong Kong and other Chinese communities for language professionals well versed in linguistics and language applications, translation and interpretation.
At the undergraduate level, our programmes include the BA in Linguistics and Language Applications and the BA in Translation and Interpretation. The Department also offers minors in Linguistics and Language Applications; and Translation.
At the postgraduate level, the Department offers a non-government funded MA programme in Language Studies (with streams in General Linguistics; Language Studies and Applications; and Translation and Interpretation).
In addition to the taught programmes mentioned above, the Department also offers research degree studies towards MPhil and PhD degrees in the core research areas of the Department.
The Department encourages and promotes research in areas such as general linguistics, language applications or intelligent linguistic applications, and translation and interpretation studies. According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Linguistics at City University of Hong Kong has ranked among the top 50 universities worldwide for 6 consecutive years (from 2011 to 2016), and rose to 29th in 2016. Research emphases at the Department include corpus and empirical linguistics, comptuer-assisted language learning, computational linguistics, discourse analysis, interpreting, translation (machine and human), syntax, semantics, phonetics and terminology.
The Department also maintains links with The Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies (HCLS). The Department operates three laboratories. The Language and Cognition Laboratory (LCL) is one of the best equipped cognitive/neurocognitive laboratories for language studies in the region. It has all the necessary research tools, both basic and advanced, and state-of-the-art research facilities for carrying out cognitive/neurocognitive research in various aspects of language-related human cognitive capabilities. The Phonetics Laboratory was established in 1995. The laboratory’s main research goals include the phonetics and typology of the sounds of Chinese dialects, phonetic explanations for sound changes in Chinese and phonetics in second language acquisition. It is equipped with a collection of research tools for investigating the acoustic, articulatory, perceptual and physiological properties of speech sounds. The Department also has a multi-purpose laboratory with the most advanced equipment and facilities designed for professional training in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and for language learning.
Applicants holding a 12-year school-leaving qualification or a partially completed sub-degree qualification will apply for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Linguistics and Translation with an undeclared major*. The minimum graduation requirement for students of the four-year structure is 120 credit units. During their first year, students will study a broad range of Gateway Education (GE), College foundation and specified courses, as well as Department foundation-year courses in Linguistics and Translation. Students will enter a major* after finishing the first year of study. The top 40% of students [based on (i) cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at the end of Semester B; (ii) no failed grades in any courses in Semesters A and B; and (iii) completion of at least 30 credit units in Semesters A and B, including the number of credit units specified by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Department of Linguistics and Translation for its required courses] will have free choice of either major offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major of their choice, subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.
Applicants holding a 13-year school-leaving qualification, an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or a General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCEAL) qualification may apply for admission to the Department of Linguistics and Translation with Advanced Standing I, or to the Department to study the four-year programme without advanced standing (first-year studies).
*Current major options: Linguistics and Language Applications, Translation and Interpretation. The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements.
During their first year, students will study a broad range of Gateway Education (GE), College foundation and specified courses, as well as Department foundation-year courses in linguistics and translation.
Student/Alumni sharing is available at http://www4.lt.cityu.edu.hk/alumni/