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Core Course
Course CodeCourse Name
Semester 1
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LANG 7110Research Methodology
LANG 7401Introduction to the Study of Language: Part I
LANG 7510Language in Society
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Semester 2
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LANG 7402Introduction to the Study of Language: Part II
LANG 7610Discourse Analysis
Elective Course
Course CodeCourse Name
LANG 7390Special Topic in Language Studies
LANG 7530Language Curriculum
LANG 7540Language for Specific Purposes
LANG 7550English as a World Language
LANG 7570Language and Education
LANG 7580Language Development
LANG 7590Advanced Topics in Discourse Studies
LANG 7600Comparative Studies of English and Chinese Grammar
LANG 7630Pragmatics in Language Learning and Teaching
LANG 7640Grammar of Modern English
LANG 7650Advanced Seminar in Language and Gender
LANG 7660Linguistics and Liberal Thinking
LANG 7670Linguistic Analysis of Children's Literature
LANG 7680Language, Politics, and Identity


LANG 7680Language, Politics, and Identity
This course aims to provide students with an overview of how language functions politically, including the construction of social and individual identity. It will examine not only the political and identity-related use of language, but also how the structure of languages themselves has been moulded by these uses and functions. The linguistic issues in Hong Kong and Greater China Region, as well as cultural issues arising from class discussions, will be focused on. These issues will also be discussed in comparison with the language use and cultures of various communities. As an area of study which is by nature interdisciplinary, this course will draw ideas from the fields of linguistics and English studies, as well as adjacent disciplines such as cultural studies, sociology and political science. On this basis, this course serves as a good platform for students to develop a critical awareness on the different academic approaches employed by, not only linguistics, but also various fields of knowledge.
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