Master of Arts in Applied English Linguistics

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Master of Arts in Applied English Linguistics

應用英語語言學文學碩士課程

  
For enquiries about the programme, please contact:
Dr Anna TSO Wing Bo Tel: (852)27685746 Email: atso@ouhk.edu.hk

The programme is recognized by the Education Bureau of the HK SAR Government:
(1) as a recognized English language major degree programme on the SCOLAR list;
(2) as a qualification meeting the language proficiency requirement of an English language major degree; and
(3) for the Professional Development Incentive Grant Scheme for Language Teachers.

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MA IN APPLIED ENGLISH LINGUISTICS
應用英語語言學文學碩士課程

The Master of Arts in Applied English Linguistics (MAAEL) programme is designed to meet the growing demand from professionals and individuals who are concerned with the use of language in a wide range of situations. It introduces students to the application of linguistic theories and methods in a variety of professional settings. It is therefore relevant not only to language teachers, but also to those who have a general interest in language issues or engage in solving language-related problems in other professions.

 

The programme aims to develop in students a broad understanding of the systems of English; a general knowledge of the central issues in applied linguistics; the skills required for conducting research in applied linguistics; and a critical awareness of the role of language in addressing real-world problems in different contexts, such as education, translation and the legal sector.

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Distinctive Features

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Renowned experts in the field of applied English linguistics will teach in this programme. Advisors include Prof. Winnie Cheng (Department of English, Hong Kong Polytechnic University),  Prof. Martin Warren (Department of English, Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Prof. Jonathan Webster (Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong) and Prof. Andy Kirkpatrick.

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Convenient schedule with classes in the evenings and/or Saturday/ Sunday afternoons/evenings will be arranged.

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Mainland and Hong Kong students can apply. Mainland students may be granted scholarship.



 

Mode of Study:
Face-to-face teaching
1-year full-time / 2-year part-time
Tuition Fee: around HK$80,000 for the whole programme
Application:
From January to June
(Interviews will begin in March)
Admission:
September every year
Language of Instruction: English for all courses except TRAN A807BF
Entry Requirements: A Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualifications

The programme structure will be as follows:


Students pursuing the MAAEL programme must successfully complete 60 credits as follows:

40 credits of core subjects:

Subject code

Subject title

Credits

LANG A881F English Language Systems 1 10
LANG A882F English Language Systems 2 10
LANG A883F Current Issues in Applied Linguistics 10
LANG A884F Methods in Applied Linguistics 10

Additional 20 credits from the following elective subjects:

Subject code

Subject title

Credits

LANG A885F # Language, Culture and Society in Hong Kong 10
TRAN A801BF Topics in Translation 5
TRAN A803BF Hong Kong Legal System and Legal English 5
TRAN A807BF Legal Translation in Hong Kong 5
TRAN A811F Critical Reading for Translators (English) 5
EDU E819 * Investigating Language in Action 20

# offered subject to the number of students enrolled

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Course content of the four core subjects:

  LANG A881F   English Language Systems 1

·

English language systems: An overview

·

What is syntax?

·

The grammatical hierarchy

·

Morphemes

·

Words

·

Phrases

·

Clauses

·

Sentences

·

Current trends in grammar studies


  LANG A882F   English Language Systems 2

·

Phonetics and phonology

 

- Sounds in English
- Stress
- Connected speech
- Intonation

·

Semantics

 

- Key concepts in semantics
- Meaning relations between words
- Meaning relations between sentences

·

Pragmatics

 

- Key concepts in pragmatics
- Politeness theory
- Speech acts
- Indirectness


  LANG A883F   Current Issues in Applied Linguistics

·

Linguistics and applied linguistics

·

Applied linguistics vs. linguistics applied

·

History and development of applied linguistics

·

Scope of applied linguistics

·

Current trends and future directions in applied linguistics


  LANG A884F   Methods in Applied Linguistics

·

Research methods in applied linguistics: An overview

·

Qualitative and quantitative research in applied linguistics

·

Case study and applied linguistics

·

Questionnaire-design in applied linguistics

·

Statistics and applied linguistics

·

Computer software and applied linguistics

·

Corpus linguistics and applied linguistics

·

Functional approach to discourse analysis




MAAEL Presentation Schedule
September 2014
 
 
 
LANG A881F
English Language Systems 1
(10)
LANG A883F
Current Issues in Applied Linguistics
(10)
LANG A885F
Language, Culture and Society in Hong Kong
(10)
TRAN A801BF
Topics in Translation
(5)
TRAN A803BF
Hong Kong Legal System and Legal English
(5)
TRAN A811F
Critical Readings for Translators (English)
(5)
January 2015
 
 
 
LANG A882F
English Language Systems 2
(10)
LANG A884F
Methods in Applied Linguistics
(10)
TRAN A807BF
Legal Translation in Hong Kong (5)
April 2015
 
 
 
EDU E819 *
Investigating Language in Action
(20)

* a two-semester course offered in the distance-learning mode

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Core courses

Elective courses

 
 
 

January

Core courses

Elective courses

LANG A884F

TRAN A807BF

LANG A882F  

 

April

Core courses

Elective courses

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EDU E819

   
   
     Seminar(s)
   
Seminar Notes on 23 October 2014: Critical Discourse Analysis by Prof. Winnie Cheng

 

 

 

 

 

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