Prospective Students

Linguistics Courses

LING2056  /  LING2064  /  LING2001  

Non HKU students application deadline: 31 March 2019 (Non-local students)

                                                                     31 May 2019 (Local students)

*For HKU students, please follow the summer semester add/drop period. 

Credit bearing courses with the ARTS prefix are for exchange and visiting students only, while History courses, Philosophy courses, Music courses, Fine arts courses, Linguistics courses and courses with the GCIN prefix are for all undergraduate students, including eligible HKU students. Fee exemption/reduction applies for HKU students and students under formal HKU exchange agreements. 

Please, note that no add/drop will be permitted after the commencement of the summer courses.

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LING2056 Sociolinguistics (6 credits)

The course introduces students to the study of the relationship between language and society. The course includes topics like language variation and change, language and gender, multilingualism and language contact, and language policy. Aspects like the distinction between language and dialect will be covered next to how language attitudes shape our communicative behaviour and the way we perceive speakers. The course has both theoretical and empirical content and includes many case studies and practical exercises from languages and regions around the world.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: July 2 –  July 12, 2019 (two weeks); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.   

Programme Fee: HKD14,000

Course Description: please click here
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LING2064 Languages in Africa (6 credits)

Over 2000 languages belonging to six major language families are spoken in Africa, making it the linguistically most diverse continent. This course covers the linguistic diversity of Africa in its social and cultural context to foster a multidimensional understanding of both linguistic structure and the role of language in society. The course includes the study of the linguistic structure and social functions of specific African languages (e.g. Fongbe, Lingala, Arabic, Zulu), covers language contact and language loss, European colonial languages spoken in Africa (English, French, Portuguese, Spanish), and the use of African languages in the media, education, and their role in nation-building.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: July 15 –  July 26, 2019 (two weeks); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   

Programme Fee: HKD14,000

Course Description: please click here
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LING2001 Computational Linguistics (6 credits)

The course introduces students to how computers can be used to “understand” and “generate”  language. The course provides an overview of various subfields of natural language processing (or NLP): speech recognition, speech synthesis, morphological and syntactic analysis, text mining and machine translation. For each of these domains, at the practical level, students will discover a few key techniques and learn to apply basic algorithms. At a broader level, they will be acquainted with the current achievements and challenges, and reflect upon social and ethical implications. The course will include a hands-on experience in text mining, as students will learn to modify a predefined code in R to analyze an English novel of their choice.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: June 24 –  July 5, 2019 (two weeks); Mon to Fri, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.   

Programme Fee: HKD14,000

Course Description: please click here

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