From: Alice Chan <enalicecityu.edu.hk>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: PhD Student, City University of Hong Kong
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Institution/Organization: City University of Hong Kong
Department: Department of English
Web Address: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/cityu/dpt-acad/chass-en.htm
Job Rank: PhD
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics
Ph.D. Studentships and Research Tuition Scholarships
The Department of English at City University of Hong Kong announces the
availability of studentships and research tuition scholarships for study leading
towards Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics and Communication.
The Department of English at the City University of Hong Kong offers a range of
programmes and courses in English for Professional Communication, Teaching
English as a Second/Foreign Language, Bilingual Education, English for Specific
Purposes, English for Academic Purposes, English Literature, Cultural Studies,
English Language Studies, and European Languages. We have an outstanding
international faculty, including many world-renowned scholars in the fields of
Applied Linguistics and Professional Communication. Each year, members of the
department produce a range of international and local publications, including
books, journal articles, and book chapters, and also present their work at major
academic conferences all over the world.
Areas of Study
The Department of English admits postgraduate students with research interests
in fields relevant to the Department's areas of expertise. The programmes focus
on a wide range of interdisciplinary theories and perspectives drawn from
relevant domains in the social and behavioural sciences, the humanities and
related professional fields. Our research areas include:
- Studies of English applied linguistics and discourse analysis as used in
professional communication, especially in cross-cultural settings, with
particular focus on such areas as business, law, medicine, education, creative
and cultural industries, computer-mediated discourse
- Other areas of study include corpus linguistics, genre analysis,
cross-cultural studies, language and law, forensic linguistics, second language
acquisition, pragmatics, critical discourse analysis, language policy and planning.
Successful applicants of studentships receive stipends of HK$13,440 (about
1,200 or US$1,730) per month for a maximum of three years. The studentships
require residence in Hong Kong for at least half of the study period and they
must result in a Ph.D. dissertation.
Research Degree tuition scholarships are also available which will waive half of
the tuition fees for a maximum of three years.
Applicants should hold a higher degree by research (or equivalent qualification)
from a recognized university in a related field such as Linguistics, Applied
Linguistics, Professional Communication, and Cultural Studies. Prior research
experience is a plus.
For information about the Department of English and the application procedures,
please visit our website provided above.
For information about online application, please visit
For additional information, interested applicants are welcome to contact
Dr. Alice Chan
Department of English, City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
Applications Deadline: 02-Sep-2009
Web Address for Applications: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/cityu/dpt-acad/sgs.htm
Dr. Alice Chan
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