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Level: PhD
Duty: Research,Teaching
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition Language and Gender, Bilingual Interaction
Specific Language: English
Chinese, Yue
Application Deadline: 05-Dec-2013
Supporting Institution: The Hong Kong Institute of Education
Linguistics and Modern Language Studies
LL Issue: 24.4282
Posted: 29-Oct-2013
Support Description: The Hong Kong Institute of Education is one of the eight Hong Kong government-funded tertiary institutions. The Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies invites applications for admission into our Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Ph.D. degree programmes in 2014/15.

Successful applicants will be awarded generous studentships of up to six semesters. The monthly stipend for the 2013-14 academic year is HK$13,800. Non-local applicants are guaranteed on-campus residence.

In line with the Hong Kong government’s language policy goal of biliteracy and trilingualism, we have been conducting high-quality research on the functioning of human language as a semiotic, meaning-making system, with particular reference to language learning and use in multilingual settings. We welcome doctoral-level projects that help advance our understanding of these and other related research areas, especially projects which call for scientific, inter-disciplinary inquiry that entails the use of multiple methods.

For the application details please see the application website address below.
Application Mailing Address: Ms Yung Yung, Kathy Lau 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po New Territories Hong Kong xxx China
Application Web Address: http://www.ied.edu.hk/gradsch/
Contact Information: Ms Yuen Ling, Rachel Wong yulingwong@ied.edu.hk Phone:852 - 29487691