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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Program Name:

Language and Communication
Program Homepage: http://web.hku.hk/~langcom/
Institution: University of Hong Kong
Address: Pokfulam Road
City: Hong Kong
Zip/Postal Code: HK
Country: Hong Kong
Contact Person: Hans-Georg Wolf , Associate Professor

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Phone: (852) 2859 1922
Linguistic Subfield(s): Cognitive Science
Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Ling & Literature
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
Language/Language Family Specialization(s): Chinese, Mandarin
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: Language and Communication is a new interdisciplinary program with a broad range of courses offered by several departments within the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences (Chinese, Comparative Literature, English, Japanese, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology), where the use of language is studied from various angles. It equips students with the intellectual skills to critically examine the creation of meaning in communication and trains them to be linguistically well-versed leaders in a globalized and multicultural world.
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