25.4003, Support: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics / Hong Kong

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Subject: 25.4003, Support: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics / Hong Kong

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Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:31:28
From: Ken Lau [lauken at hku.hk]
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics: PhD Student, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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 Institution/Organization: University of Hong Kong 
Department: Centre for Applied English Studies 
Web Address: http://caes.hku.hk/home/applied-linguistics-programmes/research-postgraduate-studies/ 

Level: PhD 

Duties: Research,Project Work
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics 
Language Change, TESOL 


The Centre for Applied English Studies encourages applications for full-time and part-time Ph.D or M. Phil from well-qualified candidates whose research interests match those of the Centre. The Centre has special expertise in a number of areas. It is particularly strong in linguistics as applied to English language education at university level. Full-time students may be awarded a postgraduate scholarship.
Our supervisors' research interests can broadly be classified into five areas:

- autonomous learning; 
- self-access learning

Discourse Studies:
- academic and professional literacies;
- discourse analysis (including written and spoken; corpus approach);
- second language writing;
- writing across the curriculum

English Language Teaching:
- assessment and evaluation;
- classroom interaction; 
- curriculum development
- task-based learning; 
- L2 listening

Language Learning:
- computer-assisted language learning;
- individual differences in language learning; 
- learner histories; 
- learning styles and strategies;
- psycholinguistics;
- second/third language acquisition

- code-mixing;
- conversation analysis;
- cross-cultural communication; 
- humour;
- identity construction; 
- language contact;
- politeness; 
- workplace communication; 
- institutional talk; 
- computer-mediated communication; 
- interlanguage and intercultural pragmatics; 
- speech acts; 
- teaching and learning pragmatics

The Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong offers the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship to the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong's institutions. Details can be found at: https://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html

How to Apply:
To apply, you will need to identify a research topic first and write a substantial research proposal with your research questions, a review of the literature, research methodology, expected findings and significance. Previous applicants have normally written proposals of about 15 to 20 pages long. 

For more information and enquiries, please contact Dr. Ken Lau, Research Postgraduate Admissions Advisor. 

Application Deadline: 01-Dec-2014 

Web Address for Applications: http://www.gradsch.hku.hk/gradsch/prospective-students/how-to-apply 

Contact Information: 
	Dr. Ken Lau 
	lauken at hku.hk  

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