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ENGL1056/LCOM1001 - Introduction to language and communication
2021-2022 First Semester
Contact Hours per week
Form of Assessment
100% coursework
Monday , 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm , CPD-LG.08
Thursday , 4:30 pm - 6:20 pm , CPD-LG.08
A minimum Level 5 in English Language HKDSE exam, or an equivalent score in another recognized English proficiency test.

*Note: Students admitted in 2020-21 or before may choose LCOM1001. Students admitted in 2021-22 and thereafter may only choose ENGL1056.*

This course introduces a range of theories, approaches and applications pertinent to the study of language and communication. In doing so, students will be familiarized with key concepts and frameworks used for studying language and communication. While the course will highlight the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to language and communication, it will strongly draw on themes and research from within the field of sociolinguistics. Based on these insights, students will be encouraged to bring real-life data and reflect on their own linguistic experiences to inform their discussions and coursework. Students will be expected to develop ideas for research projects and collect small segments of data for analysis.



Topics may include:

Language, Communication, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Research Methods, Content Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Interviews, Ethnography, Transcription



The course will consist of a mix of lectures, workshops and tutorials.


Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should:<