LING3003 Linguistics Field Trip

Dr. Cathryn Donohue

Capstone Course. Sem 2, 6 credits

Course Description

This is a required course for students majoring in General Linguistics. The field trip is technically designated as a final year course but may be taken in the third or fourth year.

The aim of the course is to provide an opportunity for students of linguistics to have first-hand experience with languages as they are spoken and used in particular settings, and to carry out an empirical investigation on some aspect of a language ‘on-site’ (e.g. structural, cognitive, socio-cultural, or technological aspects of a language). The field trip is the best way of putting knowledge about language structure and use into practice, and forms an essential part of a linguist’s training.

To satisfy the requirements of the course, students should be actively involved in pre-trip preparations then (1) participate in a 10-14 day field trip outside Hong Kong (e.g. to China, SE Asia, Europe, or Africa), led and supervised by members of staff; (2) carry out an empirical investigation of a linguistics topic in consultation with their supervisors; and (3) write up and hand in a report upon return from the field trip.

Government Support: Students who have financial difficulties in meeting the cost of the field trip can apply for a grant from the government via the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS), or the Faculty Student Mobility Fund through the Faculty of Arts.

Pre-requisite
LING1000

Please note that some Field trip courses have their own prerequisites depending on the instructor/focus of the field trip.

Note: For General Linguistics majors only.

Course Details

Syllabus:
N/A

Assessment:
Attendance in the pre-trip course, participation in the field trip and a written report.

Tutorials:
N/A

Recommended to take LING2061.

Course Timeslots (1)

TUE
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MB249