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Linguistics at HKU

Linguistics at HKU ranked 1st in Asia, and 10th Worldwide in the QS world university rankings of 2016. In Hong Kong’s Research Assessment Exercise published in 2014, 73% of the Department of Linguistics publications were rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, the two highest rankings possible.

The Department of Linguistics houses research and teaching in phonetics, phonology, syntax, with a fieldwork focus, supplemented by existing strengths in morphology, linguistic typology, psycholinguistics and the study of language contact. We are strongly committed to the study of linguistic diversity. Our work is grounded in solid empirical research of high theoretical significance, and the study of non-Indo-European languages and little researched languages, especially those of Asia. The department houses a phonology laboratory (including ultrasound technology) and a psycholinguistics laboratory. EEG and fMRI technology are also available at the University.

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