Department of English
Doctor of Philosophy / Master of Philosophy
Sept 2018 Entry
ENGL revised its research areas in 2016 to better reflect the research that is currently ongoing in the Department The research focus is on applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and professional communication, and there is a high level of synergy between teaching and research. Thematically, the research covers major areas such as corporate business communication (spoken and written), virtual business communication, health communication, digital media communication, advertising and (city) branding, language teaching and learning and core linguistics.
The Department currently has three research Centres. These are the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English (RCPCE) (Prof. Winnie Cheng), International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare (IRCCH) (Prof. Bernadette Watson), and The Inter-University Centre for Applied Language Sciences (with Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University) (iCALS) (Dr Dennis Tay - pending approval).
The Department also has comprehensive research facilities and labs for the use of the RPG students. The Computer Lab contains the following facilities for students: 7-Zip 9.22beta, Adobe Flash Player 14 ActiveX, Adobe Reader XI (11.0.06), Bonjour, Chinese-English Dictionary, ConcGram, EverQuest, KEY Software, K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 9.4.0, KompoZer 0.8b3, Muvizu, Muvizu- Heroes and villains, OpenAL, PrimoPDF – brought to you by Nitro PDF Software, SecondLifeViewer (remove only), Text To Speech, VLC media player 2.0.3, WordSmith 6, Xaira, and XnView 1.99