The Centre for Language Discourse & Communication (Centre for LDC) works across the School of Arts & Humanities and the School of Social Science & Public Policy and has ESCR recognition and particular strengths in educational linguistics; literacy studies; sociolinguistics; text and discourse analysis; psycholinguistics and cognitive linguistics; historical linguistics; corpus linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. Research focuses on the dynamics of language and literacy within globalisation and intercultural contact, on language, literacy and discourse in everyday interaction, in education, literature, and popular culture, in new & mass media, and in medical and workplace settings. The Centre runs a number of seminar series, research days and workshops, some in collaboration with other parts of the University of London, which are invaluable to Language & Linguistics MPhil/PhD students.
Joint PhD programme
This joint degree draws on the strengths of HKU and King’s in the broad field of Language, Discourse & Communication, including specialist areas such as: discourse analysis, language & interaction, social pragmatics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language disorders, typological & contrastive linguistics, grammar & morphosyntax.