Department of English Language and Literature

  • Postal address

    OEW 1115, 11/F, Oen Hall Building, Ho Sin Hang Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, 224 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon,

    Hong Kong

Organization Profile

The Department of English Language and Literature aims to provide students with a quality liberal arts education through its various degree programmes. The uniqueness of the Department lies in its multi-disciplinary character as reflected in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that it offers.

The research areas of staff are broadly, Linguistics/Language Studies (Bilingualism; Contrastive Linguistics; Intercultural Communication; Gender and Language; Language Acquisition and Language Learning; Phonetics and Phonology; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax; Text/Discourse Analysis; World Englishes; Applied Linguistics; Professional Communication; Multimodal Communication; Hong Kong English) and Literary Studies (Twenty-First Century and Contemporary Literature; Chinese Western Comparative Literature; Gender and Literature; Identity & Diaspora in Literature; Literature and Film; New Literatures in English; Hong Kong Literature; Nineteenth-Century Literature; Modernist Literature; Victorian Literature: Contemporary and Modern Drama; Postcolonial Studies).

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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