Thanks to the unreserved efforts of the faculty members and the students, the Graduate Institute of Linguistics has been enriched with valuable resources and facilities. With the plan of establishing a doctoral program in the near future, the Institute’s development will focus on the following aspects:
- Integrating foreign language resources
The College of Foreign Languages offers language training in nine languages, namely, English, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, German, French, and Spanish. The Institute will promote cross-linguistic research of these languages.
- Integrating indigenous language resources
By collaborating with the Department of Chinese Literature and the Department of Ethnology, the Institute will promote in-depth research on the various languages in Taiwan (Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, Hakka, and Austronesian languages).
- Developing linguistic theories
With the rich indigenous and foreign language resources available, the Institute is characterized by its global perspectives. With such an advantage, we aim to develop original linguistic theories.
- Developing applied language sciences
With the resources from the College of Foreign Languages, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Social Sciences and the Colleges of Communication, the Institute aims to develop interdisciplinary research which integrates linguistic studies with studies in cognitive psychology, language education, social policies, and ethnology.
- Incorporating electronic and information technology into linguistic research
With the resources from the Computer Center, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Management Information System, and the Graduate Institute of Library and Information Science, the Institute aims to promote research in Computational Linguistics and Corpus Linguistics.
- Training our students to become research and education specialists with global perspectives
With the parallel development of theoretical linguistics and applied linguistics, the Institute aims to train our students to become research and education specialists with global perspectives.