• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Peter Hendriks
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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The course aims to familiarise students with the linguistic situation in Asia. It investigates the major languages of the region from the perspective of their genetic status, their historical development and interaction, their major typological features, and their present-day social position. Sample topics discussed will include writing-systems, the role of classical varieties, patterns of borrowing, honorifics, and language standardisation, with illustration from the range of Asian languages taught at the ANU.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
1. understand the basic terminology and issues of the field of linguistics as they pertain to the languages of Asia;
2. discuss native and non-native speakers' attitudes towards language and writing;
3. assess the typical arguments made in linguistic discussions;
4. explain the complex attitudes people have to language, and multilingualism;
5. analyse and compare linguistic systems;
7. research linguistic issues of interest in the region's languages and present arguments and conclusions coherently, persuasively, and meaningfully;
8. reflect on and articulate how your own views on language have developed over the course of the semester;
9. reflect on and articulate issues that you have had in your own language learning process.


Other Information

Note: ASIA6101 Language in Asia (L) is available for students wishing to take this course as a language option. Assignments are completed in your nominated language, agreed with the coordinator.

Indicative Assessment

One 2500-3000 word essay (30%),

Two 1000 word essays (30%),

One 1000 word language learning essay (15%)

One 1000 word critical review of 3-4 articles (10%)

Participation in class (5%),

Participation in on-line discussion (10%).

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Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ASIA1001 or ASIA2001 or ASIA2103 or ASIA6001.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1948 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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