- Code LING2017
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
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This course gives an introduction to linguistically interesting aspects, both historical and modern, of Modern Standard Chinese and Chinese dialects. The course will be of particular interest to students who wish to learn more about how the Chinese language is structured and functions, and especially to those who wish to teach English to Chinese speakers, and Chinese to English speakers. It will also be of value to students of Chinese societies in general.
1. Structure of Modern Standard Chinese: Phonology (Sounds), Morphology (Word Structure), Syntax (Sentence Structure), Semantics (Meanings).
2. Modern Dialectology: Main linguistic characteristics of three major groups (Wu, Min, Yue).
3. Historical Linguistics: Genetic affiliation. Reconstruction from the modern dialects. Ancient Chinese (Traditional yinyunxue: Rhyme books and tables). Archaic Chinese. The writing system.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Depending on how well they satisfy the requirements of the course, students will be able to:
- Take any piece of Modern Standard Chinese and describe professionally its Sounds, Word Structure and Sentence Structure, applying the grammatical terminology and analytical techniques they have learned in the course.
- Identify three of the main non-Mandarin dialects (Wú; Min; Yuè) by their characteristic sounds and word-structure.
- Read descriptions of sound inventories in Chinese.
- Make sense of the layout and significance of traditional yÄ«nyùnxué source materials like Rhyme books (yùnshÅ«) & Rhyme tables (yùntú).
Two assignments (50%), test (20%) and essay (30%).
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Two lectures and one tutorial
Requisite and Incompatibility
Norman, Jerry: Chinese [10th printing], Cambridge University Press, 1988.
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6791||27 Jun 2016||27 Jun 2016||08 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||In Person||N/A|