• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course aims to familiarise students with the general 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 will include writing systems, the role of classical varieties, patterns of borrowing, honorifics, language policy, language politics, language and 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.

Other Information

Note:ASIA2103 Language in Asia (L) is for students wishing to take this course as a language option. ASIA2103 is offered as a language option in some of the College's language majors. Assignments are completed in your nominated language, agreed with the coordinator.

Indicative Assessment

One 2500-3000 word essay (40%),

Two 1000 word essays (40%),

Participation in class (5%),

Participation in on-line discussion (15%).

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Workload

Normally delivered intensively / flexibly over two weekends (subject to student input), complemented by assignment work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Prescribed Texts

See ASIA2001

Preliminary Reading

See ASIA2001

Minors

Fees

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

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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
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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