- Code ASIA1001
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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.
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.
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.
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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Normally delivered intensively / flexibly over two weekends (subject to student input), complemented by assignment work.
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