- Code ASIA8051
- 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
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Peter Hendriks
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2016
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The power of language is often overlooked in discussions of Asia. This course aims to redress this neglect by placing language in the foreground and showing how the power of language, as well as the language(s) of power, shape life and culture in Asia. This course will investigate topics such as the potency of script, colonial languages, language choice, and honorifics and their roles in forming Asian societies and cultures.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of advanced terminology and issues in the field of linguistics as they pertain to the languages and writing systems of Asia;
- discuss critically and in depth native and non-native speakers' attitudes towards language and writing;
- critically assess the typical arguments made in linguistic discussions;
- explain the complex attitudes people have to language and to multilingualism;
- compare and analyse linguistic systems in great detail;
- research linguistic issues of interest in the region's languages and present arguments and conclusions coherently, persuasively, and meaningfully, in both a written and an oral format
Indicative AssessmentShort (1000 word) essay on language and script reform (15%) [LO 1, 2, 4, 6]
Short (1000 word) essay on language policy in multilingual states (15%) [LO 1, 4, 5, 6]
Participation in tutorial discussion (10%), [LO 2, 3, 4]
Critical analysis of four articles (1000 words) (20%) [LO 1, 2, 3]
Final essay (3000 words) (30%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
Tutorial presentation (10%) [LO 2, 4, 5, 6]
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4549||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|