• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Non Language Asian Studies, Pacific Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies More...
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bethwyn Evans
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course is an introduction to the languages of Asia and the Pacific that explores the diversity, complexity and vitality of  languages of the regions to our north and east. The course uses case studies from a number of countries and societies to cover topics such as: the history and power of spoken and written forms of language (eg. in China, Japan, India, Papua New Guinea); language choice and language politics in multilingual societies (eg. India, Indonesia, East Timor); the influence of thought and culture on language use (eg. politeness in Korean and Indonesian); and the impact of language contact in multilingual societies, including English in Asia and the Pacific, and Asian and Pacific languages in the world. The course introduces concepts, theories and models from linguistics that allow us to develop a nuanced view of the region through the lens of language.

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 basic linguistic concepts and models and how they are applicable to languages in Asia and the Pacific

2. reflect on and articulate challenges and successes in their own language learning process

3. critically assess and evaluate research on language in Asia and the Pacific

4. research issues of linguistic interest in the region and present arguments and conclusions coherently, persuasively, and meaningfully.

Other Information

Note: ASIA2103 Language in Asia and the Pacific (L) is available 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 (providing a marker is available), agreed with the coordinator.

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

1. Tutorial Participation

- 10% of course grade; addresses all four learning outcomes

2. Article critique

- 20% of the course mark; addresses learning outcomes 1 and 3

3. Essay

- 40% of course mark; addresses learning outcomes 1, 3 and 4

4. Exam

- 30% of course mark; addresses all four learning outcomes

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

Contact hours for this course are two one-hour lectures and one one-hour tutorial per week. Students are expected to spend an additional six hours of independent study on prescribed class readings, tutorial preparation, and assessment preparation.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed at least 24 units of university courses. This course is incompatible with ASIA2103 and ASIA8051.

Prescribed Texts

There is no single prescribed text for this course. Readings will be provided from various sources and made available on the course Wattle site.

Areas of Interest

  • Asian Languages
  • Non Language Asian Studies
  • Pacific Studies
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Language Studies
  • Asia-Pacific Studies

Majors

Minors

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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
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
2759 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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