• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Cultural Studies, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Pacific Studies, Asia Pacific Studies More...
  • Minor code APLI-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

Linguistics is the study of human language: how we use language to communicate; how languages vary and change across time and space; and how we learn and process language. This minor aims to introduce students to how language works and the roles language plays in human society through the most linguistically diverse region of the world: Asia and the Pacific. The minor builds on an introduction to the study of linguistics and an introduction to the languages of Asia and the Pacific, and allows for further study of different sub-fields in linguistics with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. An understanding of how language works can be a useful adjunct to many areas of study, including any foreign language, literature, anthropology, philosophy, computer science, or psychology.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Understand how people use languages to communicate, and of the roles of language in human society,

2. Understand and evaluate basic linguistic concepts and models, and how they are applicable to languages in the Asia and Pacific region,

3. Conduct basic linguistic analysis on a range of language data,

4. Identify and critique popular views on language use and language diversity in the Asia and Pacific region. 

Areas of Interest

  • Asian Languages
  • Cultural Studies
  • Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Pacific Studies
  • Asia Pacific Studies
  • Language Studies
  • Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Linguistics
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This minor requires 24 units, which consist of:

6 units from completion of the following compulsory course:
LING1001    Introduction to the study of language

6 units from one version of the following course:
ASIA2001     Language in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA2103    Language in Asia and the Pacific (L)

A minimum of 6 units from completion of the following courses:
ASIA2308    Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific
ASIA2100    Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific (L)
INDN3104    Advanced Indonesian: History and Development of the Language
JPNS3006    Advanced Japanese: Language in Context
LING2017    Chinese Linguistics
LING2028    Japanese Linguistics

A maximum of 6 units from completion of the following courses:
LING2012    Cross-cultural communication
LING2018    Languages in Contact
LING2022    Language Policy and Language Politics
LING2005    Language Change and Linguistic Reconstruction
LING2003    Introduction to Syntax
LING2010    Sounds of the World’s Languages: Phonetics and Phonology

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