- Code LING6017
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Asian Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Language Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
This course serves as an introduction to the field of Chinese linguistics. A range of Chinese varieties will be studied, with respect to the sound system, lexicon and sentence structure, cultural meanings and the writing system. Students will have the opportunity to work with natural (spoken and written) data to gain an understanding of the similarities and differences across these varieties. We will also consider some of the more unusual features of Chinese languages within the areal perspective of East and Southeast Asia. While this course may be of particular interest with students who have prior knowledge of Chinese, such knowledge is not required.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate a deep understanding of the field of Chinese linguistics;
- apply analytical techniques to describe more complex features of a variety of Chinese language based on natural data; and
- critically evaluate an aspect of Sinitic languages.
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Indicative Assessment1x analytical assignment, 3 pages (20%) [LOS 1, 2]
1x critical evaluation of an aspect of Sinitic languages (1,500-word) (25%) [LOS 1, 3]
1x Research Project (3000 words) (50%) [LOS 1, 2, 3]
Class participation (5%) [LOS 1, 2, 3]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingNorman, Jerry (2012). Chinese [17th printing]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Assumed KnowledgeKnowledge of Chinese language is desirable, but not essential.
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