• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Zhengdao Ye
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
    See Future Offerings

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.

 

Learning Outcomes

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:
  1. demonstrate a deep understanding of the field of Chinese linguistics;
  2. apply analytical techniques to describe more complex features of a variety of Chinese language based on natural data; and
  3. critically evaluate an aspect of Sinitic languages. 

Other Information

How to enrol into a course offered in a non-standard session (Summer Session, Autumn Session, Winter Session, Spring Session):
  1. Complete an Enrolment Variation Form (including the Course Code, Class number and Session).
  2. Submit the Form via email to ug.students.cass@anu.edu.au or in person to the CASS Student Office. If the course requires permission, please include an email from the Course Convenor.
  3. Submit your request as early as possible prior to the commencement of the relevant Session, allowing up to 3 weeks for processing.
  4. Please take note of the Overload Policy, which may apply if you are enrolling in a non-standard session.

If you have questions, please contacts the CASS Student Office a ug.students.cass@anu.edu.au.

Indicative Assessment

1x 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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Workload

130 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

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LING2017.

Preliminary Reading

Norman, Jerry (2012). Chinese [17th printing]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Assumed Knowledge

Knowledge of Chinese language is desirable, but not essential.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6002 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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