- 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
- Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Bethwyn Evans
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2023
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Around half of the world’s languages are spoken in the Asia-Pacific region. How does this incredible linguistic diversity shape people’s everyday lives? The course uses case studies from across Asia and the Pacific to explore how the multiplicity of languages – spoken, written and signed – is a resource for individuals, communities and nation-states. Language, and different patterns of multilingualism, reflect and create social and cultural identities, and are intertwined with the social and political hierarchies that influence conflict and conflict resolution, equality and inequality, and processes of social stability and change. The language diversity of Asia and the Pacific is also influential on a global scale. The region is the source of some of the world’s most widely used languages, as well as leading the global diversification of English. This course introduces concepts, theories and models from linguistics that allow us to develop more nuanced analyses of the Asia-Pacific region through the lens of language.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of language diversity and its implications across the Asia-Pacific region
- Interpret and reflect critically on academic and applied research on language in Asian and Pacific societies using linguistic concepts and models
- Critically analyse and evaluate different perspectives on the roles of language in the Asia-Pacific region
- Conduct research on topics of individual interest relating to language in the Asia-Pacific region
- Demonstrate skills in written and oral communication, both individually and in groups
- Communicate research findings and conclusions coherently, persuasively, and meaningfully
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,5,6]
- Case Study - 1 (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Case Study - 2 (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Final Project (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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This course requires a total of 130 hours commitment, which includes:
- 20 hours of synchronous classes (intensive weekend)
- 10 hours of a mix of synchronous and asynchronous lectures (before and after the intensive weekend)
- independent study
Requisite and Incompatibility
There is not a prescribed textbook for this course. Course readings are a range of academic journal articles and book chapters.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2641||20 Feb 2023||27 Feb 2023||31 Mar 2023||26 May 2023||In Person||N/A|