LT3216 - Chinese Linguistics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course serves as a general introduction to the history and grammar of Chinese languages, with special focus on Mandarin and Cantonese. Topics to be discussed include the writing systems, grammatical properties (morphology, syntax, phonetics, phonology) of Mandarin, typological characteristics and comparisons of different Chinese dialects/languages, and the development from Old Chinese to the variety of modern Chinese languages.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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