LT5510 - Contrastive Studies of Chinese and English Grammar

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2019/20

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

This course aims to enable students to compare and contrast the differences between Chinese and English with respect to phonology, morphology and syntax. Chinese is evidently different from English, but their differences are not totally arbitrary, but fall under some limited bounds. This course shows how their grammatical properties can be accounted for in a principled way by general linguistic theory. After attending course lectures, the students will not only have an adequate understanding of the grammars of Chinese and English but can also see the limit to variations.

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

Continuous Assessment: 65%
Examination: 35%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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