LT4241 - Topics in Syntax

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
CTL3211 Semantics, LT3211 Semantics and CTL3214 Phonology, LT3214 Phonology
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2016/17
Semester B 2017/18 (Tentative)

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

This course aims at providing a general survey of the grammar of Mandarin Chinese/Putonghua, with a particular focus on the morph-syntactic aspects (sentence structure, phrase structure, word formation) and the interaction between syntax, semantics and pragmatics. It will give the students a chance to study in depth certain areas of Chinese grammar and appreciate its complexity, including grammatical and dialectal differences between Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Students will be given opportunities to develop analytical skills to explore different solutions to different problems, and to learn how to make use of the knowledge in grammar in practice (e.g., teaching Chinese as a second language, translation, etc.).

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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