CHIN 380 Topics in Chinese Linguistics: Introduction to the Chinese Language



Fall 2008

Class number 10287 Section 1  Thursdays 2-4:45PM  PSY-324


By Dr. Tim Xie



           Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

        This course is taught in English with some Chinese examples.

        Introduction to modern standard Chinese, classical Chinese, the rise of written vernacular, dialect variations and sociolinguistic issues.

        Students will not be shocked by the fact that Chinese speakers have various accents and their speech is different from what the students learned in school. They will not be confused by different writing systems used in the mainland of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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