This module is designed to provide students with knowledge of the marked properties of the Chinese language. It is an intensive study of selected topics in Chinese linguistics, such as phonology, grammar, semantics, rhetoric, lexicology, dialectology, etc. Textual criticism, the Chinese script as well as the relationship between literature and linguistics will also be covered. This course will enhance students' ability to analyze Chinese language at various levels, and their general proficiency of the language. Target students may be those graduate students in the Department who have an interest in Chinese linguistics.