Topics on Chinese Linguistics II

This module is designed to introduce students to some selected topics in Chinese linguistics, such as contrastive analysis of Chinese and other languages (mainly English) or between Chinese dialects (at various levels: phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical, etc.), comparative rhetoric, language variation, standardization, language planning, etc. The above topics are also discussed from historical, social, and cultural perspectives, in addition to a descriptive one, whenever pertinent. Students are expected to carry out extensive fieldwork.

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