East Asian Languages and Cultures | Intro to Chinese Linguistics
C421 | 28864 | Lin, C


-This section for undergraduates only
-Meets with a graduate section on this topic

This course gives students an overview of the linguistic
characteristics of Mandarin Chinese. It investigates Chinese
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics from both
formal and functional perspectives. Topics regarding the relation
between the Chinese language, culture, and cognition will also be
discussed. Through a series of problem solving exercises and projects
on these topics, students are expected to develop analytical skills
pertinent to linguistic observations and argumentation.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least the elementary level Chinese is
required so that you will be able to work on the Chinese data assigned.