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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, language structure and the social aspects of language use in various Asian societies are investigated through systematic reading and analysis. Areas for discussion are chosen from Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and other Asian societies. Topics will include dialects, speech styles, ethnicity and identity and language policy issues. This subject is relevant for students with an interest in sociolinguistics and/or an Asian language or Asian Studies, and may be included within a major in Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese or Asian Studies, as well as Linguistics.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Bradley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 15 credit points at first-year level from Linguistics, or must have passed 30 credit points of any Faculty and Humanities and Social Sciences subject. All other students require Coordinator's approval.


Incompatible subjects LIN3LIA

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