LING 367 - Languages of Asia
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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This course explores Asian languages as a key to Asian history and culture; regions covered include China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, and Pakistan.

The course will have the following parts:

  1. an introduction to some basic methods and concepts of linguistics

  2. an overview of the main spoken languages and language families of Asia

  3. the origins, development, and spread of writing systems, major and minor

  4. the historical and cultural causes and effects of language contact and borrowing of vocabulary

  5. language politics in premodern, modern and post-colonial contexts.

Themes that will emerge from our discussions and readings include the role of language as a bearer of culture and ideology, the cultural and political aspects of language change, and the dilemmas of language policy.

LING 367 - Languages of Asia
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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