20 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: The module surveys various cultural and social aspects of the major languages of modern East Asia (Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese) from a regional perspective, the nature and status of minority languages in the region, and the historical development and relationship of languages. The various issues are grouped into four major themes: (1) language relationships, (2) script, (3) reform, and (4) culture/society. The module aims to equip students with a broad understanding of the cultural, social, historical, political and contact issues of language in East Asia, and to encourage students to take a critical regional perspective rather than a single-country view.

Staff Contact: Dr Nicolas Tranter, School of East Asian Studies
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials
Assessment: Formal Examination, Coursework

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