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  • Chinese 6CHIN20004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is a continuation of Chinese 5. It is designed for students of non-Chinese speaking background who have completed Chinese 5 (previously offered as Chinese 3A), or equivalent. Students will build on the knowledge gained through their previous studies and broaden their reading, listeni...

  • Modern Chinese LiteratureCHIN30010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines developments in modern Chinese literature from the Literary Revolution to the present with a focus on the contemporary period. Students will be encouraged to use digital technologies to facilitate reading comprehension in Chinese. By the end of the subject students should be...

  • Japanese Grammar in ActionJAPN20010

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to advance learners' Japanese acquisition with a focus on the grammatical aspects of the Japanese language. The subject asks students to re-think the rules they were taught at earlier stages of their Japanese learning in terms of how they function in real Japanese conversation a...

  • Japanese Through TranslationJAPN20016

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces advanced learners of Japanese to two interrelated, but different, areas of language study: translation and interpreting. It provides the students with opportunities to understand and gain knowledge necessary for interpreting and translating. It involves the practice of int...

  • Contemporary JapanJAPN20005

    Offered:Semester 1, Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject examines basic themes in contemporary Japanese society, as well as commonly used theoretical models. Topics for discussion include the tension between individuals and collective society; notions of regional, gender and age-based status identities and the effects of social change. Stu...

  • Reading Japanese LiteratureJAPN20011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to familiarise students with authentic literary Japanese texts. Students will read various forms and styles of reading materials including well-known Japanese novels and poems. Students will learn new vocabulary, phrases, and expressions. They will also learn useful reading stra...

  • Reading Japanese LiteratureJAPN10009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to familiarise students with authentic literary Japanese texts. Students will read various forms and styles of reading materials including well-known Japanese novels and poems. Students will learn new vocabulary, phrases, and expressions. They will also learn useful reading stra...

  • Japanese 4JAPN20008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who have successfully completed Japanese 3 and can recognise around 250 Kanji characters. In this subject, students will be introduced to around 100 new Kanji characters. They will develop communication skills to deal with formal interaction genres such as se...

  • Variation in Japanese LanguageJAPN20012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The diversity of language within Japanese, be it phonetical, lexical, morphological, grammatical and strategical, exist according to the speaker’s gender, age, hometown and type of communication one is engaged in. To ensure successful communication in Japanese, one must learn not only the ‘standa...

  • Japanese 1JAPN10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students with no Japanese learning background. Students will develop essential foundation of Japanese literacy in order to be able to engage in social events and situations in an appropriate manner, while drawing on their background knowledge in their first language. ...

  • Japanese 7JAPN30005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is designed for students who have completed Japanese 6 and can recognise around 600 kanji characters, or those who have similar experience. This subject will enhance students’ academic literacy skills to conduct research related to Japan/Japanese. Students will establish advanced Jap...

  • Signs and Symbols in JapaneseJAPN20009

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to provide students an overview of the current Japanese writing system, consisting of three types of script: kanji, hiragana and katakana. Students will learn the historical backgrounds of these types of script, and learn the current structural and functional characteristics of ...

  • Seminars in Theoretical LinguisticsLING40004

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is a course of advanced seminars in theoretical linguistics, whose topic will vary from year to year. The subject will take a formal theoretical approach with the particular topic for the seminar being phonology, morphology, syntax or semantics. Students who complete this subject sho...

  • Current Topics in Applied LinguisticsLING90029

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This elective will cover advanced topics in applied linguistics, with the focus to vary each year. Possible topics to be covered include (but are not limited to): validity in language testing, feedback in second language writing, interlanguage pragmatics, socialization and identity, narrative enq...

  • The Grammar of EnglishLING90035

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is a systematic examination of the major elements of English grammar using principles of linguistic analysis. The subject is delivered through a ‘blended learning’ approach, with a mixture of online and intensive on-campus teaching modes, and extensive resources, including video inte...

  • Discourse Analysis and RepresentationLING40003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject involves the advanced study of major theories and methods of discourse analysis and representation, through consideration of both classic and recent approaches, and through practice at applying particular methods of analysis.

  • Reading DialogueCWRI40012

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will introduce students to advanced dialogic techniques in relation to a range of genres including short story, novel and script. The exploration of the mechanics of dialogue will be cast against the historical evolution of modern and postmodern modes of dialogue so that students wi...

  • Second Language PragmaticsLING90034

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject provides an overview of research in second language pragmatics. It covers research methods in second language pragmatics, learners’ developmental pathways, effects of individual learner differences and learning contexts on pragmatics learning, teaching and assessment of second langua...

  • Seminars in Descriptive LinguisticsLING40009

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is a course of advanced seminars in descriptive linguistics, whose topic will vary from year to year. Topics studied in the past have included gesture in interaction and grammaticalisation. Students who complete this subject should demonstrate an understanding of the topic being stud...

  • Contemporary Italy Study AbroadITAL30005

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject provides students with a three-week intensive language and culture experience in Prato, Tuscany. The focus of the subject will be an exploration of aspects of conteporary Italy including language, culture, society, politics and the Arts. Students will be involved in a range of collab...