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  • Chinese Economic DocumentsCHIN30012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is a reading course on Chinese economic and business documents. Students will be given a guided introduction to a variety of economic documents, including official policy statements, statistical material, newspaper reports and comments, and information drawn from the world wide web. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Popular Cultures in IndonesiaINDO30003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject focuses on two areas, namely the location of a particular study of popular culture within the broader study of cultures, and questions of aesthetic and political values with specific reference to Indonesian contexts. Students will examine critically selected analyses of different gen...

  • French Travel WritingFREN20012

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines how travel writing translates the world into words, and as such is a key to understanding international relations and intercultural communication. Focusing mainly on contemporary texts but also referring to classical French travel literature, it introduces students to a wide...