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Anne O Yue-Hashimoto
CHIN 540
Seattle Campus

Seminar on Chinese Linguistics

Advanced topics in Chinese linguistics. Subject emphasis varies from year to year. Offered: Sp.

Class description

This seminar for the Autumn quarter of 2005 is devoted to the topic of Field Method, focusing on the linguistic investigation of Southern Chinese dialects -- how to acquire phonological, lexical and syntactic information systematically in both a diachronic and a synchronic perspective within a short period of time.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

General introduction to methodology; Demonstration of field survey by instructor with one native speaker; Field survey by individual students with the native speaker on a chosen topic; Discussion and summary.

Recommended preparation

Prerequisites: successful completion of CHIN 544 -- Dialectology[general]; familiarity with IPA transcription.

Class assignments and grading

Individual field survey carried out in class on a chosen topic; Compilation of bibliography on the dialect selected for field work in class; Written report of individual survey of a chosen aspect of the selected dialect [including phonetic transcription a la IPA].

Class participation; Field survey participation; Bibliography compilation; Written Report.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Anne O Yue-Hashimoto
Date: 06/23/2005