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CHNS3680: Multilingualism in the Sinosphere

This unit complements students' Chinese language studies, offering a view of multilingualism in the sinosphere under the broad term of linguistic, cultural and society studies and provides the opportunity to study language policy, language education, social changes and cultural practice by looking at the relationships between different regions which share a common Chinese language.

Code CHNS3680
Academic unit Chinese Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Chinese Studies or CHNS3000 or CHNS3601

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the main features of contemporary multilingualism and multicultural society
  • LO2. understand key concepts and theoretical approaches for explaining the relation between language policy, nationalism and cultural identity, education and social change in the Sinosphere
  • LO3. identify issues pertaining to language use in the Sinosphere and explain factors that contribute to language shifts
  • LO4. have an awareness of, and sensitivity to, cultural differences
  • LO5. collect and transcribe data from different critical sources as well as analyse that data using relevant terms, theories and approaches
  • LO6. think analytically and critically about multilingual and multicultural issues and can communicate ideas clearly, coherently, and persuasively.

Unit outlines

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