PAAS 459

Directed Readings in Chinese Linguistics

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: CHIN 461

Advanced course taught in Mandarin. Intended for students who are prepared to read and discuss extensively in Mandarin. Covers aspects of the Chinese language within the general framework of modern linguistics. Topics covered may include Mandarin sound system, pinyin romanization, writing system, word structures, sentence structures, dialect research, national minority languages and language planning in the People's Republic of China.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of PAAS 459, CHIN 461.
  • Open to native speakers of Chinese.


  • PAAS 311 with a minimum grade of B or CHIN 349B with a minimum grade of B.

Undergraduate course in Pacific and Asian Studies offered by the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

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