LING 261

Introduction to Chinese Language and Linguistics

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Also: PAAS 279

Formerly: CHIN 261

Introduces the synchronic and diachronic descriptions of Chinese. Subjects covered may include phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, historical changes, poetics, dialectology, orthography, the sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic aspects of Chinese, the relationship between the Chinese language, thought, and culture, and the history of Chinese linguistics.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of LING 261, CHIN 261, PAAS 279.
  • Previous knowledge of Chinese not necessary.

Undergraduate course in Linguistics offered by the Department of Linguistics in the Faculty of Humanities.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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