Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Chn 590 History of the Chinese Language

History of the Chinese language and language family, with emphasis on the development of the current standard language. Evolution of phonology, morphology, and syntax in spoken Chinese, development of the Chinese writing system, history of Chinese lexicography, and current language policy. Conducted in English. Expected preparation: at least one course in linguistics (Ling 290 or above), or proficiency in Chinese equivalent to Chn 203.


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