Portland-State-University 2014-2015 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. Also offered for undergraduate-level credit as Chn 490 and may be taken only once for credit.




Recommended prerequisite: at least one course in linguistics (Ling 290 or above), or proficiency in Chinese equivalent to Chn 203.
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