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COURSE OUTLINE


吴伟平授课教学计划

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course focuses on the intriguing relationships between language and culture. Various cultural factors affecting communication will be identified, with specific reference to Asian languages. Examples from Chinese (including various dialects) will be given to illustrate the importance of cultural frames in interpersonal communication in the Asian setting.

語言是交際的工具,也是文化的一部分。了解文化与語言的關系、文化對人際交流的影響以及亞洲語言文化的特點,是提高運用語言能力、促進文化交流的必由之路。想走進漢語和中華文化的大殿嗎?可以從這門課開始。

EVALUATION

Grades will be based on classroom attendance and participation (30%), projects and presentations (30%), and final project/paper (40%).

CLASS SCHEDULE (tentative, to be adjusted according to student needs):

1. 10/1/2002 L#1: Introduction to major topics covered in the course
2. 17/1/02  L#2: The link between language and culture: The story of "what" and its siblings
3. 24/1/02  L#3: Understanding language from a cultural perspective
4. 31/1/02  L#4: Reflections on linguistic behavior in your own culture
5. 7/2/02  L#5: Summary of topics on language and culture

First project due: presentation on relationship between language and culture
(14/2/02 PUBLIC HOLIDAY)


6. 21/2/02  L#6: The Chinese language family and major languages in Asia
7. 28/2/02  L#7: Languages, dialects and their social contexts
8. 7/3/02  L#8: Asian languages and the cultures behind
9. 14/3/02  L#9: Summary of topics on Asian languages

Second project due: language profile of any major language or dialect in Asia

10. 21/3/02 L#10: Communication settings: linguistic, cultural and beyond
11. 28/3/02 L#11: Cultural framework in communication

12. 4/4/02  L#12: Linguistic proficiency vs cultural proficiency
13. 11/4/02 L#13: Improving communication skills with linguistic and cultural appropriateness

Third project due: examples with explanation of cultural framework in communication

14. 18/4/02 L#14: Summary of major topics covered in the course

NOTES:    1. Projects/presentations are scheduled to avoid mid-term rush. Final paper will be based on one of the three presentations.
       2. Lectures are given in English, while discussions, questions and answers can be in English, Putonghua or Cantonese.

相关链接:

Dr. Wu Weiping (吴伟平博士) 
语言与法律:关于司法领域语言问题的研究(吴伟平的专著目录) 
生活中的語言與法律(吴伟平授课题目) 
吴伟平授课教学计划 
课程学习参考书目 
亞洲語言文化授课计划

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2002-05-062009-04-13