This unit provides a detailed survey of issues related to the Korean language in relation to its social and cultural background. The major topics include its romanisation systems, historical development, writing systems, dialects and slang expressions, language use in the Internet, language and gender, and Korean as a foreign language. In addition to a semester-Final examination, students will conduct a small project to tackle some sociolinguistic issues. Students are required to present the results of their project in the class and to submit a written report.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x1hr exam (35%), 1xTutorial presentation and 500wd summary (15%), contribution to tutorial discussion (10%)
HSC Heritage Korean or HSC Korean Background or or near native competencyProhibitions