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CL - BA Courses

CL - BA Courses

Tool and Optional Courses

Since its inception, the Centre has been offering Optional courses (three credits each) and Tool courses (two or three credits each) in Linguistics and English to the B.A. level students of the five year integrated M.A. programme in foreign languages of the School.

A no. of students from different foreign language Centres have availed of these courses in order to supplement their own language learning activities with theoretical insights and practical applications of modern linguistics. Every semester about 200 students opt for these courses.


Optional Courses in Linguistics

Course No. Title  Credits
LE321L Introduction to Linguistics 3
LE323L Linguistics, Language & Literature 3
LE324L Introduction to Phonetics 3
LE325L Introduction to Morphology 3
LE326L Introduction to Contrastive Linguistics 3
LE327L Language in Society 3
LE328L Language Learning 3
LE337L Historical and Comparative Linguistics 3
LE339L Semantic Theories and Analysis 3
LE340L Introduction to Stylistics 3
LE341L Readings in Linguistics 3
LE343L Introduction to Sociolinguistics   3
LE344L Introduction to Computational Linguistics 3
LE382L Introduction to Indian Linguistic Tradition 3

Following courses are offered by the Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies which are open to the students of the Centre.

1. Introduction to Computational Linguistics

2. Computational Linguistics Tool Kit

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.