- Code LING2016
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Indigenous Australian Studies, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
- Academic career Undergraduate
- Prof Jane Simpson
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2014
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Around 300 languages have been used in traditional and modern Australian Indigenous societies. This unit introduces their sounds, words, grammars and use. You'll learn about speech etiquette, specialised codes and respect language, how languages reflect social, cultural and physical environments, along with learning something of a traditional language and a creole. Language-land relations, land rights, and placenames are a focus. We discuss the effect of English on traditional languages: borrowing, language reduction, loss, shift, and the creation of new varieties (e.g. Aboriginal English). We consider policies on language rights, reversing language shift through language revitalisation and bilingual education.
Three exercises (30%), oral presentation (20%), 3,500 word essay (50%)
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26 hours of lectures and 7 tutorials.
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|8850||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person|