• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Zhengdao Ye
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course LING3022
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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This course provides practical training for anyone interested in the study of meaning, intercultural communication, or translation. It focuses on basic and universal human concepts and their role as a tool for comparing and explaining meanings and ideas across languages and cultures. The course explores semantic universals and their implications for the understanding of languages and their speakers; and it includes an evolutionary, as well as cross-linguistic and cross-cultural perspective . The course aims at improving the student's skills in explaining and translating meanings and ideas in the context of the study of languages and in the 'stream of life'.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Analyse the meaning of words, phrases and grammatical constructions in different languages.
  2. Articulate the meaning of expressions through the natural semantic metalanguage in a precise and clear way.
  3. Articulate a range of cultural norms through 'cultural scripts'.
  4. Clarify ideas, values and norms through simple and universal concepts.
  5. Lead a collective thinking process to arrive at a consensus about the meaning of expressions and ideas.

Indicative Assessment

Essay 1 (2,500 words) (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
Essay 2 (2,500 words) (40%) – [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
Class presentation (20  mins) (10%) – [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 3 hours of class per week
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed LING6008. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LING3022.

Prescribed Texts

Information about the textbook and required readings will be available on Wattle.

Indicative Reading List

 

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9379 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

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