- Code LING6522
- 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 Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
- Academic career Postgraduate
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course LING3022
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 OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse the meaning of words, phrases and grammatical constructions in different languages.
- Articulate the meaning of expressions through the natural semantic metalanguage in a precise and clear way.
- Articulate a range of cultural norms through 'cultural scripts'.
- Clarify ideas, values and norms through simple and universal concepts.
- Lead a collective thinking process to arrive at a consensus about the meaning of expressions and ideas.
Indicative AssessmentEssay 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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Workload130 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
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Indicative Reading List
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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