• Total units 24 Units
  • Minor code APLN-MIN
Applied Linguistics Minor

Understanding the relevance of language and linguistics to real life problems and situations is more important than ever, particularly within our modern, linguistically diverse world. A minor in Applied Linguistics equips you with the skills to apply language and linguistic knowledge to a range of topically relevant areas, including, language management and language policy, language in spoken interaction, language acquisition, language teaching and cross cultural communication.

Applied Linguistics is a highly relevant minor for a range of students: for students with prior linguistic knowledge who would like to understand how linguistics can be applied to a variety of real-life issues; for language students who would like to explore language acquisition and teaching from a theoretical perspective and the relevance of language in all contexts and cultures; and for students with no prior language or linguistic knowledge but who are interested in how language is used in contemporary society.

 

Learning outcomes

Students who complete this minor will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • identify, analyse and critically discuss central issues in several core areas of Applied Linguistics, such as language management and language policy, language in spoken interaction, language acquisition, language teaching and cross cultural communication.
  • understand theoretical frameworks used in different core areas and be able to evaluate their contributions and limitations with respect to specific research questions.
  • apply Applied Linguistics methodologies to seek answers to questions relevant to how language is used in everyday life.
  • reflect on, and articulate, their own developing views of language central to the discipline in ways that are both methodologically and theoretically informed.
  • apply the knowledge and skills gained to new language situations as these arise in relevant future contexts.
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Requirements

This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
LING1001 Introduction to the Study of Language 6
LING1002 Language and Society 6

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ASIA2308 Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific 6
HUMN2001 Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects 6
LANG3004 Language and Society in Latin America 6
LANG3005 Language and Identity in a European Context 6
LING2013 Teaching Languages 6
LING2015 Language, Culture, Translation 6
LING2016 Language in Indigenous Australia 6
LING2018 Languages in Contact 6
LING2021 Cross Cultural Communication 6
LING2022 Language Policy and Language Politics 6
LING2023 Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making 6
LING2027 Language and Society in Latin America 6
LING2101 Second Language Acquisition 6
LING2103 Language, Power, and Identity 6
LING2105 Language and the law: introduction to forensic linguistics 6
LING2106 Language and Social Interaction 6
LING2107 Advanced Academic English 6
LING2029 Assessing Language 6
LING3021 Child Language Acquisition 6
LING3032 Advanced Forensic Linguistics: Forensic Voice and Text Comparison 6
PASI2010 Talking the Pacific: Melanesian pidgins and creoles in social context 6
SPAN2604 Language variation across the Spanish-speaking world 6
LANG3001 Translation across Languages: the translation of literary texts 6
LANG3002 Translation across Languages: specialised material 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
LING2003 Introduction to Syntax 6
LING2008 Semantics 6
LING2020 Structure of English 6
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