• 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 UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rachel Hendery
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course gives an introduction to human language, its structure and how it can be described and analysed, as well as what all human languages have in common and how they differ. The methodology of linguistics (the scientific study of language) is introduced, focusing on the formulation of generalisations that say what all human languages share. The aim of the unit is to give a conceptual framework for (1) thinking about and discussing language and language-related topics, and (2) aiding the acquisition of a second language. The course will be of interest to any student who wishes to learn more about language and is an essential foundation for further studies in linguistics.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate their ability to describe properly basic aspects of language structure like speech sounds, words and sentences.
  2. Apply basic linguistic analytical techniques to languages that are unfamiliar to them.
  3. Demonstrate their understanding of how the systems of a language interact with each other to connect meaning to form.

Indicative Assessment

Analytical assignment 1 (10%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer)  [LO's 1,2,3]

Analytical assignment 2 (15%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer)  [LO's 1,2,3]

Analytical assignment 3 (15%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer)  [LO's 1,2,3]

Tutorial problems (10%) (1 hour preparation each) [LO's 1,2]

3 hour formal final examination (50%) [LO's 1,2,3]

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Workload

2 hours of lectures and one tutorial per week, starting in the second week.

3 hours weekly contact plus 7 hours study per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LING2001 or LING6001. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Majors

Minors

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2110 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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