Students work under guidance with a native speaker of a previously undescribed language, learning how to analyse a language from scratch, preparing and archiving descriptive materials, and writing papers on some aspects of the grammar (syntax, phonology, lexicon). Instruction is given in the methodology of linguistic fieldwork, including analysis and organisation of data, and the social dimensions of work with speakers of minority languages. The elicitation and analysis will deepen the understanding and skills which students have acquired in their earlier coursework.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Apply skills which they have developed in this course to the evaluation of real data from language speakers in some specific linguistic subdiscipline.
- Apply databasing and formatting skills learned in this class to the management of large amounts of data.
- Analyse selected structures of a foreign language on the basis of oral data that they have collected from a native speaker.
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Preparation for elicitation sessions (Total of 20%, for preparation for nine sessions, 2-3 pages of notes for each) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
Report on Phonology (15%) (due week 3, perceptual phonetics and phonological analysis) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3]
Transcription, analysis and translation of recorded text (15%) (due week 8, perception, morphological analysis and accurate data management). This part of the assessment may be done in a group. [Learning Outcomes 2, 3]
Production of literacy materials (10%) (due week 10, data management and phonology/orthography organisation) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
Report of 2500 words concerning data collected in this class on some other aspect of linguistic structure (40%) (sub-disciplinary specialization as chosen through discussion between student and lecturer) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
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The course will run, in intensive mode, for 3 weeks from Jan 28th.
There will be weekly morning meetings of the whole class with the speaker from 9.15 to 11.00. There will be additional 90-minute meetings of pairs of students with the speaker, 3 times per week, over the three weeks, to be scheduled late morning or afternoon by mutual convenience.
In total, students can expect to work approximately 30 hours/week while classes are in session, with further work to make a total of 130 hours of work for the course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
A reading brick of relevant materials, partly drawing on the books listed in Preliminary Reading will be made available.
A list of preliminary readings will be available on the Wattle site for the course.
Relevant journal articles, useful URLs, discipline specific journals
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- 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.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3413||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|