• 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 Jennifer Hendriks
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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Study of the social situations involving interaction between speakers of different languages, the social processes which result in changes to languages, and the linguistic effects of such interaction. Social situations to include: multilingual societies, immigration, colonisation, trade, cultural hegemony. Socio-linguistic processes of accommodation, code-switching, borrowing (copying) of vocabulary, adaptation of linguistic structure, dialect leveling (koineisation), language shift, creation of new languages through pidginisation and language mixing. Linguistic characteristics resulting from such processes; how to diagnose prehistoric contact-induced language change. Discussion of Pacific, Asian and European language situations, as well as selected areas from other parts of the world.

Learning Outcomes

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

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. understand and evaluate current models and theories of language contact;
  2. critically read and assess research papers on language contact scenarios and models;
  3. identify different sociolinguistic processes and their role in contact-induced language change;
  4. analyse linguistic data within a speaker-based model of language contact;
  5. reflect on and articulate how multilingual social settings influence everyday language use.

Indicative Assessment

Two assignments, 2000 words total (30%, LOS 1, 2, 3, 4), 2,500 word essay (30%, LOs 1-5), 2.5 hour examination (30%, LOs 1-5), and tutorial participation (10%, LOs 1-5).

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Workload

This course has 26 lectures and 7 tutorialsor approximately 2.5 contact hours per week. It is expected that students will spend an additional 7.5 hours per week of independent study preparing assignments and doing further reading.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 12 units of Linguistics (LING) courses. 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
4728 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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