• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest English, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Literature, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Cynthia Allen
  • Mode of delivery Blended
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course, taught by a specialist in the history of English grammar, investigates the elements of the English language and how these elements are organised in such a way as to allow speakers and writers to combine them to convey messages which can be instantly decoded by listeners (readers). The emphasis will be on grammar (syntax and morphology), although we will also explore some of the connections between grammar and semantics. In the first and larger part of the course, students will be introduced to the grammar of Standard Modern English, learning terminology and analytical techniques which linguists use to build on and modify traditional grammar. The structural characteristics of English will be compared with those of other languages where appropriate. The last part of the course will deal with variation in English, including regional, social and stylistic variation.  Special attention will be paid to ‘new Englishes' which have arisen as a result of the learning of English as a second language by people whose first language is not English.  A course website is used which includes unique interactive exercises designed by the lecturer to develop students' analytical skills.

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of the course, students will be able to:

1. Analyse a wide range of English syntactic and morphological structures, applying the grammatical terminology and analytical techniques they have learned in the course and the LING 6020 readings.

2. Systematically analyse differences between different varieties of English.

3. Use the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online and demonstrate their understanding of the information provided in the entries and also the ability to use the advanced search functions of this dictionary.

4. Demonstrate their understanding of different approaches to one area of English grammar through a written report which summarises key similarities and differences in assigned readings on this area.

5. Undertake guided research on a topic in some area relating to issues discussed in the course.

Indicative Assessment

Two analytical assignments (2-3 pages of data; 3-4 pages of answers, 25% each) [LOs 1-3]

Literature Review of 1500-1800 words (20%) [LO 4]

Research Paper of 2800-3000 words(30%) [LO 5]

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Workload

2 hours of lecture for 13 weeks.

1 hour of tutorial per week for 10 weeks.

Students can expect a workload of 10 hours per week including contact hours.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LENG1020 or LING1020 or LENG2020 or LING6020. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

No prior assumed knowledge.

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 $1542
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 $3618
2004 $3618
2005 $3618
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6379 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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