- Code LING6101
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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 PGRD
- Mode of delivery Blended
- Offered in See Future Offerings
Students will have gained insight into the complex nature of learning a second language. They will be able to identify aspects of learning which are shared by all learners as well as many areas of difference between them. Students will have gained an initial understanding of specific language acquisition theories and be able to assess their suitability for describing and/or explaining different dimensions of language learning.
Students will furthermore be able to elicit oral learner language data on English as a second language and conduct a simple interlanguage analysis based on principles taught in the course. Students will also have developed an ability to apply Processability Theory in analysing oral learner data on English as a second language, determine what stage the learner has reached with respect to word order as well as morphology, and write a research report which represents the data and findings in ways appropriate to the discipline. Students will also have developed an ability to conduct small-scale research on a topic of their interest related to the field of Second Language Acquisition and write up the results of their research in ways appropriate to the discipline. Specific learning outcomes for a possible, alternative larger project will vary with the nature of the project.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the complex nature of learning a second language.
- Identify aspects of learning which are shared by all learners as well as many areas of difference between them.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of specific language acquisition theories and be able to assess their suitability for describing and/or explaining different dimensions of language learning.
- Elicit oral learner language data on English as a second language and conduct a simple interlanguage analysis based on principles taught in the course.
- apply Processability Theory in analysing oral learner data on English as a second language,
- Determine what stage the learner has reached with respect to word order as well as morphology, and,
- Write a research report which represents the data and findings in ways appropriate to the discipline.
a) formulate a proposal for a small-scale research project on a topic of their interest, related to the field of Second Language Acquisition and write up the results of their research in ways appropriate to the discipline, or
b) critically evaluate Processability Theory in the light of at least two other theories of second language acquisition.
2 assignments of 600 words each (15% each = 30%) [LOs 1,2,3]
1 pilot project of 1,000 words (20%) [LO 4]
1 empirical project of 1,500 words (25%) [LOs 5, 6, 7]
1 research proposal or theoretical essay of 3,000 words (25%) [LO 8]
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In addition to the 2.5 weekly contact hours, students will be expected to spend an average of 7.5 hours per week reading and completing assignments.
Requisite and Incompatibility
General reading brick (Available on Wattle);
Graduate reading list (Available from Chifley Short Loan);
Further background reading (Available from Chifley Short Loan);
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