• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Advances in human language technology have opened up a range of possibilities in providing unprecedented benefit to those working on language, such as linguists, language learners, language teachers and translators. The suite of software tools we focus on in this course enables us to create and manage textual, audio and associated video data for a wide range of purposes including language documentation, language processing, dictionary design, language learning, the analysis of classroom talk. We also demonstrate how known techniques can be applied to various domains, such as using concordances to analyse discourse or check the naturalness of candidate translation options. We cover the application of techniques and tools across a range of languages and subdisciplines.

Learning Outcomes

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

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

a)      be proficient in using one of the tools to create and manage linguistic data and resources as evidenced from the project assignment;

b)      understand key concepts in linguistics, and;

c)      develop problem-solving skills in linguistic analysis as exemplified in tutorial materials and problem sets.

Indicative Assessment

The proposed assessment will consist of:

  1. Problem sets (30%)
  2. Project, using specific tools
    -project proposal (20%)
    -project (50%)

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The course requires three contact hours each week for a lecture, a tutorial, and an introduction to tools (one hour each) and from six to ten hours a week outside the contact hours.

Prescribed Texts

A reading brick will be made available combined with online reading.
For the relevant computational tools, manual and related information will be also made available on-line.


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:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1218
2014 $2808
2013 $2808
2012 $2808
2011 $2778
2010 $2718
2009 $2670
2008 $2592
2007 $2298
2006 $2190
2005 $2190
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3402
2014 $3942
2013 $3942
2012 $3942
2011 $3942
2010 $3942
2009 $3816
2008 $3816
2007 $3816
2006 $3816
2005 $3816
2004 $3816
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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