• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Minor code LING-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Linguistics Minor

A basic knowledge of the workings of language can be a useful adjunct to many areas of study, including any foreign language, literature, anthropology, philosophy, computer science, or psychology.  This minor builds on the introduction to linguistics (1001), which may be taken on its own are as part of another major or minor, to allow further study of some of the sub-areas of linguistics.


Learning outcomes

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

  1. understand some basics aspects of  language structure and use.
  2. be able to read simple descriptive analyses and reports concerning aspects of language structure for specific languages.
  3. describe some of the major ways in which languages differ from each other.
  4. be able to recognize some instances of important linguistic concepts in a language already known or being studied by the student.
  5. Evaluate some kinds of popular arguments concerning language use and the nature of language
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
LING1001 Introduction to the Study of Language 6

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
LING2003 Introduction to Syntax 6
LING2008 Semantics 6
LING2010 Phonetics: Sounds of the World's Languages - Later Year 6

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ASIA2001 Language in Asia 6
ASIA2103 Language in Asia (L) 6
GERM2110 Structure of German 6
GERM2048 Spoken Interaction in German: Theory and Practice 6
INDN2101 Linguistic Aspects of Indonesian 6
JPNS2007 Japanese Linguistics 6
JPNS2009 Japanese Lexicon 6
JPNS2019 Japanese Phonetics and Phonology 6
JPNS2024 Japanese Grammar 6
JPNS3011 Language Variation and Change in the Japanese Archipelago 6
LANG2103 Acquiring Pragmatics of a Second Language 6
LANG3004 Language and Society in Latin America 6
LANG3005 Language and Identity in a European Context 6
LING1002 Language and Society 6
LING2003 Introduction to Syntax 6
LING2005 Language Change and Linguistic Reconstruction 6
LING2007 Morphology 6
LING2008 Semantics 6
LING2009 Field Methods 6
LING2010 Phonetics: Sounds of the World's Languages - Later Year 6
LING2013 Teaching Languages 6
LING2015 Language, Culture, Translation 6
LING2016 Language in Indigenous Australia 6
LING2017 Chinese Linguistics 6
LING2018 Languages in Contact 6
LING2019 Phonological Analysis 6
LING2020 Structure of English 6
LING2021 Cross Cultural Communication (L) 6
LING2022 Language Policy and Language Politics 6
LING2023 Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making 6
LING2026 Syntactic Theory 6
LING2101 Second Language Acquisition 6
LING2103 Language Power and Identity 6
LING2104 The History of the English Language 6
LING2105 Language and the law: introduction to forensic linguistics 6
LING2106 Language and Social Interaction 6
LING3005 Acoustics of Voice 6
LING3008 Study of A Language Family 6
LING3025 Special Topics in Linguistics 6
LING3021 Child Language Acquisition 6
LING3022 Seminar on Semantics 6
LING3025 Special Topics in Linguistics 6
PASI2010 Talking the Pacific: Melanesian pidgins and creoles in social context 6
PASI2020 An introduction to Languages of the Pacific 6
PHIL2016 Philosophy of Language 6
PHIL2080 Logic 6
SPAN2601 The Sounds of Spanish 6
SPAN2602 The Structure of Spanish 6
SPAN2603 History of the Spanish language. A linguistic time travel 6
SPAN2604 Language variation across the Spanish-speaking world 6
SPAN3031 Advanced Spanish Topics in Language and Linguistics 6
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