• 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 2015
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This course gives an introduction to human language, its structure and how it can be described and analysed, as well as what all human languages have in common and how they differ. The methodology of linguistics (the scientific study of language) is introduced, focusing on the formulation of generalisations that say what all human languages share. The aim of the unit is to give a conceptual framework for (1) thinking about and discussing language and language-related topics, and (2) aiding the acquisition of a second language. The course will be of interest to any student who wishes to learn more about language and is an essential foundation for further studies in linguistics.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate their ability to describe properly basic aspects of language structure like speech sounds, words and sentences.
  2. Apply basic linguistic analytical techniques to languages that are unfamiliar to them.
  3. Demonstrate their understanding of how the systems of a language interact with each other to connect meaning to form.

Indicative Assessment

Analytical assignment 1 (10%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer)  [LO's 1,2,3]

Analytical assignment 2 (15%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer)  [LO's 1,2,3]

Analytical assignment 3 (15%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer)  [LO's 1,2,3]

Tutorial problems (10%) (1 hour preparation each) [LO's 1,2]

3 hour formal final examination (50%) [LO's 1,2,3]

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Workload

2 hours of lectures and one tutorial per week, starting in the second week.

3 hours weekly contact plus 7 hours study per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LING2001 or LING6001. 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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1073 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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