- Code LING6005
- 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
- Dr Bethwyn Evans
- Mode of delivery Blended
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2015
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All languages change. This course explores explanations and motivations for change in different linguistic domains. Students will learn how our understanding of observed types of change enables us to reconstruct past linguistic states and make certain cultural inferences.The class also will explore methods and models of language classification. This course shares lectures and skills sessions with LING2005, but has separate postgraduate tutorials and assessment.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understanding how and why languages change.
- Mastering the methods of describing linguistic (especially phonological) changes and of reconstructing earlier stages and developments of languages.
- Understanding the basis for recognising genetic relationships between languages.
Indicative Assessment5 analytical assignments (35%), 2500-3000 word essay (30%), Critical summaries (c 750 words each) of two significant articles (10%), and a take-home examination, to be done over a 25-hour period agreed upon by the class (25%). Graduate students attend joint lectures with undergraduates but have a separate tutorials and a different assessment pattern from undergraduates
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Workload2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial per week. Expect to spend 6 out-of-class hours per week on this course.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3381||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|