- Code LING6009
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Blended
Second Semester 2015
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Students work under guidance with a native speaker of a previously undescribed language , refining the skills learned in earlier courses and writing papers on some aspects of the grammar (syntax or phonology) of the language. Instruction is given in the methodology of linguistic fieldwork, including analysis and organisation of data, and the social dimensions of work with speakers of minority languages.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Apply skills which they have developed in this course to the evaluation of real data from language speakers in some specific linguistic subdiscipline.
- Apply databasing and formatting skills learned in this class to the management of large amounts of data.
- Analyse selected structures of a foreign language on the basis of oral data that they have collected from a native speaker.
- Successfully articulate findings from their data and the analysis of these finding to a linguistics audience.
Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but may expect more rigorous assessment and additional assignment work, tailored to the student's interests.
Preparation for elicitation sessions (Total of 20%, for preparation for nine sessions, 2-3 pages of notes for each) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
Report on Phonology (15%) (due week 3, perceptual phonetics and phonological analysis) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3]
Transcription, analysis and translation of recorded text (15%) (due week 8, perception, morphological analysis and accurate data management). This part of the assessment may be done in a group. [Learning Outcomes 2, 3]
Production of literacy materials (10%) (due week 10, data management and phonology/orthography organisation) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
Analytical paper of 3000 words which presents an analysis of data collected in this class on some other aspect of linguistic structure (40%) (subdisciplinary specialization as chosen through discussion between student and lecturer) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
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The course will run, in intensive mode, for 3 weeks from the second week of January.
There will be weekly morning meetings of the whole class with the native speaker from 9.15 to 11.00. There will be additional 90-minute meetings of pairs of students with the speaker, 3 times per week, over the three weeks, to be scheduled late morning or afternoon by mutual convenience. In total, students can expect to work approximately 30 hours/week while classes are in session, with further work to make a total of 130 hours of work for the course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
A reading brick of relevant materials, partly drawing on the books listed in Preliminary Reading will be made available.
A list of preliminary readings will be available on the Wattle site for the course.
Relevant journal articles, useful URLs, discipline specific journals.
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3389||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|