• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. identify who gets to make the decisions about which language to speak and which variety of language is good or bad, and who stands to benefit from these decisions;
  2. discuss the degree to which linguistic behaviour can be legislated and language use proscribed or mandated;
  3. assess whether national language policies can be said to be meaningful or successful;
  4. explain the complex attitudes people have to language, multilingualism and national identity;
  5. analyse and compare how language ideologies relate to language policies;
  6. collect and integrate materials for a case study of a given nation state;
  7. critically read and evaluate relevant materials in the language planning and policy literature;
  8. reflect on and articulate how your own views on language management have developed over the course of the semester.

Learning Outcomes

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

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. identify who gets to make the decisions about which language to speak and which variety of language is good or bad, and who stands to benefit from these decisions;
  2. discuss the degree to which linguistic behaviour can be legislated and language use proscribed or mandated;
  3. assess whether national language policies can be said to be meaningful or successful;
  4. explain the complex attitudes people have to language, multilingualism and national identity;
  5. analyse and compare how language ideologies relate to language policies;
  6. collect and integrate materials for a case study of a given nation state;
  7. critically read and evaluate relevant materials in the language planning and policy literature;
  8. reflect on and articulate how your own views on language management have developed over the course of the semester.

Indicative Assessment

Participation in three Wattle discussions, 1500 words total (20%, LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8)

Case study proposal and annotated bibliography, 1000 words (20%, LOs 6, 7),

Two critical summaries, 500 words each (20%, LO 7),

Case study, 3000 words (30%, LOs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6),

Tutorial participation (10%, LOs 1-5, 8).

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Workload

This course has 3 contact hours per week (lectures, tutorials and online discussions). It is expected that students will spend an additional 7 hours per week of independent study preparing assignments and doing further reading.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LING2022. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Spolsky, B. 2004. Language Policy. Cambridge University Press.

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 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9377 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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