• Offered by ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Language Studies

The course will investigate how word structure is organised in languages, and the major methodological approaches that have been used to study it.  In addition to examining the major concepts in modern morphological theory and the literature applying them, it will also consider in detail the morphology of a small number of languages of different types.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the morphological structures of human languages.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of how people use morphological systems in languages to communicate.
3. Use appropriate terminology to describe morphological systems in a range of language types.
4. Carry out in-depth analysis and research applying morphological theory/theories to one or more languages.
5. Engage with literature that applies the morphological theories considered to a range of linguistic phenomena, allowing  evaluation of popular beliefs and arguments concerning morphological systems of languages.
 

Indicative Assessment

3 written analyses, 1-2 pages of data calling for 2-4 pages of analysis, (20% each, totaling 60%) [LOs 1, 3]
 
Research report, 1500 words (20%) [LOs 1-5]
 
Examination, 2 hours (20%) [LOs 1, 3]
 

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Workload

One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are also expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).
 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed LING2003. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LING2007 or LING6007.

Prescribed Texts

The textbook and additional readings will be specified on Wattle.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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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
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
9863 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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