• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Latin American Languages, Language Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Catherine Travis
    • Jane Simpson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
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Languages are complex systems with many subsystems, each of which is linked with different theories of how the subsystem is internally structured and how it interacts with other parts of the system.  Students will be exposed to a range of research on theoretical approaches to linguistics subsystems and their interaction, while carrying out in-depth exploration of a particular subsystem.  They will employ and evaluate particular theories of language and its subsystems.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically compare and discriminate between different theories and analytical practice with respect to subsystems.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of background and current literature relevant to analysis and theory.
  3. Evaluate arguments presented in research seminars in terms of their content and their academic presentation.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to carry out in-depth research relating theory and analysis.

Indicative Assessment

Critical summary of reading: 1000 words  20% (LO 1)

Data collection and analysis: 1000 words 20% (LO 2)

Critical discussion of seminar arguments: 8 in total at 600 words each; total weighting 20% (LO 3)

Major research project: 3000 words 40% (LO 4)

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Workload

4 hours of lectures per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 16 hours of independent study per week over the semester (total 260 hours)

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) , Bachelor of Languages (Honours), or completion of 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts).

Prescribed Texts

Available from the course Wattle site



Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major.


Specialisations

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:
12 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
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $5436
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $7752
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4001 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9002 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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