- Code LING6018
- 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
Social settings involving interaction between speakers of different languages and/or dialects can lead to language change. This course explores such “contact-induced” language change in terms of:
(i)different social contexts, such as multilingual societies, immigration, colonisation, trade, cultural hegemony; and
(ii)different sociolinguistic processes, including accommodation, code-switching, borrowing copying) of vocabulary, adaptation of linguistic structure, dialect leveling (koineisation), language shift, creation of new languages through pidginisation and language mixing.
Students are introduced to theories and models of language contact and learn how to use them to analyse and understand linguistic data from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives. The course will focus on language settings in Europe, Asia and the Pacific, but will also consider case studies from other areas of the world.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- understand, evaluate and critically assess current models and theories of language contact;
- identify different sociolinguistic processes and their role in contact-induced language change;
- analyse linguistic data within a speaker-based model of language contact;
- critically assess and evaluate research on a specific language contact scenario;
- reflect on and articulate how multilingual social settings influence everyday language use.
Indicative Assessment2 Assignments, 2000 words total (30%, LOs 1, 2, 3), Critical summary, 500 words (10%, LOs 1, 2, 3, 5), Essay 3,000 words (30%, LOs 1-5), Report, 1,500 words, (20%, LOs 1, 4, 5), Tutorial participation (10%, LOs 1-5).
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WorkloadThis course has 26lectures and 7 tutorials or approximately 2.5 contact hours per week. It is expected that students will spend an additional 7.5 hours per week of independent study preparing assignments and doing further reading.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9267||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|