- Code LING2005
- Unit Value 6 units
All languages change. This course explores explanations and motivations for change in different linguistc domains. Students will learn how our understanding of the observed types of change enables us to reconstruct past linguistic states and make certain cultural inferences. The class will explore methods and models of language classification.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of how and why languages change.
2. Apply methods of describing linguistic changes and reconstruct earlier stages of languages.
3. Evaluate and apply models for determining genetic relationships between languages.
4. Undertake guided research in some area of language change.
3 x Analytical assignments (3 x 10% = 30% total), each based on 1-2 pages of data and requiring 2-4 pages of analysis and explanation [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
2,500 research paper (30%) [Learning Outcome 4]
5 training exercises (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
Final examination (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
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2 hours of lectures per week (weeks 1-13) and one hour of tutorial or skills session per week (weeks 2-13). Expect to spend 7 out-of-class hours per week on this course.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|10034||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|