- Code LING2018
- 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
Study of the social situations involving interaction between speakers of different languages, the social processes which result in changes to languages, and the linguistic effects of such interaction. Social situations to include: multilingual societies, immigration, colonisation, trade, cultural hegemony. Socio-linguistic processes of 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. Linguistic characteristics resulting from such processes; how to diagnose prehistoric contact-induced language change. Discussion of Pacific, Asian and European language situations, as well as selected areas from other parts 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 and evaluate current models and theories of language contact;
- critically read and assess research papers on language contact scenarios and models;
- identify different sociolinguistic processes and their role in contact-induced language change;
- analyse linguistic data within a speaker-based model of language contact;
- reflect on and articulate how multilingual social settings influence everyday language use.
Indicative AssessmentTwo assignments, 2000 words total (30%, LOS 1, 2, 3, 4), 2,500 word essay (30%, LOs 1-5), 2.5 hour examination (30%, LOs 1-5), and tutorial participation (10%, LOs 1-5).
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WorkloadThis course has 26 lectures and 7 tutorialsor 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|
|9264||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|