- Code LING6508
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Pacific Studies
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
The course will initiate students to the descriptive study of modern languages within the context of their family; it will also consolidate and advance their understanding of the principles of language change.
On successful completion of this course, students should:
- be familiar with the grammatical structures of the adopted language (Hiw);
- be familiar with the typological profile of Oceanic languages, in domains such as phonology, morphology, syntax, semantic structures;
- be able to situate the historical development of Oceanic languages within the broader history of the Asia-Pacific region;
- be able to analyse raw linguistic data (whether from the language of reference or from other languages), and articulate analytical hypotheses in both synchronic and diachronic perspectives.
1. Two problem-sets illustrating linguistic analyses to concrete data
(20%, LOs 1,4), with 1-2 pages of data calling for 2-3 pages of
2. A short critical summary of 1000 words of a journal article, which addresses a significant issue in Austronesian linguistics (15%; LOs 1, 2,3).
3. A 20 minute oral presentation on a selected topic, possibly developed to become a research essay topic (10%; LOs 2,3,5, 6,7).
4. Attendance and participation in class discussions (5%; LOs 6).
5. A research essay, 2000-2500 words, which can either be an original investigation and analysis of some aspect of an Austronesian language, or a comparative study of a particular property across Austronesian languages (50%, including 20% draft, 5% peer-review report, and 25% final revised version; LOs 1,2,3,4,5,6,7). Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but may expect more rigorous assessment and additional assignment work, tailored to the student's interests.
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32 contact hours (lectures/tutorials) over the course of the semester.
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|10033||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|