• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code GALI-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
General and Applied Linguistics Specialisation

We offer a General and Applied Linguistics specialisation to give you an introductory understanding of the area that is also a pathway to a Masters degree in the discipline.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the General and Applied Linguistics specialisation, students will have developed the appropriate disciplinary knowledge and acquired advanced skills to:
  1. critically apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques to understanding national and international issues and problems;
  2. relate a field of study in the arts, humanities or social sciences to its wider cultural and societal context;
  3. critically evaluate ideas and develop creative solutions to complex problems; and
  4. communicate and debate complex issues both orally and in writing, using a variety of media.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
LING6001 Introduction to the Study of Language 6
LING6020 The Structure of English 6
  LING 8025: Tools for Language Analysis

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
  LANG 6103: Second Language Pragmatics
LING6002 Language and Society 6
LING6003 Introduction to Syntax 6
LING6008 Semantics 6
LING6010 Sounds of the World's Languages: Phonetics and Phonology 6
LING6015 Language, Culture and Translation 6
LING6016 Language in Indigenous Australian Society 6
LING6021 Cross Cultural Communication 6
LING6022 Language Policy and Language Politics 6
LING6023 Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making 6
LING6105 Language and the law: introduction to forensic linguistics 6
LING6311 Language and Social Interaction 6
LING6529 The History of the English Language 6
  PASI 6020: Languages of the Pacific
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