- Code LING6005
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and the School of Culture History and Language and the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences / ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
All languages change. This course explores explanations and motivations for change in different linguistic 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:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an understanding of how and why languages change;
- apply methods of describing linguistic changes and reconstruct earlier stages of languages;
- evaluate and apply models for determining genetic relationships between languages
- undertake guided research in some area of language change.
- critically assess research papers on language change and historical linguistics
Indicative AssessmentTutorial preparation and participation, 10% [LOs 1-5]
2 x Analytical Assignments, 10% each, total 20% [LOs 1, 2, 3]
1,000-word Critical Summary, 10% [LO 5]
2,500-word Essay, 30% [LO 4,5]
2.5-hour Exam, 30% [LOs 1, 2, 3]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorials per week
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|10035||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|