• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Minor code LING-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate

A basic knowledge of the workings of language can be a useful adjunct to many areas of study, including any foreign language, literature, anthropology, philosophy, computer science, or psychology.  This minor builds on the introduction to linguistics (1001), which may be taken on its own are as part of another major or minor, to allow further study of some of the sub-areas of linguistics.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. demonstrate a basic understanding of the nature of the structures found across human languages
  2. demonstrate a basic understanding of how people use languages to communicate, and of the role of language in human society and in communication across cultures
  3. describe some of the most important sorts of variation found in human languages
  4. conduct basic linguistic analysis applying quantitative and/or qualitative methods
  5. evaluate popular beliefs and arguments concerning language use and language diversity
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
LING1001 Introduction to the Study of Language 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
AUST1001 Learning an Indigenous Australian Language 6
CLAS1001 Traditional Grammar 6
LING1002 Language and Society 6
PHIL1005 Logic and Critical Thinking 6

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

Code Title Units
LING2003 Introduction to Syntax 6
LING2008 Semantics 6
LING2010 Sounds of the World's Languages: Phonetics and Phonology 6
LING2020 Structure of English 6

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ARAB3003 Introductory Course to Arabic Linguistics 6
ASIA2001 Language in Asia 6
ASIA2103 Language in Asia (L) 6
ASIA2308 Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific 6
AUST2008 Learning an Indigenous Australian language 2 6
COMP2620 Logic 6
FREN3515 The sounds of French: phonetics and pronunciation 6
GERM2048 Spoken Interaction in German: Theory and Practice 6
GERM3048 Spoken Interaction in German: Theory and Practice 6
HUMN2001 Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects 6
INDN2101 The Shape of Indonesian: Its Structure and Development 6
JPNS2024 Japanese Grammar and Expressions 6
LANG3001 Translation across Languages: the translation of literary texts 6
LANG3002 Translation across Languages: specialised material 6
LANG3004 Language and Society in Latin America 6
LANG3005 Language and Identity in a European Context 6
LING2005 Language Change and Linguistic Reconstruction 6
LING2013 Teaching Languages 6
LING2015 Language, Culture, Translation 6
LING2016 Language in Indigenous Australia 6
LING2017 Chinese Linguistics 6
LING2018 Languages in Contact 6
LING2021 Cross Cultural Communication 6
LING2022 Language Policy and Language Politics 6
LING2023 Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making 6
LING2027 Language and Society in Latin America 6
LING2028 Japanese Linguistics 6
LING2029 Assessing Language 6
LING2101 Second Language Acquisition 6
LING2103 Language, Power, and Identity 6
LING2104 The History of the English Language 6
LING2105 Language and the law: introduction to forensic linguistics 6
LING2106 Language and Social Interaction 6
LING2107 Academic English 6
LING3008 Study of A Language Family 6
LING3012 Field Methods 6
LING3013 Issues in Advanced Japanese Linguistics 6
LING3021 Child Language Acquisition 6
LING3022 Seminar on Semantics 6
LING3025 Special Topics in Linguistics 6
LING3030 A comparative study of Austronesian languages 6
LING3031 Papuan Languages 6
LING3032 Advanced Forensic Linguistics: Forensic Voice and Text Comparison 6
LING3107 Morphology 6
LING3119 Phonological analysis 6
LING3126 Syntactic Theory 6
PASI2010 Talking the Pacific: Melanesian pidgins and creoles in social context 6
PHIL2016 Philosophy of Language 6
PHIL2080 Logic 6
PHIL2121 Philosophical Logic 6
SPAN2601 The Sounds of Spanish 6
SPAN2602 The Structure of Spanish 6
SPAN2603 History of the Spanish language. A linguistic time travel 6
SPAN2604 Language variation across the Spanish-speaking world 6
SPAN3031 Advanced Spanish Topics in Language and Linguistics 6
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