• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Translation Studies, Language Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Manuel Delicado Cantero
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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In this course students will become acquainted with the fundamental concepts of syntax and with a wide variety of syntactic structures found in the world's languages and will develop skills in syntactic analysis.  Examples will be used from languages from every inhabited continent, and students will learn how to go about analyzing the syntax of an unfamiliar language.

 

Learning Outcomes

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:
  1. Read descriptive and typologically oriented literature about syntax.
  2. Apply a range of concepts and terms from syntax to data that exemplify them.
  3. Solve simple problems in grammatical analysis.
  4. Undertake guided research in the grammatical structure of languages of different types.
  5. Evaluate the suitability of simple syntactic frameworks for descriptive projects in different kinds of languages.

Other Information

This course is required for Honours in Linguistics.

Indicative Assessment

2 x Analysis problems (1-2 pages of data, calling for 2-4 pages of analysis) (20% each for a total of 40%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 3]
Research Report, 1500 words (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]
Take-home exam (30%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 3]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 12 hours of lectures, 24 hours of tutorial.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed LING1001 or LING2001. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. Incompatible with LING6003

Prescribed Texts

The textbook will be specified on Wattle, and additional readings made available there.

Assumed Knowledge

No special knowledge and skills beyond the Requisite Statement

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4110 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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