- Code LING2005
- Unit Value 6 units
All languages change. This course explores explanations and motivations for change in different linguistc 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.
Indicative AssessmentTutorial participation, 10% [LOs 1-4]
2 x Analytical Assignments, 15% each, total 30% [LOs 1, 2, 3]
2,500-word Essay, 30% [LO 4]
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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