- Code LING3012
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Language Studies, Linguistics
- Academic career UGRD
- Sonja Riesberg
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Autumn Session 2018
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In this course students work under guidance with a native speaker of a previously undescribed language, learning how to analyse a language from scratch, preparing and archiving descriptive materials, and writing papers on aspects of the grammar (syntax, phonology, lexicon). Instruction is given in the methodologies and technologies of linguistic fieldwork, including collection, analysis and organisation of data, and the social dimensions of work with speakers of minority languages. The elicitation and analysis of primary linguistic data will deepen the understanding and extend the skills that students have acquired in earlier linguistic coursework.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Collect and annotate primary linguistic data on an under-described language from language speakers
2. Manage large amounts of linguistic data using state-of-the-art methods and technologies of data management and archiving
3. Analyse grammatical structures of an unknown language on the basis of spoken linguistic data
4. Articulate and present findings from primary linguistic data to a linguistic audience
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
Indicative Assessment1. Data management and archiving- 10% of course mark; addresses learning outcome 2
2. Phonology Report- 20% of course mark; addresses learning outcomes 1, 3 and 4
3. Transcription and annotation of a text- 15% of course mark; addresses learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3
4. Dictionary entries- 15% of course mark; addresses learning outcomes 1, 3 and 4
5. Analytical Grammar Paper- 40%; addresses all four learning outcomes
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WorkloadThe total workload for this course including in class time and independent study is 130 hours.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5797||18 Jun 2018||29 Jun 2018||29 Jun 2018||22 Jul 2018||In Person||N/A|