• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

The course will investigate how word structure is organised in languages, and the major methodological approaches that have been used to study it.  In  addition to examining the major concepts in modern morphological theory, it will also consider in detail the morphology of a small number of languages of different types.

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. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the morphological structures of human languages.
  2. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how people use morphological systems in languages to communicate.
  3. Use appropriate terminology to describe morphological systems in a range of language types.
  4. Evaluate the suitability of different morphological frameworks for the morphological phenomena of diverse languages.
  5. Carry out original research applying morphological theory/theories to one or more languages.

Indicative Assessment

3 written analyses, 1-2 pages of data calling for 2-4 pages of analysis (10% each, totaling 30%) [LOs 1,2,3]
500-word plan for research report (10%)  [LOs 1-5]
Research report, 2500 words (30%) [LOs 1-5]
Examination, 2 hours (30%) [LOs 1-4] 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures, 12 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 LING6003. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. Incompatible with LING2007, LING3107 and LING6007.

Prescribed Texts

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

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 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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