• 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 Asian Languages, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Wayan Arka
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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In this course, students will develop an advanced understanding of the morphosyntactic structures of human languages, and of the concepts and goals of syntactic analysis to make sense of such structures. Students will gain practical experience in solving syntactic problems, considering data from different languages.

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 understanding of the morphosyntactic structures of human languages through applying linguistic theories to solve problems encountered in linguistic data from a range of languages
  2. Understand how people use morphosyntactic systems in languages to communicate
  3. Use basic tools of modern approaches to morphosyntax to analyse certain grammatical structures of English and a range of other languages.
  4. Carry out research applying relevant theoretical approaches to the analysis of morphosyntactic structures of a language or languages.
  5. Undertake guided research on a given topic for a project, and then present and justify the analysis.

Indicative Assessment

Four analysis tasks, 400 words each (10% each, total 40%) [Learning Outcomes 1,2,3]
Briefly annotated bibliography on some topic, which would constitute good basic research for a paper (10% Learning Outcome 2)
500 word plan for Research Essay (10%, Learning Outcomes 4,5)Critical Summary, 1000 words (10%) [Learning Outcome 5]
Research essay, 3000 words (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials, and
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 LING2026 or LING3126.

Prescribed Texts

Prescribed readings will be posted on the Wattle website for the course.

Preliminary Reading

Suggested preliminary readings will be posted on the Wattle website for the course.

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.

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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8844 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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