• 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, Linguisitics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Mathew Carroll
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Winter Session 2019
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

1. 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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Workload

The total workload for this course including in class time and independent study is 130 hours. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed LING2010, LING2003 and LING3119. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this 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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
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.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6743 17 Jun 2019 17 Jun 2019 28 Jun 2019 19 Jul 2019 In Person View

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