- Code LING6001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
This course gives an introduction to human language, its structure and how it can be described and analysed. The methodology of linguistics (the scientific study of language) is introduced, focusing on the formulation of generalisations that say what all human languages share. The aim of the unit is to give a conceptual framework for (1) thinking about and discussing language and language-related topics, and (2) aiding the acquisition and teaching of a second language. and (3) pursuing further study of linguistics.
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 their ability to describe properly basic aspects of language structure like speech sounds, words and sentences.
- Apply basic linguistic analytical techniques to languages that are unfamiliar to them.
- Demonstrate their understanding of how the systems of a language interact with each other to connect meaning to form.
- Undertake guided research into topics in human language.
Assignment 1 (10%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer) [LO's 1,2,3]
Assignment 2 (15%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer) [LO's 1,2,3]
Assignment 3 (15%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer) [LO's 1,2,3]
Tutorial problems (5%) (1 hour preparation each) [LO's 1,2]
Essay of 1200 words (15%) [LO 4]
3 hour final formal examination (40%) [LO's 1,2,3]
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Workload130 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; b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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