- Code LING1001
- 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, as well as what all human languages have in common and how they differ. 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 of a second language. The course will be of interest to any student who wishes to learn more about language and is an essential foundation for further studies in 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.
Analytical assignment 1 (10%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer) [LO's 1,2,3]
Analytical assignment 2 (15%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer) [LO's 1,2,3]
Analytical assignment 3 (15%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer) [LO's 1,2,3]
Tutorial problems (10%) (1 hour preparation each) [LO's 1,2]
3 hour formal final examination (50%) [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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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2031||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|