- Code LING6026
- 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 Asian Languages, European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Language Studies
This course will provide students with an advanced understanding of the morphosyntactic structures of human languages, and of the concepts, goals and methodologies used in studying them. Students will gain practical experience in solving structural problems, considering data from different languages. Topics covered include both morphology and syntax, formal and functional approaches, and different theoretical frameworks, such as Minimalist Program, Lexical Functional Grammar, and probabilistic grammar.
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 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;
- understand how people use morphosyntactic systems in languages to communicate;
- use basic tools of modern approaches to morphosyntax to analyse certain grammatical structures of English and a range of other languages;
- carry out research applying relevant theoretical approaches to the analysis of morphosyntactic structures of a language or languages; and
- undertake guided research on a given topic for a project, and then present and justify the analysis;
Indicative AssessmentFour analysis tasks, 400 words each (10% each for a total of 40%) Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3
Research essay plan, 500 words (10%) Learning outcomes 4, 5
Research essay, 3000 words (40%) Learning outcomes 1-5
Participation (10%) Learning outcomes 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: 12 hours of lectures, 24 hours of tutorial and tutorial-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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