• 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 Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Social Research
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

Language is so fundamental to the rituals and events of everyday life that its role is taken for granted. Language and Social Interaction deals with how we use language to negotiate relationships, actions and events in our daily lives. Students will explore various approaches to the analysis of language in interaction, such as conversation analysis, discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis, and they will encounter research into language in interaction in diverse contexts for a range of purposes. Students will develop skills for analysing naturally-occurring language samples, and they will have the opportunity to develop their own research project using a method encountered in the course. This research training experience will include the collection and analysis of data.

 

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. Collect and transcribe naturally-occurring spoken interaction
  2. Summarise and critically review research into language and social interaction
  3. Understand and critique discourse analytic theories and methods
  4. Carry out a research project using methods covered in the course

Indicative Assessment

Transcription exercise (1000 words) 20% [LO 1]
Critical review of research articles (1500 words) 30% [LO 2, 3]
Research project (3000 words) 50% [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]

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Workload

Three hours of contact time, including a 2 hour seminar and a 1 hour tutorial over a 12 week period. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study each week over the semester (total workload 130 hours).

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LING2106. 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.  

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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
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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