- Code LING6009
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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, Linguistics
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Nicholas Evans
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
- Co-taught Course
First Semester 2021
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Semester 1 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities may also be available.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Collect and annotate primary linguistic data on an under-described language from language speakers
- Manage large amounts of linguistic data using state-of-the-art methods and technologies of data management and archiving
- Analyse grammatical structures of an unknown language on the basis of spoken linguistic data
- Articulate and present findings from primary linguistic data to a linguistic audience
- Critically assess and evaluate research on the linguistic description of other languages
- Create outreach materials for a language
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
- 1. Data management and archiving (10) [LO 2]
- 2. Phonology Report (20) [LO 1,3,4,5]
- 3. Text Analysis (15) [LO 1,2,3,6]
- 4. Dictionary entries (15) [LO 1,3,4]
- 5. Analytical Grammar Paper (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- (Please note that although the assessment items for the undergraduate and graduate levels of this course are the same, for graduate students there are extra components to the Phonology Report, the Text Analysis and the Analytical Grammar Paper, which address the additional learning outcomes) (null) [LO null]
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WorkloadThe total workload for this course including in class time and independent study is 130 hours.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4071||22 Feb 2021||01 Mar 2021||31 Mar 2021||28 May 2021||In Person||View|