• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Minor code APLN-MIN

Understanding the relevance of language and linguistics to real life problems and situations is more important than ever, particularly within our modern, linguistically diverse world. A minor in Applied Linguistics equips you with the skills to apply language and linguistic knowledge to a range of topically relevant areas, including, language management and language policy, language in spoken interaction, language acquisition, language teaching and cross cultural communication.

Applied Linguistics is a highly relevant minor for a range of students: for students with prior linguistic knowledge who would like to understand how linguistics can be applied to a variety of real-life issues; for language students who would like to explore language acquisition and teaching from a theoretical perspective and the relevance of language in all contexts and cultures; and for students with no prior language or linguistic knowledge but who are interested in how language is used in contemporary society.


Learning Outcomes

  1. identify, analyse and critically discuss central issues in several core areas of Applied Linguistics, such as language management and language policy, language in spoken interaction, language acquisition, language teaching and cross cultural communication.
  2. understand theoretical frameworks used in different core areas and be able to evaluate their contributions and limitations with respect to specific research questions.
  3. apply Applied Linguistics methodologies to seek answers to questions relevant to how language is used in everyday life.
  4. reflect on, and articulate, their own developing views of language central to the discipline in ways that are both methodologically and theoretically informed.
  5. apply the knowledge and skills gained to new language situations as these arise in relevant future contexts.
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A maximum of 12 units from the completion of the following list:

LING1001 - Introduction to the Study of Language (6 units)

LING1002 - Language and Society (6 units)

6 - 24 units from the completion of the following:

LING2013 - Teaching Languages (6 units)

LING2015 - Language, Culture, Translation (6 units)

LING2016 - Language and Society in Indigenous Australia (6 units)

LING2018 - Languages in Contact (6 units)

LING2021 - Cross Cultural Communication (6 units)

LING2022 - Language Policy and Language Politics (6 units)

LING2023 - Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making (6 units)

LANG3001 - Translation across Languages: the translation of literary texts (6 units)

LANG3002 - Translation across Languages: specialised material (6 units)

LING2101 - Second Language Acquisition (6 units)

PASI2010 - Talking the Pacific: Melanesian pidgins and creoles in social context (6 units)

SPAN2604 - Multilingualism and indigenous peoples in the Americas (6 units)

LING2106 - Language and Social Interaction (6 units)

LING2105 - Forensic Linguistics: Language and the Law (6 units)

LING2027 - Language and Society in Latin America (6 units)

LANG3004 - Language and Society in Latin America (6 units)

HUMN2001 - Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects (6 units)

ASIA2308 - Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

LING3032 - Forensic Linguistics: Forensic Voice and Text Comparison (6 units)

LING2029 - Assessing Language (6 units)

LING2107 - Advanced Academic English (6 units)

LING2034 - Communication in Health Care (6 units)

LING2521 - Child Language Acquisition (6 units)

LING3035 - Semantic Typology (6 units)

LING3036 - Advanced Sociolinguistics (6 units)

A maximum of 6 units from the completion of the following list:

LING2003 - Grammar of the World's Languages (6 units)

LING2008 - Semantics (6 units)

LING2020 - Structure of English (6 units)

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