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

A basic knowledge of the workings of language can be a useful adjunct to many areas of study, including any foreign language, literature, anthropology, philosophy, computer science, or psychology.  This minor builds on the introduction to linguistics (1001), which may be taken on its own are as part of another major or minor, to allow further study of some of the sub-areas of linguistics.

Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate a basic understanding of the nature of the structures found across human languages
  2. demonstrate a basic understanding of how people use languages to communicate, and of the role of language in human society and in communication across cultures
  3. describe some of the most important sorts of variation found in human languages
  4. conduct basic linguistic analysis applying quantitative and/or qualitative methods
  5. evaluate popular beliefs and arguments concerning language use and language diversity
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This minor requires the completion of 24 units which must include:

6 units from the completion of the following course(s):

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

A minimum of 12 units from the completion of the following:

LING2003 - Introduction to Syntax (6 units)

LING2008 - Semantics (6 units)

LING2010 - Sounds of the World's Languages: Phonetics and Phonology (6 units)

LING2020 - Structure of English (6 units)

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

ARAB3003 - Introductory Course to Arabic Linguistics (6 units)

ASIA2001 - Language in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

ASIA2103 - Language in Asia and the Pacific (L) (6 units)

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

CLAS1001- Traditional Grammar (6 units)

COMP2620 - Logic (6 units)

FREN3515 - The sounds of French: phonetics and pronunciation (6 units)

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

INDG2003- Gamilaraay - Introduction to an Australian Indigenous Language (6 units)

INDG2004 - Continuing Gamilaraay (6 units)

INDG2005 - Introduction to an Australian Indigenous Language (6-36 units)

INDG2006 - Continuing Australian Indigenous Language (6-36 units)LANG3004 - Language and Society in Latin America (6 units)

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

LING1002 - Language and Society (6 units)

LING2005 - Language Change and Linguistic Reconstruction (6 units)

LING2013 - Teaching Languages (6 units)

LING2015 - Language, Culture, Translation (6 units)

LING2016 - Language in Indigenous Australia (6 units)

LING2017 - Chinese Linguistics (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)

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

LING2028 - Japanese Linguistics (6 units)

LING2029 - Assessing Language (6 units)

LING2034- Communication in Health Care (6 units)

LING2040-Astronesian languages (6 units)

LING2101 - Second Language Acquisition (6 units)

LING2104 - The History of the English Language (6 units)

LING2105 - Language and the law: introduction to forensic linguistics (6 units)

LING2106 - Language and Social Interaction (6 units)

LING2107 - Advanced Academic English (6 units)

LING2521- Child Language Acquisition (6 units)

LING3008 - Study of A Language Family (6 units)

LING3012 - Field Methods in Linguistics (6 units)

LING3025 - Special Topics in Linguistics (6 units)

LING3031 - Papuan Languages (6 units)

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

LING3033 - Advanced Sociophonetics (6 units)

LING3035 - Semantic Typology (6 units)

LING3036 - Advanced Sociolinguistics (6 units)

LING3126 - Syntactic Theory (6 units)

PHIL1005 - Logic and Critical Thinking (6 units)

PHIL2016 - Philosophy of Language (6 units)

PHIL2080 - Logic (6 units)

PHIL2121 - Philosophical Logic (6 units)

SPAN2601 - The Sounds of Spanish (6 units)

SPAN2602 - The Structure of Spanish (6 units)

SPAN2603 - History of the Spanish language. A linguistic time travel (6 units)

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

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