- Code LING4013
- Unit Value 12 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, Translation Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Rosey Billington
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2023
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This course will provide key training for thesis writing and research communication in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. Students will gain hands-on experience in essential components of the research writing process: planning a study and developing research questions; critically assessing and synthesising relevant literature; effectively structuring a thesis and organising content within sections; and using appropriate academic style and conventions. Students will also gain knowledge of research dissemination through presentations and publications for different audiences, and acquire practical skills in tools and techniques for research writing, such as advanced Word skills and the use of reference management software. By focusing on one topic area for the different pieces of assessment throughout the course, students will complete the course with a strong basis for their Honours thesis, and will have had experience presenting their ideas to scholars outside their research area. Material submitted in this course may be incorporated into a student’s thesis.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- critically assess and synthesise scholarship in their field and engage with disciplinary debates in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics;
- communicate research plans, motivations and findings for linguistics projects to academic, professional and general audiences;
- structure a written piece of research to develop an argument in a coherent way and communicate using appropriate academic and disciplinary conventions; and
- use tools to enhance their research and the presentation of their research.
- Bibliography (20~25 items) (10) [LO 1,4]
- Critical reflections (4 x 250-word entries) (15) [LO 1,2,4]
- Preliminary thesis abstract and outline (1,000 words) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Draft thesis chapter (4,000 words) (45) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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260 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact,
b) 224 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Readings will be specified via course page
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