- 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
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.
This course is an intensive course on linguistic field methods. Students will be exposed to Ghayavi, an under-documented Oceanic language of the Milne Bay region of Papua New Guinea.
Pre readings released to students/zoom session to introduce students to intensive course expectation and structure.
11-15 July, 18-22 July
10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm, 1 hour lecture/discussion with 3 hours of group sessions with our native Ghayavi guest speaker. We will conduct recording, transcription, and elicitation together, discuss our current analyses, challenges and plans for overcoming them, and more general topics such as tools, methods, and logistics during these intensive sessions.
Final assessment due.
- Data management and archiving (10) [LO 2]
- Phonology Report (20) [LO 1,3,4,5]
- Text Analysis (15) [LO 1,2,3,6]
- Dictionary entries (15) [LO 1,3,4]
- Analytical Grammar Paper (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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|
|4577||01 Jul 2023||21 Jul 2023||21 Jul 2023||30 Sep 2023||In-Person and Online||N/A|