- Code LING8004
- Unit Value 6 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, Language Studies, Linguistics
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Jennifer Hendriks
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2024
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This course covers the foundations of the study of human language; its structure and how it can be described and analysed. Students will discover what all human languages have in common and how they differ. The methodology of linguistics (the scientific study of language) is introduced, focusing on approaches to representing and accounting for linguistic patterns. The aim of the course is to give a comprehensive conceptual framework for (1) thinking about and discussing diverse languages and language-related topics, (2) aiding the acquisition and teaching of a second language, and (3) applying and communicating detailed linguistic knowledge in a range of settings. The course will be of interest to any student who wishes to learn more about language and is an essential foundation for further studies in linguistics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- describe structural aspects of language in detail (e.g., speech sounds, words and sentences);
- apply a range of linguistic analytical techniques to diverse languages;
- demonstrate in depth understanding of how the systems of a language interact with each other to connect meaning to form;
- undertake guided research into topics in human language;
- communicate about language and linguistics to specialist and general audiences.
- Two linguistic data analysis tasks (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer) (40) [LO 1,2,3]
- Tutorial problems (1 hour preparation each) (5) [LO 1,2,3]
- Presentation/Report on a linguistics topic (1200 words) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final examination (3 hours) (40) [LO 1,2,3]
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130 hours of total student learning time comprising:
a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorial; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Genetti, Carol (ed). 2019. How languages work: An introduction to language and linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
For additional readings, please refer to Wattle.
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