• Code LING4106
  • Unit Value 6 to 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 Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Rosey Billington
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2025
    Second Semester 2025
    See Future Offerings

In this course students will undertake advanced readings in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, in order to increase their critical understandings of identified works and how they are situated in the field, and develop knowledge of emerging research. Students will continue their training in theoretical and empirical approaches to Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and engage with discipline experts through guided readings and scholarly presentations. Material submitted in this course may be incorporated into a student’s thesis.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. review and evaluate the approaches used by scholars in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics to address the development of thinking in the discipline;
  2. review and evaluate the types of evidence used in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics to support or refute hypotheses;
  3. demonstrate critical engagement with arguments in a range of sub-areas in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics; and
  4. demonstrate enhanced skills in synthesising and critiquing published works.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Written critical reflections on research papers and presentations (6 unit course total 3000 words; 12 unit course total 6000 words) (50) [LO 1,2]
  2. Written critical reflection on an area of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (6 unit course 2000 words; 12 unit course 4000 words) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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6-unit version of course: 130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 18 hours of attendance at weekly Seminars,

b) 112 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

12-unit version of course: 260 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 24-36 hours of contact with instructor over 12 weeks

b) 224-236 hours of independent student research, reading and writing (approximately 15-20 hours per week).

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts Honours (HARTS or HART2), Bachelor of Languages Honours (HLANG), Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Honours (HMECA) or Bachelor of Asian Studies Honours (HASIA), or have completed 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts) (APHAR or APNAR).

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable

Preliminary Reading

Not required

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 to 12 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3268 17 Feb 2025 24 Feb 2025 31 Mar 2025 23 May 2025 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8277 21 Jul 2025 28 Jul 2025 31 Aug 2025 24 Oct 2025 In Person N/A

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