• 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, Latin American Languages, Language Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Carmel O'Shannessy
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
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Languages are complex systems with many subsystems, each of which is linked with different theories of how the subsystem is internally structured and how it interacts with other parts of the system.  Students will be exposed to a range of research on theoretical approaches to linguistics subsystems and their interaction, while carrying out in-depth exploration of a particular subsystem.  They will employ and evaluate particular theories of language and its subsystems.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  1. Critically compare and discriminate between different theories and analytical practice with respect to subsystems.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of background and current literature relevant to analysis and theory.
  3. Evaluate arguments presented in research seminars in terms of their content and their academic presentation.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to carry out in-depth research relating theory and analysis.

Indicative Assessment

Critical summary of reading: 1000 words  20% (LO 1)

Data collection and analysis: 1000 words 20% (LO 2)

Critical discussion of seminar arguments: 8 in total at 600 words each; total weighting 20% (LO 3)

Major research project: 3000 words 40% (LO 4)

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Workload

260 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 48 hours of lectures; b) 212 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Arts Honours (HARTS or HART2) , Bachelor of Languages Honours (HLANG) or Bachelor of Asian Studies Honours (HASIA), or completion of 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts) (APHAR or APNAR).

Prescribed Texts

Available from the course Wattle site

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major.

Specialisations

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2893 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 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
7869 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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