• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Susan Macqueen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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This course gives an introduction to human language, its structure and how it can be described and analysed. The methodology of linguistics (the scientific study of language) is introduced, focusing on the formulation of generalisations that say what all human languages share. The aim of the unit is to give a conceptual framework for (1) thinking about and discussing language and language-related topics, and (2) aiding the acquisition and teaching of a second language. and (3) pursuing further study of linguistics.

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. Demonstrate their ability to describe properly basic aspects of language structure like speech sounds, words and sentences.
  2. Apply basic linguistic analytical techniques to languages that are unfamiliar to them.
  3. Demonstrate their understanding of how the systems of a language interact with each other to connect meaning to form.
  4. Undertake guided research into topics in human language.

Indicative Assessment

Assignment 1 (10%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer)  [LO's 1,2,3]

Assignment 2 (15%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer)  [LO's 1,2,3]

Assignment 3 (15%) (1-2 pages of data; 2-4 pages of answer) [LO's 1,2,3]

Tutorial problems (5%) (1 hour preparation each) [LO's 1,2]

Essay of 1200 words (15%) [LO 4]

3 hour final formal examination (40%) [LO's 1,2,3]

 

In response to COVID-19, ANU has changed the mode of delivery for all classes in Semester 1 2020 to remote delivery.

Semester 1 Class Summary information (available under the Classes tab) on this publication is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available via Wattle and students should have been advised by the offering College. Find out more information on the University's response to COVID-19 here.

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LING1001 or LING2001. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Details available on Wattle site.

 

Specialisations

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 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
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
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
2032 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

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