• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Major code LING-MAJ

Linguistics is the study of human language: how we use languages to communicate, how languages vary and change over time, how meanings are expressed, how children and adults acquire language, communication differences across communities, and much more. In this major, students will learn about branches of linguistics, including sound systems (phonetics and phonology), word and sentence structure (morphology and syntax), conversation and text structure (discourse), meaning (semantics), language use in society (sociolinguistics), language in education and the law. Students study data from a wide variety of languages and may do detailed work on a number of different languages and language families. Thorough training is given in linguistic theory and in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, which students apply to a variety of empirical problems.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstratean understanding of the nature of the structures found in all human languages
  2. demonstratean understanding of how people use languages to communicate, and of the role oflanguage in human society
  3. describethe most important sorts of variation found in human languages
  4. makein-depth analysis in at least one linguistic sub-structure
  5. evaluatepopular beliefs and arguments concerning language use and language diversity
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Requirements

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

 6 units from the completion of the following course(s):

LING1001 - Introduction to the Study of Language (6 units)

A maximum of 6 units from the completion of the following list:

CLAS1001 - Traditional Grammar (6 units)

LING1002 - Language and Society (6 units)

PHIL1005 - Logic and Critical Thinking (6 units)

STAT1003 - Statistical Techniques (6 units)

STAT1008 - Quantitative Research Methods (6 units)

A minimum of 12 units from the completion of the following:

LING2003 - Grammar of the World's Languages (6 units)

LING2008 - Semantics (6 units)

LING2010 - Sounds of the World's Languages: Phonetics and Phonology (6 units)

LING2020 - Structure of English (6 units)

A maximum of 18 units from the completion of the following list:

ASIA2001 - Language in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

ASIA2103 - Language in Asia and the Pacific (L) (6 units)

ASIA2308 - Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific (6 units)

COMP2620 - Logic (6 units)

GERM2048 - Spoken Interaction in German: Theory and Practice (6 units)

HUMN2001 - Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects (6 units)

INDG2003 - Gamilaraay - introduction to an Australian Indigenous Language (6 units)

INDG2004 - Continuing Gamilaraay (6 units)

INDG2005 - Introduction to an Australian Indigenous Language (6-36 units)

INDG2006 - Continuing Australian Indigenous Language (6-36 units)

JPNS2024 - Japanese Grammar and Expressions (6 units)

LING2005 - Language Across Time (6 units)

LING2013 - Teaching Languages (6 units)

LING2015 - Language, Culture, Translation (6 units)

LING2016 - Language and Society in Indigenous Australia (6 units)

LING2017 - Chinese Linguistics (6 units)

LING2018 - Languages in Contact (6 units)

LING2021 - Cross Cultural Communication (6 units)

LING2022 - Language Policy and Language Politics (6 units)

LING2023 - Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making (6 units)

LING2027 - Language and Society in Latin America (6 units)

LING2028 - Japanese Linguistics (6 units)

LING2029 - Assessing Language (6 units)

LING2101 - Second Language Acquisition (6 units)

LING2104 - The History of the English Language (6 units)

LING2105 - Forensic Linguistics: Language and the Law (6 units)

LING2106 - Language and Social Interaction (6 units)

LING2107 - Advanced Academic English (6 units)

MATH2301 - Games, Graphs and Machines (6 units)

PHIL2016 - Philosophy of Language (6 units)

PHIL2080 - Logic (6 units)

PHIL2121 - Philosophical Logic (6 units)

SPAN2601 - The Sounds of Spanish (6 units)

SPAN2602 - The Structure of Spanish (6 units)

SPAN2603 - History of the Spanish language. A linguistic time travel (6 units)

SPAN2604 - Multilingualism and indigenous peoples in the Americas (6 units)

A minimum of 6 units from the completion of the following:

ARAB3003 - Introductory Course to Arabic Linguistics (6 units)

FREN3515 - The sounds of French: phonetics and pronunciation (6 units)

GERM3048 - Spoken Interaction in German: Theory and Practice (6 units)

LANG3001 - Translation across Languages: the translation of literary texts (6 units)

LANG3002 - Translation across Languages: specialised material (6 units)

LANG3004 - Language and Society in Latin America (6 units)

LING2034 - Communication in Health Care (6 units)

LING2040 - Austronesian languages (6 units)

LING2521 - Child Language Acquisition (6 units)

LING3008 - Study of A Language Family (6 units)

LING3012 - Field Methods in Linguistics (6 units)

LING3025 - Special Topics in Linguistics (6 units)

LING3031 - Papuan Languages (6 units)

LING3032 - Forensic Linguistics: Forensic Voice and Text Comparison (6 units)

LING3033 - Advanced Sociophonetics (6 units)

LING3035 - Semantic Typology (6 units)

LING3036 - Advanced Sociolinguistics (6 units)

LING3126 - Topics in Advanced Syntax and Morphology (6 units)

SPAN3031 - Advanced Spanish Topics in Language and Linguistics (6 units)

A maximum of 6 units from the completion of the following list:

STAT3040 - Statistical Learning (6 units)

STAT3016 - Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis (6 units)

 

 

 

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6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
LING1001 Introduction to the Study of Language 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
AUST1001 Learning an Indigenous Australian Language 6
CLAS1001 Traditional Grammar 6
LING1002 Language and Society 6
PHIL1005 Logic and Critical Thinking 6
STAT1003 Statistical Techniques 6
STAT1008 Quantitative Research Methods 6

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
LING2003 Grammar of the World's Languages 6
LING2008 Semantics 6
LING2010 Sounds of the World's Languages: Phonetics and Phonology 6
LING2020 Structure of English 6

A maximum of 18 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ASIA2001 Language in Asia and the Pacific 6
ASIA2103 Language in Asia and the Pacific (L) 6
ASIA2308 Linguistic Histories in Asia and the Pacific 6
  AUST 2008: Indigenous language 2
COMP2620 Logic 6
GERM2048 Spoken Interaction in German: Theory and Practice 6
HUMN2001 Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects 6
JPNS2024 Japanese Grammar and Expressions 6
LING2005 Language Across Time 6
LING2013 Teaching Languages 6
LING2015 Language, Culture, Translation 6
LING2016 Language and Society in Indigenous Australia 6
LING2017 Chinese Linguistics 6
LING2018 Languages in Contact 6
LING2021 Cross Cultural Communication 6
LING2022 Language Policy and Language Politics 6
LING2023 Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making 6
LING2027 Language and Society in Latin America 6
LING2028 Japanese Linguistics 6
LING2029 Assessing Language 6
LING2101 Second Language Acquisition 6
LING2104 The History of the English Language 6
LING2105 Forensic Linguistics: Language and the Law 6
LING2106 Language and Social Interaction 6
LING2107 Advanced Academic English 6
MATH2301 Games, Graphs and Machines 6
  PASI 2010: Talking the Pacific
PHIL2016 Philosophy of Language 6
PHIL2080 Logic 6
PHIL2121 Philosophical Logic 6
SPAN2601 The Sounds of Spanish 6
SPAN2602 The Structure of Spanish 6
SPAN2603 History of the Spanish language. A linguistic time travel 6
SPAN2604 Multilingualism and indigenous peoples in the Americas 6

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ARAB3003 Introductory Course to Arabic Linguistics 6
FREN3515 The sounds of French: phonetics and pronunciation 6
GERM3048 Spoken Interaction in German: Theory and Practice 6
LANG3001 Translation across Languages: the translation of literary texts 6
LANG3002 Translation across Languages: specialised material 6
LANG3004 Language and Society in Latin America 6
LING3008 Study of A Language Family 6
LING3012 Field Methods in Linguistics 6
  LING 3021: Child Language Acquistn
  LING 3022: Seminar on Semantics
LING3025 Special Topics in Linguistics 6
LING2040 Austronesian languages 6
LING3031 Papuan Languages 6
LING3032 Forensic Linguistics: Forensic Voice and Text Comparison 6
LING3033 Advanced Sociophonetics 6
  LING 3107: Morphology
  LING 3119: Phonological analysis
LING3126 Topics in Advanced Syntax and Morphology 6
SPAN3031 Advanced Spanish Topics in Language and Linguistics 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
STAT3040 Statistical Learning 6
STAT3016 Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis 6
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