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LIN4660 - Minor thesis

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader(s): Dr Anna Margetts

Offered

Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)

Synopsis

Preparation of a thesis reporting the student's investigation, under the guidance of a supervisor, into an aspect of linguistics. Prospective honours students are encouraged to contact the honours coordinator during their third year to discuss their intended thesis topic and to be referred to a supervisor.

Objectives

Through the completion of a thesis, under the guidance of a supervisor, students will have the experience of conducting a piece of specialised or advanced research on a specific linguistic topic of their choosing, presenting relevant background literature and frameworks, methodology, and results in a 16,000 word thesis. More generally students are expected to develop their abilities to:

  1. Read critically.

  1. Use analytic and interpretive skills in dealing with language data.

  1. Assess evidence supporting various theories and thereby evaluate these theories.

  1. Present logical, coherent arguments both orally and in writing.

Assessment

Thesis (16,000 words): 100%

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