LIN4660(A) - Minor thesis Part 1
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Dr Anna Margetts
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.
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:
- Read critically.
- Use analytic and interpretive skills in dealing with language data.
- Assess evidence supporting various theories and thereby evaluate these theories.
- Present logical, coherent arguments both orally and in writing.