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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Anna Margetts


Previously coded LIN4660


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:

  1. Read critically.
  2. Use analytic and interpretive skills in dealing with language data.
  3. Assess evidence supporting various theories and thereby evaluate these theories.
  4. Present logical, coherent arguments both orally and in writing.


Thesis (16,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Keith Allan