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ATS1339

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitLinguistics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Howard Manns

Synopsis

This unit provides students with an introduction to theoretical and descriptive frameworks adopted in the analysis of language. You will be introduced to techniques for different levels of language analysis; key questions and theoretical and descriptive frameworks adopted in the analysis of language; and some of the applications of these theoretical tools. There is a description of speech sounds and their organization in linguistic systems, the structures of words and sentences and their meanings, the description and analysis of historical processes of language change over time.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students should be able to: apply techniques and procedures, methods and skills presented in the unit to analyse sentence structure and sentence constituents, speech sounds, sound patterns, lexical meaning, and historical approaches to language change from a range of language data sets; methodically collect and analyse linguistic data; presenting findings with coherent argument that reflects the appropriate and conventional formalism utilised in the linguistic analysis of language and communication; display insights both into the language(s) they speak and into languages not previously encountered; demonstrate an understanding of what linguistics is and what linguists do

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 70%
Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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