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Language Diversity and Universals - LNGS3700

Year - 2020

Human languages show a great range of diversity in every level of structure: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and more. Yet at the same time this diversity is constrained by universal or near-universal properties. This unit examines the nature and extent of diversity in the world's languages, exploring how this diversity can be best described, analysed, and explained. Principles of Language Typology and techniques for discovering patterns and generalizations are introduced. Explanations for diversity and universals are considered.

1x2hr seminar/week

1x 1500wd Midterm essay (20%), 1x 2500wd Final essay (40%), 4x 500wd Assignment (40%)


12 credit points at 2000 level in Linguistics


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Linguistics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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