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KCIL5611: Words and Meanings in Indigenous Languages

2024 unit information

Words are the principal vehicles for conveying meaning in most languages. This unit of study gives students a foundation in the description of meaning and the structure and function of words with particular reference to Indigenous Australian languages. It also provides students with the skills to classify words and their component parts and describe the ways in which they combine sound and meaning to make verbal communication possible.

Unit details and rules

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Indigenous Academic Units

Code KCIL5611
Academic unit Indigenous Academic Units
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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KCIL5610 and KCIL5612
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. recognise and describe a variety of classes of words, their functions and structural features
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of word formation processes in different languages
  • LO3. analyse and describe the morphological features of languages
  • LO4. recognise and describe a variety of meaning relations between words

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive February 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive January 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Intensive January 2021
Block mode Remote
Intensive February 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive February 2022
Block mode Remote
Intensive February 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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