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LNGS3605: Describing a Language

2024 unit information

A language other than English is chosen for analysis (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and discourse), and for description of the ways it is used (ethnography of speaking including speech acts, speech events, registers and genres). It is examined in its areal, genetic, historical, social and typological context. We also examine sources of data and their reliability, and the way findings are presented (reference and teaching grammars and linguistic papers).

Unit details and rules

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Linguistics

Code LNGS3605
Academic unit Linguistics
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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(LNGS2601 and LNGS2624) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Linguistics
Corequisites:
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None
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. A deepened knowledge and appreciation of the diversity and unity of human languages
  • LO2. The ability to reflect critically on different approaches to the study of language
  • LO3. Deepened understanding of a new language
  • LO4. Ability to collaboratively describe one large system by examination through smaller pieces
  • LO5. Appreciate the context of an endangered language

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote

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