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LING 3020 - Perspectives on Language Variation & Change

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week face-to-face + up to 6 on-line activity (MOOCS)
Restriction: Available to students undertaking a Linguistics Major only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: At least 15 units of Linguistics Major courses
Assumed Knowledge: LING 1101, LING 1102
Assessment: Linguistic practical (eg comparative method or text analysis) 20%, Oral presentation 20%, Research report 60%

This is the capstone course for the Linguistics Major. All languages vary internally in accordance with a range of parameters including the gender, age, social class, occupation, origins etc. of their speakers. Most languages have distinct regional and social varieties. They also vary according to the contexts in which they are used and the purposes for which they are employed. All living languages constantly change over time in response to innovations introduced by younger generations, technological change or contact with other languages or with other varieties of the same language. Drawing on descriptive and analytic skills developed during their undergraduate study of linguistics, students will undertake independent study of language variation and change, assembling their own body of data either through archival, library, internet research or field research. Students wishing to undertake research in the field will need to obtain ethics clearance in Semester 1 prior to enrolling in this course in Semester 2.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
6 0.25 Band 1 $1,641 Band 1 $1,641 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21995 LE01 30 19 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 10am - 11am Engineering Nth, N132, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 10am - 11am Engineering Nth, N132, Teaching Room
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21996 SE01 30 19 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 4pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room