Foundations of Linguistics
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of linguistic structures of non-English languages;
- identify, analyse and evaluate the role played by variation in linguistic codes of English, and of other languages;
- identify, analyse and evaluate the role that language plays in Australian society and in other societies and cultures;
- recognise and describe the most common sounds found in human languages and the international symbols used to represent them, with the ability to communicate this knowledge to others;
- independently analyse and describe the sound systems of particular languages; and
- demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of the nature of variation and similarity between languages.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Diploma in Arts To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
In this subject you will build on the structural topics of the prerequisite unit. Using examples from English and other languages, you will continue to explore the basic structural features of language, including techniques of phonemic analysis, morphology, syntax and pragmatics. You’ll learn how to recognise the common sounds found in human languages and the symbols used to represent them. This subject will teach you how to identify, analyse and evaluate the role that language plays in Australian society and in other societies and cultures. You’ll also look at global varieties of English and topics in sociolinguistics including language variation, diglossia, bilingualism, and multilingualism. Finally, you will consider the history of writing and how diverse types of writing systems are organised. There is an emphasis on problem-solving and data analysis.
Assessment 1 Worksheet: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1,3,5 Assessment 2 Quizzes: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6 Assessment 3 Take Home Exam: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6
- Worksheet (20%)
- 5 online quizzes each worth 10% (50%)
- Take Home Exam - 2 hrs 15 mins (30%)
Current study term: 26 Jun 22 to 23 Sep 22
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