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Introduction to Linguistics

Undergraduate | UNE-LING101 | 2024

Is alliteration a sound that sends you soaring? Does onomatopoeia make your heart ba-boom? Language lovers unite. Learn to analyse sounds, words and grammar. Explore the role of language in society, including attitudes towards spoken word.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Introduction to Linguistics

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate coherent knowledge of the analytical concepts and skills necessary to describe the sound systems, word structures, word meanings, and sentence patterns of a language;
    2. analyse and identify linguistic structures of non-English languages;
    3. demonstrate recognition of the role played by variation in the linguistic codes of English, and of other languages;
    4. evaluate and summarise the basic linguistic research into first language acquisition and second language learning;
    5. demonstrate understanding of the problems of analysing meaning through coherently describing this to both specialist and non-specialist audiences; and
    6. analyse and describe how words are formed, and how certain words or parts of words function to produce meaning.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-ART-DIP-2024 - Diploma in Arts


Candidature in Diploma in Arts

Additional requirements

  • 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 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.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Diploma in Arts

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