Introduction to Linguistics
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- 27 Feb 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- 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;
- analyse and identify linguistic structures of non-English languages;
- demonstrate recognition of the role played by variation in the linguistic codes of English, and of other languages;
- evaluate and summarise the basic linguistic research into first language acquisition and second language learning;
- demonstrate understanding of the problems of analysing meaning through coherently describing this to both specialist and non-specialist audiences; and
- analyse and describe how words are formed, and how certain words or parts of words function to produce meaning.
- 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.
Candidature in Diploma in Arts
- 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.
Language is a fundamental aspect of our humanity. In this subject you will receive an introductory overview of the basic structural features of language, and the techniques used by linguists to analyse the sounds, words, and grammar of any language. You will explore the role of language in society, touching on varieties of language (dialects, standards, etc.) and the attitudes people have towards different kinds of language. The subject also explores how children acquire language, and the processes adults go through as they learn a second language (first- and second- language acquisition). There is an emphasis on problem-solving and data analysis; however, you do not need to know any language other than English to undertake this subject.
Assessment 1 Online Quizzes: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6 Assessment 2 Worksheet: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1,3,5 Assessment 3 Take Home Exam: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6
- 2 Online Quizzes (25%)
- Worksheet (35%)
- Take Home Exam: Written assessment: Students are required to achieve a minimum mark of 40% in this assessment in order to pass the unit. (40%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 09 Jun 23
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.