Seminars in Descriptive Linguistics

Subject 175-428 (2008)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008.Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty four hours of seminars in semi-intensive mode 24 July - 11 August (eight hours per week for three weeks) commencing the first week of semester (timetable is negotiable to suit students, and may include blocks of a half or full-day in a computer lab)
Total Time Commitment: .
Prerequisites: 50 points of second/third-year linguistics subjects. In particular years, depending on the nature of the advanced topic, students may be recommended to have completed an introductory subject relevant to this topic.
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Recommended Background Knowledge: .
Non Allowed Subjects: .
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Barbara Kelly
Subject Overview:

A program of advanced seminars on a current topic in descriptive linguistics, such as a particular grammatical, semantic issue. Subject availability and topic studied vary from year to year depending on the availability of experts in the field visiting the School.

Assessment: Written work totalling 5000 words.
Prescribed Texts: .
Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • communicate intelligibly and economically their understanding of debates within this area;

  • understand the framing and pursuit of cutting-edge research in a particular scientific topic.


School approval is required for enrolment in this subject. The subject dates and HECS/course fee census date for this subject change each year. Check your enrolment record for the correct census date for this subject.

Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Arts (Linguistics & Applied Linguistics)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts(Linguistics and Applied Linguistics)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Linguistics & Applied Linguistics)

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