Subject 175-213 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week - no tutorials in the first and last week of semester
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 5.5 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Students are strongly recommended to have taken 175-105 The Secret Life of Language or 175-014 Phonetics
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Rachel Nordlinger
Phone: 44227
Subject Overview: This subject introduces students to the morphological diversity of the world's languages, to the principles, the techniques and theories needed to analyse them; and to their relation to syntax, phonology, semantics and discourse function.
  • be familiar with the main types of morphological phenomena found among the languages of the world;
  • have a basic understanding of contemporary morphological theory;
  • develop skills in critical thinking and analysis through describing and analysing morphological data from a wide range of languages;
  • develop skills in thinking in theoretical terms through the discussion and evaluation of competing theoretical approaches.
Assessment: Practical assignments totalling 2500 words 60% (due throughout the semester) and a take-home examination totalling 1500 words 40% (at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts:
  • Introducing Linguistic Morphology (L Bauer) (2nd ed) Edinburgh University Press 2003
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • develop skills in critical thinking and analysis;
  • develop skills in thinking in theoretical terms;
  • develop skill in communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically;
  • develop skill in observation and attention to detail.
Notes: Formerly available as 175-425, 175-213 and 673-305. Students who have completed these subjects are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Arts (English Language)
Diploma in Arts (Linguistics)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Cross Cultural Communication
English Language Studies
English Language Studies Major
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
Linguistics && Applied Linguistics Major
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

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