Australian Linguistics Institute

Subject 175-436 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of seminars offered in intensive mode.
Total Time Commitment: 24 contact hours/week , 24 additional hours/week. Total of 48 hours per week.
Prerequisites: 50.0 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.
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 Jean Mulder
Subject Overview: This is a special subject for students who wish to complete courses at the biennial Australian Linguistics Institute (ALI), organized by the Australian Linguistics Society and offering a diverse range of advanced short courses. Students must attend either two 2-week advanced level courses, or four 1-week courses (depending on how the Institute is organized). They will then select a project topic from the list provided by the ALI course presenter. On return from ALI they will complete the intensive reading and other work requirements; assessment of the resultant project will then be completed by staff of the Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Discipline.
  • be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the theoretical issues of concern within the particular topic area being studied;
  • have gained skills in research and critical thinking and analysis through participation in seminars, reading, and preparation of assessed work;
  • have developed their skill in communicating knowledge intelligibly through written assessment and seminar discussion.
Assessment: Written work totalling 5000 words 100% (end of semester).
Prescribed Texts:
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • • develop skills in critical thinking and analysis
  • • develop skills in analysing data
  • • develop their computer skills
Notes: Approval from the Linguistcs Honours Coordinator 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. Previously available as 175436 and 175-514.
Related Course(s): Master of Applied Linguistics (English Language)
Master of Applied Linguistics (Language Test&Language Program Evaluation
Master of Applied Linguistics (Technology in Language Learning)
Master of Applied Linguistics(TESOL)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: English Language Studies
Language Testing and Language Program Evaluation
Linguistics && Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

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