Subject LING30013 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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: 2 x 1-hour lectures and 1 x 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: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Students are strongly recommended to have completed The Secret Life of Language or Phonetics
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Non Allowed Subjects: Formerly available as 175-425. Students who have completed 175-425 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. Students who have completed 175-213 Morphology are also not allowed to enrol in this subject.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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Dr Rachel Nordlinger


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.
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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