Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
3 contact hours/week, 17 additional hours/week. Total of 20 hours per week.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|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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CoordinatorMs Jennifer Green
This subject takes a broad and historically based view of some of the great topics that have preoccupied thinkers in linguistics, and how they interrelate, by juxtaposing the history of ideas on each of a dozen topics with relevant contemporary debates. Topics to be covered include defining properties of language. sign and system. arbitrariness versus constraints on the system. the role of typology. the role of formal modelling of language systems. linguistic relativity. synchrony versus diachrony. linguistics as a science. the linguistic system and the community of users. the boundaries of the language system. functionalism, adaptation and evolution of language systems. categories, classical and otherwise. and language, mind and brain.
|Assessment:||1 x oral presentation written up as a 2,000 word report (30%) Class discussion for three other topics throughout the semester (30%) Essay of 4,000 words due at the end of semester (40%)|
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A subject reader will be available
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
English Language Studies |
Linguistics && Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
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