Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Major/Minor/Specialisation !D23-AA-SPC+1028 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Year and Campus: 2011


Dr Jean Mulder
School of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics


The Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Overview: see course overview

Students who complete the postgraduate diploma should:

  • complete the equivalent of a four year BA (Honours) degree with a research component and obtain a recognised qualification;
  • gain an adequate basis for pursuing advanced studies in linguistics and applied linguistics at Masters or PhD level;
  • demonstrate a specialist understanding of specific areas of study, showing an understanding of the latest research directions;
  • develop a capacity for an advanced level of analysis in relation to the specific issues in linguistics and applied linguistics.
Structure & Available Subjects: The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in this area of specialisation requires:
  • Thesis 12,000 words (37.5 points)
  • one compulsory subject (12.5 points)
  • elective subjects (50 points)

Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

Subject Options:

Thesis subject

Note: the thesis requires enrolment over two consecutive semesters.
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Compulsory subject

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Elective subjects

Note: Students must obtain written permission from the subject coordiantor prior to enrolling in:

  • Directed Reading Project

Note: Postgraduate Diploma students may also take the following subjects for 25 points by enrolling in Directed Reading Project for the remaining 12.5 points:

  • Seminars in Theoretical Lunguistics
  • Structure of Aboriginal Languages
  • Seminars in Descriptive Linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis & Representation
  • Experimental Phonetics

Note: Only Postgraduate Diploma students may enrol in one of the following subjects for the Honours degree and these subjects are not available in online mode for Postgraduate Diploma students:

  • Quantitative Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • English in a Globalised World
  • Bilingualism
Note: Subject to coordinator approval, students may substitute one of the other LING900 subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2011
Semester 1, Semester 2
Not offered in 2011
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

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