Shorter Thesis - Linguistics

Subject LING90001 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at Parkville.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular supervision
Total Time Commitment: 10 hours/week.
Prerequisites: none
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Paul Gruba

Subject Overview:

A shorter thesis of 20,000 to 22,000 words on a topic to be approved by the course coordinator.

  • have demonstrated the ability to design, develop and carry out a piece of research in the area of linguistics.
  • have demonstrated specialist knowledge in the area of their research and make a demonstrable contribution.
  • have achieved advanced competence in research skills and techniques such as the collection and management of primary data, the selection of an appropriate methodology, and the analysis of data.
  • have demonstrated an understanding of and commitment to research ethics or code of practice.
  • be acquainted with relevant software packages to support fieldwork research.
Assessment: A shorter thesis of 20 000 to 22 000 words
Prescribed Texts:
    Breadth Options:

    This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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    Generic Skills:
    • have further developed their understanding of what it is to conduct research, including transferable skills of project design, identification of relevant sources of information and of relevant methods for approaching an inquiry, and ability to follow through and complete a large-scale independent original project.
    • have developed their skills of professional written communication to a high level.
    • have developed their organisational skills in managing a self-directed larger scale, longer term project.
    Related Course(s): Master of Arts in Linguistics (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis)

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