Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x 2 hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment:
2 contact hours/week, 8 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
If not admitted to Honours or PG Diploma in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, students are recommended to have contacted the subject coordinator prior to enrolling in the subject.
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|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: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
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 usersm, the boundaries of the language system, functionalism, adaptation and evolution of language systems. categories, classical and otherwise, and language, mind and brain.
Class presentation and write up (1500 words equivalent) during semester: 30%. Discussant for topics during semester 10% (500 words equivalent). Written paper for 3000 words due at the end of semester: 60%.
This subject has the following hurdle requirements:
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.
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A subject reader will be available
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics |
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
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