Linguistics & Applied Linguistics Thesis

Subject LING40012 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

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

On campus

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Fortnightly meetings with the supervisor over two consecutive semesters of enrolment
Total Time Commitment:

10 hours per week in the first semester of enrolment and 20 hours per week in the second semester of enrolment.


Students wishing to enrol in this subject must be admitted to Honours or PG Diploma in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.

Please note this thesis subject is currently being phased out and is only available to students who commenced their Honours/PD-Arts program prior to 2013. Students wishing to enrol in Honours/PD-Arts from 2013 will need to enrol in a 50 point thesis subject as per the course requirements for BH-Arts & PD-Arts.



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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:


Dr Jean Mulder


Subject Overview:

This subject entails an original supervised research project on a topic approved by the honours coordinator.

  • complete supervised research on an advanced topic in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.
  • prepare a "poster" of the results of their research.
  • complete a thesis of 12,000 words on their research.
  • be able to write a sustained piece of original argumentation.
  • be able to survey an area of knowledge, taking into account all relevant literature on the topic.

A thesis of 12000 words 100% (due at the end of the second semester of enrolment). Students are also required to prepare and present a poster of their research at a poster session (held at the end of the 6th week of the second semester of enrolment)

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to plan, carry through and write up an original piece of research.
  • be able to understand the way in which broader issues translate into particular testable questions.
  • be able to write clearly and incisively about complex technical issues in the field.

Enrolment in this subject is over two consecutive semesters: 12.5 points in the first semester of enrolment and 25 points in the second semester of enrolment. Variation to this requires Honours Coordinator approval.

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