Australian Linguistics Institute

Subject LING40011 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2015.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of seminars offered in intensive mode.
Total Time Commitment:

Total of 170 hours.


50.0 points of second/third-year linguistics subjects. In particular years, depending on the nature of the advanced topic, students may be recommended to have completed an introductory subject relevant to this topic. Students wishing to enroll in this subject must be admitted to Honours or PG Diploma in Linguistics or Applied Linguistics, and obtain permission from the Linguistics Honours Coordinator.



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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:

Subject Overview:

This is a special subject for students who wish to complete courses at the Australian Linguistics Institute (ALI), organized by the Australian Linguistics Society and offering a diverse range of advanced short courses. Students must attend either two 2-week advanced level courses, or four 1-week courses (depending on how the Institute is organized). They will then select a project topic from the list provided by the ALI course presenter. On return from ALI they will complete the intensive reading and other work requirements. Assessment of the resultant project will then be completed by Linguistics and Applied Linguistics staff.

Learning Outcomes:
  • be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of issues within the particular topic area being studied.
  • have gained skills in research and critical thinking and analysis through participation in seminars, reading, and preparation of assessed work.
  • have developed their skill in communicating knowledge intelligibly through written assessment and seminar discussion.

Written work totalling 5000 words 100% (end of semester).

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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:
  • develop skills in critical thinking and analysis
  • develop skills in analysing data
  • develop their computer skills

Approval from the Linguistics Honours Coordinator is required for enrolment in this subject. The subject dates and HECS/course fee census date for this subject change each year. Check your enrolment record for the correct census date for this subject.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

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