Linguistics & Applied Linguistics Thesis

Subject LING40014 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular, documented consultations over two semesters with the supervisor(s) as arranged. Meetings should normally occur at least fortnightly and should be at least of half an hour duration
Total Time Commitment:

Total 480 hours, over 2 consecutive semesters


Admission to Honours or Post Graduate Diploma in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics



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Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have completed LING40012 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

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.

Learning Outcomes:
  • 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 15,000 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 15 000 words due at the end of the second semester [100%]. 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.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

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