Linguistics & Applied Linguistics Thesis

Subject LING40014 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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 680 hours, over 2 consecutive semesters


Admission to Honours or Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Jean Mulder



Subject Overview:

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

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • have completed supervised research on an advanced topic in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics;
  • have prepared a poster of the results of their research;
  • have completed 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.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • 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: Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
PD-ARTS Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

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