ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS IN LINGUISTICS

LIN4ARM

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject Honours students will learn to read advanced linguistic literature critically and apply this knowledge to the design and implementation of linguistic research projects. To design and implement these projects, students will also receive training in linguistic research methodology, read and discuss various types of research projects and be assisted to analyse the results of their own studies.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorStephen Morey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 30 credit points of third-year Linguistics; or must have passed 30 credit points of third-year Languages. All other students require Program Coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LIN4ASL

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Enrolment in AHA; Core subject at fourth-year level for Honours in Linguistics.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will analyse and present findings from research projects orally to the class.

Activities:
Research Project Presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

02. Students will become more precise in their verbal and written engagement with linguistic literature, concepts, theories and issues for the future.

Activities:
Book Review
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Students will cooperate to discuss current issues critically and interactively in class, using research and problem-solving skills.

Activities:
Class Presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Students will design individual research projects, based on inquiry, critical thinking, creative problem solving and social and ethical engagement.

Activities:
Research Project Design
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Students will write up the results of a substantial research project, using inquiry, research, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Activities:
Research Projects
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorStephen Morey

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,200-word book review16 02
one 1,200-word research project design16 01, 04, 05
one 3,750-word research project50 03
one 600-word class presentation8 01
one 750-word research project presentation10 01