Credit points: 15
In this subject students will be introduced to the essential building blocks of language: the sounds and sound systems (phonetics and phonology), how words and sentences are structured (morphology and syntax)and how we understand meaning (semantics). Employing the analytical tools of linguistics, students will begin applying them to the development of a new language of their own imagining. The inspiration will come from a range of human languages, including major world languages, minoritized and endangered languages, and constructed languages .
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorLauren Gawne
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesAssignment 1, Assignment 2, Weekly Online Exercises
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For the Love of Language: An introduction to Linguistics
AuthorKate Burridge and Tonya N. Stebbins
PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS (Australia)
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLauren Gawne
LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
Assignment 1 (1600 words) This assignment will test the students knowledge of linguistic structures, sounds and sound systems (phonetics and phonology), how words and sentences are structured (morphology and syntax) and how we understand meaning (semantics).
Assignment 2 (1600 words) In this assignment students will create an imagined or constructed language, based on examples from real-world languages, and using the principles of linguistic structure as taught in the course.
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Weekly Homework (800 words) Weekly homework in the form of on-line quizzes and some on-line short essays will test the students knowledge of linguistic structures, with an emphasis on examining the data and linguistic building blocks from the global diversity of human language.