LANGUAGE IN ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIA

LIN3LAA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students are invited to explore contemporary views of language in Aboriginal Australia to understand them in relation to their context. This provides students with the opportunity to reflect on understandings of language and includes an exploration of new varieties of Aboriginal languages, the revival of Aboriginal languages alongside mixed languages, Kriols and Aboriginal Englishes.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTonya Stebbins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesSeminar participation, E-portfolio, Assignment 1 & 2

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives on Aboriginal languages, including Aboriginal perspectives, in both discussion and writing
02. Critically engage with the use of contemporary revival language present in a diverse set of artefacts and uses and meanings of new varieties, Kriols and Aboriginal Englishes.
03. Apply and extend ideas presented in the subject in an original piece of writing and research, demonstrating an understanding of connection between postcolonialism/postcolonial studies, linguistics and Aboriginalities.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTonya Stebbins

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Short answer questions assessment (800 words or equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2

Essay (2000 words or equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3

E-portfolio (1200 words or equivalent)

N/APortfolioIndividualNo30 SILO1