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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

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

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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