Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Honours students are required to write a research essay (thesis) on an approved topic from an area of linguistics in which they have secured the agreement of a supervisor.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesResearch proposal, thesis, seminar

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in AHA


Incompatible subjectsLIN4HON

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


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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the core analytical concepts relevant to each area of analysis, and the ability to apply them appropriately to new data.
02. Demonstrate an understanding of the issues involved in the basic techniques of data analysis, and evaluate and choose appropriate techniques. Demonstrate an ability to formulate and test hypotheses.
03. Develop and effectively communicate coherent arguments. Cite evidence appropriately and seek out and deploy relevant data for the solution of analytical problems. Engage in scholarly debate, to effectively communicate ideas in writing or by oral presentation using all appropriate aids.
04. Develop, with supervision, an original research programme that is realistic given the time frame and appropriate to the level. Independently undertake successful self-directed study and learning, with appropriate time management.
05. Identify and discuss the technical issues involved in the collection of reliable data. Successfully collect relevant and accurate data. Recognise and evaluate the ethical issues involved in the collection of data from informants in the field or from subjects in the experimental laboratory (if this is relevant).
06. Search out information and produce a succinct, coherent and persuasive synthesis with appropriate acknowledgments and lists of sources, based on a critical application of the theoretical concepts relevant to the field.

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