Foundations of Linguistics

Description

This course builds on and extends the principles introduced in EPHUMA149 The Study of Language 1 as it provides students with further insight into the human language system and the language choices we make every day. Topics include how people convey meaning in language, Australian Aboriginal languages, how Australian English developed and how it differs from other varieties of English, the sounds of language and how they are used, how language, culture and society are related, how words and languages are created, how gender plays a role in language, and how the brain is vital to language.

The topics and assessment items aim to enhance the student learning experience through a variety of approaches, allowing for different learning styles. As with EPHUMA149 The Study of Language 1, skills necessary for undergraduate study are embedded within the course. However, in this course, they are further developed to reach a level suitable for entry to undergraduate study.

Availability

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply formal analysis to a variety of spoken and written language data

2. Demonstrate an understanding of language as human communication system

3. Critically analyse theories of language acquisition

4. Accurately utilise and demonstrate an understanding of linguistic terminology and concepts

5. Apply skills in relevant technology

6. Demonstrate an appropriate level of academic literacies for tertiary study

Content

  1. The classification, structure, and creation of words and sentences
  2. The sounds of language
  3. How children acquire language
  4. The brain's capacity for language
  5. Meaning in language

Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Short-answer questions / paragraphs

Formal Examination: Examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Online students will have a 1 hour tutorial each week.

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

On-Line from Callaghan

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Term

Face2Face Day x 2