The Study of Language 2

Course code EPHUMA249Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBuilding upon the course objectives for EPHUMA149The Study of Language 1, at the end of the course, students should be able to:

1. accurately utilise and demonstrate an advanced understanding of linguistic terminology and concepts
2. evaluate theoretical aspects and relate those to applied aspects of linguistics at a higher level than for EPHUMA149
3. demonstrate an awareness of interpersonal and social aspects of language, particularly in relation to meaning
4. illustrate theory and concepts with original examples to show understanding at a more sophisticated level than for EPHUMA149
5. apply skills in relevant technology
6. use research and academic writing skills for tertiary study
Content1. How we express meaning with language
2. The sounds of language
3. The origins and development of Australian English
4. How we structure and create words
5. How languages are born
6. Australian Aboriginal languages
7. Gender differences in language use
8. The brain's capacity for language
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEPHUMA149
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsShort-answer questions
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay
Examination: FormalMultiple-choice questions, paragraphs, and essay
Other: (please specify)Online multiple-choice test
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPHUMA249