Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1, Semester 2|
|WebLearn GradSchool||Semester 1, Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
This course introduces basic principles of research methodology in the various branches of the discipline of Linguistics. Students review the current theoretical and empirical research literature in order to argue for a specific research question or direction for further research. The major modes of delivery are individual and small group research supervision and tutorials.
|Objectives||Students will be able to:
1. Review and critique theoretical and methodological aspects of linguistic research presented in the literature.
2. Identify and select a worthwhile area which relates to a significant line of enquiry in linguistic research.
3. Define a valid research question or direction in a particular area of linguistic research.
4. Produce an organised and coherent written argument for the proposed research which conforms to the stylistic standards of published research in the discipline.
|Content||Review of the research methodologies in Linguistics:
Field methodologies (e.g. Phonology)
Theoretical argumentation (e.g. Formal syntax)
Corpus based methodology
Natural observation methods (e.g. Sociolinguistics)
Experimental methodology (e.g. Clinical & Applied Linguistics)
Review of the research process:
Defining and planning research problems
Documentation and publication of research
|Replacing Course(s)||Replaces the first semester of the full year course LING694 Linguistic Research, which is being discontinuing in compliance with University requirements.|
|Assumed Knowledge||LING6910 (or equivalent)|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : Paper Based
|Contact Hours||Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for LING6950|