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LING71-103: Nature of Language

Description

In this subject students examine the nature of human languages. The subject explores different aspects of human languages, including various linguistic systems such as phonology, semantics or pragmatics. Students are encouraged to consider and compare languages they know to find similarities and differences in their nature and their use. This subject is suitable for students who specialise in language-related fields or who are interested in how human languages work.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeLING71-103
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering - On campus]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering - Online]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Current: $2,340
  • Commencing in May 2021: $2,430

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant theories focused English language and recent developments
2. Apply principles and research methods applicable to the study of the nature of language
3. Analyse complex concepts related to languages to a variety of theoretical paradigms and professional contexts of English language teaching
4. Demonstrate the relevant techniques that enable learners to initiate independent research in and further learning about the nature of language in its use and teaching in diverse contexts

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering - Online
Enrolment opens17/03/2020
Semester start25/05/2020
Subject start25/05/2020
Cancellation 1?08/06/2020
Cancellation 2?15/06/2020
Last enrolment07/06/2020
Withdraw – Financial?20/06/2020
Withdraw – Academic?11/07/2020
Teaching census?19/06/2020