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Graduate Certificate in Arts (Linguistics and Applied Linguistics)

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  • Objectives
    * Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values. * Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts. * Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force. * Communicate effectively. * Commit to continuous learning. * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Arts (Linguistics and Applied Linguistics)
  • Course description
    Specialisation Requirements:

        * 4 elective subjects (50 points)

    Compulsory subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    175-014  Phonetics
    This subject involves the study of the sound distinctions occurring in human languages, such as basic articulatory, acoustic and auditory phonetics. Students should develop skills in perceiving, articulating, and transcribing speech sounds. Students ...     Semester 1     12.50

    175-015  Syntax
    This subject is an introduction to basic concepts and methods of syntactic analysis and description. Emphasis is on practical analysis and description of a wide range of phenomena from a variety of languages. Students should become familiar with topi...     Semester 2     12.50

    Elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    175-009  First Language Acquisition
    This subject is an overview of some principal issues in first language acquisition, including children's language development (from pre-speech onwards), grammatical, semantic and pragmatic development, and the continued development of language t...     Semester 1     12.50

    175-010  Second Language Learning and Teaching
    This subject will examine a range of theoretical models of second language acquisition, including Universal Grammar, interlanguage, the input hypothesis, and the interaction hypothesis. Individual factors including age, aptitude, motivation and indiv...     Semester 2     12.50

    175-007  Phonology
    This subject is an introduction to descriptive and theoretical approaches to the analysis of sound systems across languages; and different approaches to phonology, training in formal phonological analysis, and the development of phonological theory u...     Semester 2     12.50

    175-019  Language, Society and Culture
    This subject examines how social and cultural factors influence language, and the role language plays in structuring and representing social categories across cultures. It examines how culture and language shape each other: how language represents an...     Semester 2     12.50

    175-016  Semantics
    This subject is an introduction to the study of meaning, looking at the main linguistic approaches to the study of meaning, techniques of semantic analysis and argumentation, and problems of accounting for some selected areas of linguistic meaning. T...     Semester 1     12.50

    175-200  Language and Media
    This subject examines the role of language in media texts using approaches developed through the field of linguistics and applied linguistics. Using digitised video clips, the subject explores the relationships between aural and visual elements in me...     Semester 1     12.50

    175-202  Computer Mediated Communication     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    175-212  Language and Identity     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    119-200  Language and Society in Europe     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    175-017  Historical Linguistics     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    175-018  Language in Aboriginal Australia
    This subject develops an appreciation of the role of language in Aboriginal Australia, traditionally and today. On completion of the subject, students should have a general knowledge of the linguistic features which characterise Australian Aboriginal...     Semester 1     12.50

    175-021  Grammar of English
    This subject is a detailed examination of the major elements of English grammar using principles of linguistic analysis. Students learn to identify and describe the main morphological and syntactic constructions in English including parts of speech; ...     Semester 1     12.50

    175-213  Morphology     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    175-305  Exploring Linguistic Diversity
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    175-011  Discourse & Pragmatics
    This subject involves the study of language from pragmatic and discourse analytic perspectives. It will include topics such as: the collection and transcription of spoken language data; speech act theory, conversational implicature, deixis and perspe...     Semester 2     12.50

    175-105  The Secret Life of Language
    Have you ever wondered how language actually works? Or how it can be that a 6 year-old child can know more about their native language than the most sophisticated computers? This subject is a practical introduction to the nature of human language whi...     Semester 1     12.50

    175-108  Intercultural Communication
    This subject involves the main components of communicative events across cultures, the main linguistic approaches to analysing them, how they vary in a range of cultures from around the world, and the difficulties and misunderstandings these differen...     Semester 2     12.50

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