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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Linguistics and Applied Linguistics)

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  • Objectives
    Students who complete the postgraduate diploma should: * complete the equivalent of a four year BA (Honours) degree with a research component and obtain a recognised qualification; * gain an adequate basis for pursuing advanced studies in linguistics and applied linguistics at Masters or PhD level; * demonstrate a specialist understanding of specific areas of study, showing an understanding of the latest research directions; * develop a capacity for an advanced level of analysis in relation to the specific issues in linguistics and applied linguistics.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Linguistics and Applied Linguistics)
  • Course description
        * Thesis 12,000 words (37.5 points)
        * one compulsory subject (25 points)
        * elective subjects (37.5 points)

    Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

    Thesis subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    175-532  Linguistics & Applied Linguistics Thesis
    This subject entails an original supervised research project on a topic approved by the honours coordinator.     Semester 1, Semester 2     37.50

    Compulsory subject

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    175-408  Issues in Linguistic Research
    This subject takes a broad and historically based view of some of the great topics that have preoccupied thinkers in linguistics, and how they interrelate, by juxtaposing the history of ideas on each of a dozen topics with relevant contemporary debat...     Semester 1     25

    Elective subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    175-415  Advanced Syntax     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    175-417  Structure of Aboriginal Languages     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    175-418  Linguistic Field Methods
    This subject instructs students on how to analyse an unknown language, working from scratch with a native speaker, as a class team. You will learn the main techniques for conducting such an analysis, ranging from phonetics, phonology, morphology, syn...     Semester 2     25

    175-420  Researching Cross-Cultural Communication     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    175-423  Advanced Phonetics
    This subject involves the instrumental study of spoken language. Students should become familiar with basic techniques commonly used to analyse the acoustics and articulation of sound sequences, and prosody (eg. stress and intonation); the relationsh...     Semester 1     12.50

    175-428  Seminars in Descriptive Linguistics     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    175-435  Advanced Studies in Meaning     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    175-507  Quantitative Methods in Language Studies
    This is an introductory subject designed to enable students to acquire the basic tools necessary for critically READING about and carrying out quantitative empirical research in applied linguistics. Students will be given practice in the application ...     Semester 1     12.50

    175-436  Australian Linguistics Institute     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    175-536  World Englishes
    The spread of English through colonialism, its transformation in decolonisation, and its further expansion are examined in this course. We will address the changes in patterns and use of English in different sociopolitical settings, the historical fa...     Semester 2     12.50

    126-461  Historical Grammar of German     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    175-539  Bilingualism
    This subject examines the phenomenon of bi-/multilingualism, especially in the Australian context. It enables students to understand the choices made by speakers, the role of language contact in language change, and how languages are processed. It al...     Semester 1     12.50

    119-410  Seminars in Languages and Linguistics A
    A program of advanced seminars on a current topic in language and cultural studies and/or linguistics and applied linguistics. The topic studied will vary from year to year depending on the availability of staff. Students will gain an in-depth knowle...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    119-411  Seminars in Languages and Linguistics B
    A program of advanced seminars on a current topic in language and cultural studies and/or linguistics and applied linguistics. The topic studied will vary from year to year depending on the availability of staff. Students will gain an in-depth knowle...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    175-409  Discourse Analysis and Representation     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    175-406  Directed Reading Project
    This subject is a special program of study on a particular area of interest within the linguistics and applied linguistics undergraduate program. It is designed to either complement an honours thesis topic, extend knowledge within a subject already s...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

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