LING 5022 - Linguistics Research Seminar I

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016

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In this course students develop their knowledge and skills for carrying out research in Linguistics/Applied Linguistics. The course is set up to complement the core subjects for postgraduate coursework students. It is designed to function as a precursor to dissertation projects that many coursework students will enrol at the final stage of their program. Specific focus will be on extending the students' understanding on some of the important methods that are being used in the field. Students will be required to develop their research proposal with clear ideas on methodology. The course is to be run in conjunction with existing Linguistics graduate/Honours seminar series, in which research students present their work each week. The coursework students will have regular exposure to authentic research projects and familiarise themselves with research processes.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code LING 5022
    Course Linguistics Research Seminar I
    Coordinating Unit Linguistics
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Restrictions Available to GradCertAppLing, GradDipAppLing & MA(AppLing) students only
    Course Description In this course students develop their knowledge and skills for carrying out research in Linguistics/Applied Linguistics. The course is set up to complement the core subjects for postgraduate coursework students. It is designed to function as a precursor to dissertation projects that many coursework students will enrol at the final stage of their program. Specific focus will be on extending the students' understanding on some of the important methods that are being used in the field. Students will be required to develop their research proposal with clear ideas on methodology. The course is to be run in conjunction with existing Linguistics graduate/Honours seminar series, in which research students present their work each week. The coursework students will have regular exposure to authentic research projects and familiarise themselves with research processes.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Ghil'ad Zuckermann

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1 Think critically and analyse perspicaciously language issues
    2 Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of language for culture, identity and well-being
    3 Participate in linguistic activities all over the globe
    4 Demonstrate awareness of issues of traditional cultural expressions and Intellectual Property (IP) of owners and custodians of the language
    5 Draw comparisons between various languages, identifying common features and points of difference
    6 Write a coherent, logically-argued, scholarly, original and perspicacious essay, which demonstrates thinking and which involves linguistics, drawing on a range of perspectives and source material in answer to a question posed
    7 Understand the newly-established trans-disciplinary field of enquiry ‘Revivalistics’.
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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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