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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 studied, or research a topic not normally treated within the course. It is conducted by a program of intensive reading, designed by the student in consultation with a supervisor. The subject should enhance the student's knowledge of the subject area and should encourage initiative in self-directed research, develop the student's powers of independent inquiry, strengthen the student's capacities in theoretical analysis and argumentation, and develop the student's written communication skills.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the theoretical and methodological issues of concern within the particular topic area being studied;
- have gained skills in research and critical thinnking and analysis through reading in the particular area being studied and preparation of the scholarly report;
- have practiced and further developed high level written communication skills through the writing of the scholarly report.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to communicate intelligibly and economically their understanding of debates within this area;
- understand the social and cultural context of the construction of identities in and through language.
Last updated: 3 November 2022