Structure of Aboriginal Languages (LING40005)
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This subject is an investigation of the phonological, grammatical and semantic features of Australian Aboriginal languages. We will look in detail at Australian Aboriginal languages from a typological perspective, consider a range of characteristic linguistic features, and explore the ways in which they have contributed to linguistic theory and debate.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be familiar with phonological, grammatical and semantic features of Australian Aboriginal languages;
- appreciate the complexities of Australian indigenous languages;
- understand the relevance of Australian indigenous languages to linguistic typology and theory.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to analyse unfamiliar systems;
- have discovered order in the unfamiliar;
- be able to present clear, logical analyses of complex systems;
- be able to use evidence to refine hypotheses.
Last updated: 3 November 2022