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This subject is a course of advanced seminars in descriptive linguistics, whose topic will vary from year to year. Topics studied in the past have included gesture in interaction and grammaticalisation. Students who complete this subject should demonstrate an understanding of the topic being studied, show a capacity for an advanced level of analysis in relation to the issues being studied; and show an awareness of the latest research directions in the particular topic.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the theoretical issues of concern within the particular topic area being studied;
- have gained skills in research and critical thinking and analysis through participation in seminars, reading, and preparation of assessed work;
- have developed their skill in communicating knowledge intelligibly through written assessment and seminar discussion.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to communicate intelligibly and economically their understanding of debates within this area;
- be able to understand the framing and pursuit of cutting-edge research in a particular scientific topic.
Last updated: 3 November 2022