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Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

Linguistics is the study of language in all its aspects including its structure, its diversity, how it changes and evolves, how people learn and make use of it to communicate, and how we can preserve and revive endangered languages. Applied Linguistics focuses on areas such as second or foreign language learning and use, language policy, multilingualism, language education, and the assessment of language. The Graduate Diploma in Arts – Linguistics and Applied Linguistics provides students with an insight into the most fundamental of all human faculties, develops strong analytical skills and a foundation for work in diverse areas. It is similar to an undergraduate major and suited as an introduction to Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. This course is suitable for professional development and also a preparatory program if you intend to study at a higher level in this area.

Structure

100 credit points

Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time

The Graduate Diploma in Arts in this area of specialisation requires:

  • two compulsory subjects (25 points)
  • two core subjects (25 points)
  • elective subjects (50 points)

Total 100 Points

Please note: students cannot take more than 12.5 points of electives at first-year level

Subject Options

Compulsory Subjects

25 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
LING20005 Phonetics
Semester 1
12.5
LING20006 Syntax
Semester 2
12.5

Core Subjects

25 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
LING90006 Technology and Language Learning
Winter Term
Winter Term
12.5
LING90012 Second Language Acquisition
Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5
LING90016 Grammar in Use
Semester 2
Semester 2
12.5
LING90018 Sociolinguistics and Language Learning
Semester 1
Semester 1
12.5
LING90019 English in a Globalised World Not available in 2019 12.5
LING90021 Bilingualism
Semester 1
Semester 1
12.5

Elective Subjects

50 points

Please note: students can only take 12.5 points of elective subjects at first-year level

Code Name Study period Credit Points
LING10001 The Secret Life of Language
Semester 2
12.5
LING10002 Intercultural Communication
Semester 1
12.5
LING20003 Second Language Learning and Teaching
Semester 2
12.5
LING20009 Language in Aboriginal Australia
Semester 1
12.5
LING20010 Language, Society and Culture
Semester 2
12.5
LING30001 Exploring Linguistic Diversity
Semester 2
12.5
LING30002 Phonology Not available in 2019 12.5
LING30003 First Language Acquisition
Semester 1
12.5
LING30004 Discourse & Pragmatics
Semester 2
12.5
LING30007 Semantics
Semester 1
12.5
LING30012 Language and Identity Not available in 2019 12.5
LING30013 Morphology
Semester 1
12.5
LING30014 Australian Indigenous Languages
Semester 2
12.5

Links

http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/soll

Last updated: 26 June 2019