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This elective will cover advanced topics in descriptive and theoretical linguistics, with the focus to vary each year. Possible topics to be covered include (but are not limited to): language documentation, grammatical analysis, experimental phonetics, morphosyntactic theory, information structure, language acquisition.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
- enhanced knowledge of the topic or area of scholarship taught in the module;
- an ability to reflect upon their own research work in relation to the content of the module;, and
- enhanced engagement with leading-edge research in Arts today.
The subjects will contribute, through teaching and discussion with academic staff and peers, to developing the skills and capacities identified in the University-defined Graduate Attributes for the PhD, in particular:
- the capacity to contextualise research within an international corpus of specialist knowledge;
- an advanced ability to evaluate and synthesise research-based and scholarly literature; and
- an advanced understanding of key disciplinary and multi-disciplinary norms and perspectives relevant to the field.
Last updated: 6 December 2019