Units of Study

LNGS3605 - Structure and Use of a Language

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: William Foley


A language other than English is chosen for analysis (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and discourse), and for description of the ways it is used (ethnography of speaking including speech acts, speech events, registers and genres). It is examined in its areal, genetic, historical, social and typological context. We also examine sources of data and their reliability, and the way findings are presented (reference and teaching grammars and linguistic papers).


1x1000wd equivalent tutorial paper (20%), 2x1000wd problem sets (30%), 1x3000wd essay (50%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


LNGS1001, LNGS1002, (LNGS2620 or LNGS2621) and (LNGS2602 or LNGS2603) and LNGS3904

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.


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