Introduction à la Linguistique (FRNC2651)


This unit is a general introduction to linguistics and in particular functional linguistics. It explores language as a system of choices for making meaning in various contexts and aims at providing students with an understanding of what we do when we use language, and grammar, in particular.

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Further unit of study information


2x1-hr seminar/week


classwork and online discussions (20%), 2xsmall in-class assignments (equivalent to 500wds each) (2x20%), 1xfinal text analysis and interpretation (equivalent to 4000wds) (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

FRNC1632 or one of (FRNC2621 or FRNC2624 or FRNC3606) and one of (FRNC2615 or FRNC2626)



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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.