Words and Meanings in Indigenous Languages (KCIL5611)


Words are the principal vehicles for conveying meaning in most languages. This unit of study gives students a foundation in the description of meaning and the structure and function of words with particular reference to Indigenous Australian languages. It also provides students with the skills to classify words and their component parts and describe the ways in which they combine sound and meaning to make verbal communication possible.

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Block mode


language analysis exercises (30%) and exam (30%) and learner's guide (40%).

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Unit of study rules


KCIL5610 and KCIL5612

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Available to students enrolled in block-mode courses only.

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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.