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Western Theories of Language - ENGL2653

Year - 2018

An introduction to the history of Western ideas about the structure, origin and use of language, with a particular focus on theories of English grammar and on the main theoretical developments of the 20th century. Students will consider the evolution of grammatical and rhetorical thought with reference both to the inherent constraints on linguistic theorizing, and to the varying ideological currents that have shaped Western ideas on language structure and use from antiquity to the present.

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

1x500wd tutorial notes (10%), 1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (40%)


12 Junior credit points in English or (6 Junior credit points in English and AMST1001) or (12 junior credit points in Linguistics)




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: English
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Nick Riemer
HECS Band: 1
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