Through the study of seminal research in sociolinguistics the student is introduced to the methodology and tools used for the study of linguistic variation. The unit looks at variation and change across all the primary areas of the grammar: phonetic and phonological, lexical, syntactic semantic change and variation looking at the seminal research in each areas. Students will undertake an independent research project into a topic of variation observed in Australian English.
1x4000wd staged research task (60%), 2x1000wd problem sets (40%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in LinguisticsCo-requisites