LANG 2041 Structure of Language

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101948

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Description This unit aims to equip students with knowledge about the structural aspects of language. Students will learn to describe, analyse and reflect on the structure and meaning of linguistic elements from word to sentence level. Using examples from different languages, including Australian Indigenous languages and other languages spoken in Australia, this unit will provide students with an understanding of how structure and meaning are connected, how they link up with other areas of linguistics, and how research in this field is relevant to the linguistic ecology of Australia.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Language And Literature

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Co-requisite(s) LANG 1014 AND
LANG 1028

Equivalent Subjects LANG 2046 - The Structure of English

Restrictions Successful completion of 40 credit points.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of linguistics, phonetics and phonology.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. demonstrate knowledge of the key concepts of morphology and syntax, and explain this knowledge to others
  2. analyse, discuss and reflect on significant knowledge in morphology and syntax
  3. apply theoretical knowledge to the analysis of data
  4. explain the principles and relevance of research in morphology and syntax

Subject Content

- Morphology: inflection and derivation
- Syntax
- Semantics
- theoretical Models of Grammar (Morphology, Syntax and Semantics) and their application to data analysis


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 45 minutes 20 N Individual
Case studies: 3 x Linguistic problem sets Approx 1,000 words each 30 N Individual
Essay 2,500 words 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods




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