LANG 3034 Historical Linguistics
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102043
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Description This unit provides an introduction into the study of language change. It discusses fundamental questions such as how and why languages change, how we can investigate and theoretically capture language change, as well as how language change is connected to sociocultural change with special focus on the linguistic habitat of Australia.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Pre-requisite(s) LANG 1014
Equivalent Subjects LANG 2018 - History of the English Language
Restrictions Successful completion of 60 credit points including the pre-requisite subject listed above.
Knowledge of fundamental linguistic terminology, introductory level linguistics; preferably phonetics/phonology and structure of language.
- demonstrate knowledge of the key concepts in historical linguistics, and explain this knowledge to others;
- make connections between the topics in this subject and their significance within the discipline of historical linguistics, especially in relation to the linguistic ecology of Australia;
- apply theoretical knowledge to the analysis of data;
- explain the value and principles of research in historical linguistics.
- theory and Models of language change
- investigative methodology of historical linguistics
- what language can tell US about history, especially The habitat and Ecology of languages in Australia
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.
|Assignments||1000 words or equivalent||30||N||Individual|
|Final Project||2000 words||40||N||Individual|
Subject Contact Robert Mailhammer Opens in new window