Pre-requisites

LN822.406 Introduction to Phonology

LN803.406 Structure of Languages OR LN830.406 Introduction to Literacy

Co-requisites

None.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit builds on the attitudes skills and knowledge gained in the student’s previous experience in language learning. Through intensive work with a speaker of another language in a simulated fieldwork situation, students develop further skills in language learning, data elicitation and data management, including the use of appropriate software. It prepares the student to conduct linguistic fieldwork with little or no on-site supervision, but with consultant help available. Data collected in this unit may be used in conjunction with tasks in other units being taught concurrently.

Lectures, readings and tutorials include the following topics:
* Monolingual and bilingual data-elicitation techniques for various stages of language learning and fieldwork and various fieldwork situations
* Accurate recording of language data in both written and electronic form that meets standards for language documentation and permanent archiving
* The use of computer software in the management and analysis of linguistic data
* Other relevant issues such as what constitutes good documentation, well-formed linguistic data, ethics, management of elicitation sessions and working with a supervisor/consultant
A major component of this unit is the practicum in which students work throughout the semester in a simulated field language learning/data management situation.

Teaching Strategies

Lectures, discussions, presentations by visiting speakers who are currently involved in linguistic fieldwork and computing tutorials. 20-24 hours in mentored student-directed language learning and data elicitation sessions interacting with a language resource person (LRP) in small groups. Regular supervision and consultation with a Field Methods staff member


Unit offerings

Face to face:

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.