LN521.312 Introduction to Language Learning and Linguistics
And one or more of the following:
LN622.306 Introduction to Phonology
LN603.306 Structure of Languages
LN630.306 Introduction to Literacy



Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

This subject builds on the attitudes, skills and knowledge gained in LN121.312 Introduction to Language Learning and Linguistics and various level 2 subjects. Through intensive work with a speaker of another language in a simulated fieldwork situation, students develop further skills in monolingual and bilingual language learning and elicitation techniques, in order to obtain natural, accurate and appropriate language data for a variety of purposes. They will be able to accurately record language data in both written and electronic forms, to a standard suitable for language documentation and permanent archiving. They will have a basic understanding of the use of computer software in the management of linguistic data. They will understand the ethics of fieldwork and be prepared to conduct applied linguistic fieldwork with little or no on-site supervision, but with consultant help available. As major component of this subject, students work throughout the semester in a simulated field language learning/data collection 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

SILA: Semester 2, 2021; Semester 2, 2022; Semester 2, 2023; Semester 2, 2024; Semester 2, 2025, and Semester 2, 2026 (Every Year, Semester 2)

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, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes 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.