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ALM4110 - General Linguistics

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Keith Allan


Clayton First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Introduction to the basic concepts of language and procedures in linguistic analysis. The representation of sound in language (phonetics); the organisation of sounds in languages (phonology); the structure of words (morphology); the organisation of words in sentences (syntax); meaning (semantics); language change (historical linguistics) and the function of language in use (pragmatics).


2 take-home assignments (2500 words each): 50%
Take-home test (5000 words equivalent): 50%