Master in Linguistics in Language Endangerment Studies
Course code: 3797 ~ Course abbreviation: MLLES ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts
Study mode and course location
The course offers professional development for a wide range of language maintenance practitioners. It is designed for those who are involved in, or aspire to become involved in, work with minority endangered language groups. Training is provided in the specialist skills needed to document and maintain endangered languages both in homeland and in diaspora or immigrant community settings.
Students successfully completing this course will have: 1. a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. an understanding of the world view of the field of study; 3. a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. advanced analytical skills; 7. a grasp of research methodology and ethics, and an ability to undertake a small, independent research project in one of the disciplines represented in the program.
Minimum pass grade
To graduate with the Masters, students must gain a credit (60 C) or above in core units and a minimum credit average overall.
The course consists of 4 compulsory core units at level 4 (36 points) and level 5 (24 points), and an elective at fourth or level 5 (12 points). Students take the group 1 core unit (12 points) and one group 2 core unit (12 points), followed by one group 2 core unit (12 points) and a group 3 elective (12 points), followed by the group 4 core research project. Students who are exempted from any of the core units will select additional electives from group 3.
Group 1 core unit (12 points)
Group 2 core units (12 points)
Group 3 electives (12 points)
Group 4 core unit (24 points)
Students who have completed 24 points of the Master in Linguistics in Language Endangerment Studies may apply to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Linguistics in Language Endangerment Studies. Students who have completed 48 points of the Master in Linguistics in Language Endangerment Studies may apply to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Linguistics in Language Endangerment Studies.
Dr Margaret Florey