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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Keith Allan


Review and discussion of theoretical approaches to the analysis of language and communication, drawing on issues in phonology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis and sociolinguistics.


On successful completion of this unit students should be familiar with all the major trends and developments in linguistics within the Western Classical Tradition from the time that writing was invented up to the 21st century. This knowledge gives a solid foundation to all other studies in linguistics - theoretical and applied.


Research essay (4000 words): 40%
Class participation and exercises (4500 words): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Keith Allan

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Major in Linguistics