UWA Handbook 2017

Honours course

Honours in Linguistics

Honours in Linguistics trains you to undertake research in the discipline in order to create new knowledge, at a level that is both more advanced than at undergraduate level and which broadens your knowledge in specialised sub-areas of the discipline. It prepares you for further postgraduate research study and provides research and analysis skills for professional employment.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) identify different approaches to the description and analysis of language (structure, meaning and use); (2) identify and apply linguistic theories/models relevant to a specific linguistic feature or domain; (3) critically discuss an analysis by relating it to the current literature; (4) identify, plan and implement key features of sound research; (5) produce oral and written research communication appropriate to the discipline; and (6) identify and implement the requirements of ethical research.

Entry requirements: the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Linguistics major.

Intake periods: Beginning of year and mid-year

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2
Take all units (48 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitĀ nameĀ Unit rules
S1LING4101Research in LinguisticsIncompatibility: LING7481 Honours Seminar 1 (Linguistics)
S1LING4102Language Description and DocumentationIncompatibility: LING7482 Honours Seminar 2 (Linguistics)
S2LING4103Methods in Sociolinguistic ResearchIncompatibility: LING7483 Honours Seminar 3 (Linguistics)
S2LING4104Advanced Topics in Semantics and PragmaticsIncompatibility: LING7484 Honours Seminar 4 (Linguistics)
S1, S2LING4140Dissertation (Linguistics) 1None
S1, S2LING4141Dissertation (Linguistics) 2Prerequisites: LING4140 Dissertation (Linguistics) 1