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) demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of key theories and methods in linguistics; (2) have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of empirical and theoretical concepts in linguistics; (3) demonstrate ability to critically review, analyse, consolidate and synthesize knowledge with intellectual independence to provide understanding of complex problems and issues in linguistics; (4) identify, plan and implement an original research project in linguistics, including appropriate ethical issues; and (5) produce high-level oral and written communication appropriate to the discipline.

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): 2017 mid year commencing students refer to the 2017 handbook.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S2LING4102Language Description and Documentation
Incompatibility:
LING7482 Honours Seminar 2 (Linguistics)
S2LING4103Methods in Sociolinguistic Research
Incompatibility:
LING7483 Honours Seminar 3 (Linguistics)
S1LING4104Advanced Topics in Semantics and Pragmatics
Incompatibility:
LING7484 Honours Seminar 4 (Linguistics)
S1, S2SOCS4100Honours Research Skills
Incompatibility:
COMM4101 Concepts in Communication, COMM7481 Honours Seminar 1 (Communication Studies)
S1, S2SOCS4140Honours Dissertation 1
S1, S2SOCS4141Honours Dissertation 2
Prerequisites:
SOCS4140 Honours Dissertation 1