LING4102 Language Description and Documentation
- 6 points
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Honours core unit in Linguistics [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
- This unit examines the issues of documenting language use and developing linguistic descriptions of the grammar and lexicon of a language. It is relevant to research on under-described languages and in other areas of linguistic research, and to descriptive practices in language education. A focus is on identifying and applying existing knowledge and theories to analysis.
- Students are able to (1) identify different approaches to the description of language (grammar and lexicon); (2) identify and apply linguistic theories/models that are relevant to the description of a specific linguistic feature or domain; and (3) identify the basic principles of language documentation and its relationship to both language description and language continuation.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) seminar participation and (2) assignments. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit rules
- LING7482 Honours Seminar 2 (Linguistics)
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