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Unit Overview


This unit examines advanced topics in the analysis of natural language, developing students' understanding of current theoretical and analytical issues in a sub-field of linguistics (e.g. semantics & pragmatics, syntax, phonetics & phonology, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and so forth). The unit also provides the opportunity for students to apply analytical techniques in the area of focus and apply them to written and spoken data in English and/or other languages. Students research the literature on a topic of interest, find appropriate data in a language of their choice, analyse the data to provide an explanation of the phenomenon under investigation and, finally, critically discuss results by relating them to the literature.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Linguistics [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]

Students are able to (1) identify different approaches to the analysis of a linguistic feature or domain; (2) identify and apply appropriate linguistic theories/models that are relevant to the analysis of a specific linguistic feature or domain; and (3) critically discuss an analysis by relating it to the current literature.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments and (2) seminar preparation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr. Luisa Miceli
Unit rules
LING7484 Honours Seminar 4 (Linguistics)
Contact hours
Fortnightly two-hour long seminars
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.