Languages in Contact

Australian National University
In Canberra (Australia)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Canberra (Australia)
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Study of the social situations involving interaction between speakers of different languages, the social processes which result in changes to languages, and the linguistic effects of such interaction. Social situations to include: multilingual societies, immigration, colonisation, trade, cultural hegemony. Socio-linguistic processes of accommodation, code-switching, borrowing (copying) of vocabulary, adaptation of linguistic structure, dialect leveling (koineisation), language shift, creation of new languages through pidginisation and language mixing. Linguistic characteristics resulting from such processes; how to diagnose prehistoric contact-induced language change. Discussion of Pacific, Asian and European language situations, as well as selected areas from other parts of the world.

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Canberra
The Australian National University, ACT 0200, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Study of the social situations involving interaction between speakers of different languages, the social processes which result in changes to languages, and the linguistic effects of such interaction. Social situations to include: multilingual societies, immigration, colonisation, trade, cultural hegemony. Socio-linguistic processes of accommodation, code-switching, borrowing (copying) of vocabulary, adaptation of linguistic structure, dialect leveling (koineisation), language shift, creation of new languages through pidginisation and language mixing. Linguistic characteristics resulting from such processes; how to diagnose prehistoric contact-induced language change. Discussion of Pacific, Asian and European language situations, as well as selected areas from other parts of the world.

Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. understand and evaluate current models and theories of language contact;
  2. critically read and assess research papers on language contact scenarios and models;
  3. identify different sociolinguistic processes and their role in contact-induced language change;
  4. analyse linguistic data within a speaker-based model of language contact;
  5. reflect on and articulate how multilingual social settings influence everyday language use.
Indicative Assessment Two assignments, 2000 words total (30%, LOS 1, 2, 3, 4), 2,500 word essay (30%, LOs 1-5), 2.5 hour examination (30%, LOs 1-5), and tutorial participation (10%, LOs 1-5).

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Workload This course has 26 lectures and 7 tutorialsor approximately 2.5 contact hours per week. It is expected that students will spend an additional 7.5 hours per week of independent study preparing assignments and doing further reading.
Requisite and Incompatibility To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 units of Linguistics (LING) courses. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LING6018. Majors
  • Linguistics
Minors
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Linguistics
Fees

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Student Contribution Band: Band 1 Unit value: 6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees. Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL 6.00 0.12500 Course Fees: Domestic fee paying students Year Fee 2016 $2718 International fee paying students Year Fee 2016 $3876 Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.
Offerings and Dates The list of offerings for future years is indicative only
2016 2018 Second Semester Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery 9264 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person Second Semester Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery 8850 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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