A tour through the world's 6,000 languages, learning where they come from and how they are put together: the foundational sounds, words, sentences and meanings of language.
Language underlies all of life - every lecture, every conversation, every society - and linguistics is the scientific study of language. In this class, you will learn how languages around the world work, where they come from, and how to analyse them.
|Paper title||A World of Languages|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$955.05|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Open to all students.
- More information link
View more information on the English and Linguistics Programme website
- Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Hunter Hatfield
Lecturer: Dr Simon Overall
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught via 26 lectures and 8 tutorials.
To be advised.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will learn to:
- Acquire concepts and terminology for the study of language structure
- Develop skills of analysis, argumentation and evaluation
- Appreciate the structural diversity of human languages
- Think critically about attitudes towards language use
- Appreciate the status of linguistics as a modern academic discipline