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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.
Note: This paper can be taken independently of LING 112.
|Paper title||A World of Languages|
|Teaching period||First Semester (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Open to all students.
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- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught via 26 lectures and 8 tutorials
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- 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, especially in the areas of phonetics/phonology, morphology/syntax and semantics
- Develop skills of analysis, argumentation and evaluation
- Appreciate the structural diversity of human languages
- Appreciate the status of linguistics as a modern academic discipline