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LING314 Morphosyntax: Diversity and Unity

Techniques for describing and analysing the morphosyntactic structures of words and sentences. Examination of both the diversity and the underlying similarities amongst languages of the world.

An overview of recent morphological and syntactic research, based on data from a wide range of languages. Students will learn to understand the unity and diversity of the world's languages. No previous knowledge of languages other than English is required.

Paper title Morphosyntax: Diversity and Unity
Paper code LING314
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Prerequisite
One 200-level LING paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
Dr Simon Overall
Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Simon Overall
Paper Structure

Taught through lectures, tutorials, student presentations and hands-on analysis of data.

Textbooks

Readings will be assigned and will be available through the library.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will:
  • Acquire concepts and terminology for linguistic typology
  • Develop a sound understanding of theoretical issues in linguistic typology
  • Develop advanced skills of analysis, argumentation and evaluation in typological analysis
  • Appreciate the unity and diversity of human language.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41

Techniques for describing and analysing the morphosyntactic structures of words and sentences. Examination of both the diversity and the underlying similarities amongst languages of the world.

An overview of recent morphological and syntactic research, based on data from a wide range of languages. Students will learn to understand the unity and diversity of the world's languages. No previous knowledge of languages other than English is required.

Paper title Morphosyntax: Diversity and Unity
Paper code LING314
Subject Linguistics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
One 200-level LING paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
Dr Simon Overall
Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Simon Overall
Paper Structure

Taught through lectures, tutorials, student presentations and hands-on analysis of data.

Textbooks

Readings will be assigned and will be available through the library.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students will:
  • Acquire concepts and terminology for linguistic typology
  • Develop a sound understanding of theoretical issues in linguistic typology
  • Develop advanced skills of analysis, argumentation and evaluation in typological analysis
  • Appreciate the unity and diversity of human language.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard