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    A supervised research essay of 6,500 words in an approved topic in Linguistics.

    About this paper

    Paper title Research Essay
    Subject Linguistics
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    18 300-level LING points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. Students must make arrangements with a staff member to supervise their work BEFORE enrolling for the paper. View more information about departmental permission.


    Dr Hunter Hatfield -

    Teaching staff

    Linguistics staff (at least all 4 staff in the Linguistics Programme).

    Teaching Arrangements

    Meeting every other week with a linguistics lecturer.


    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and conceptual approaches to the study of Linguistics
    • Identify relevant sources, primary, secondary, oral and other, for analysing Linguistics
    • Undertake independent, self-directed research
    • Apply understanding and knowledge through written analysis and oral presentations


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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