Language is central, and perhaps unique, to human experience. Interest in its study has existed throughout history. Consequently, questions about language, and particularly the nature of its structure, use and development, have engaged scholars from a wide range of disciplines. Linguistics is the discipline that addressses these and other related questions directly.
Linguistics comprises different areas of specialisation:
- phonetics (the study of speech sounds)
- phonology (the study of sound systems)
- morphology (the study of the internal structure of words)
- syntax (the study of how words are combined into sentences)
- semantics (the study of meaning)
- pragmatics (the study of meaning in relation to the way language is used)
- socio-linguistics (the study of language in its social context)
- historical linguistics (the study of language change)
- universal typology (the study of language universals and differences)
- acquisition (the study of how first and second languages are learned)
- applied linguistics (the application of linguistics to language teaching and other professional activities)
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons))
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts)
- Master of Arts (MA)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
See the full list of Linguistics (LING) papers.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Linguistics
LING 111 Language and its Structure
Three 200-level LING papers
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198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.
Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Linguistics
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Linguistics
The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Linguistics is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).
Master of Arts (MA) in Linguistics
Note: Students who have not completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA(Hons)) in Linguistics or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Linguistics must complete the required papers for the BA(Hons) in Linguistics prior to undertaking the thesis.
Master of Arts (MA) in Linguistics - coursework option
Minor Subject Requirements
Linguistics as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree
Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree
LING 111 Language and Its Structure
Two 200-level LING paper (excluding LING 231 TESOL: Guide to Language Teaching)
Any 300-level LING paper