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Language, Learning and Community - APPL912

This unit is concerned with the study of language and language learning from a social perspective. It provides a historical perspective on the development of social understandings of language, and on the social/cognitivist divide in linguistics in the mid-twentieth century. Language and language learning are studied as collective, interpersonal processes, and the role of the brain in these social processes is also considered. The nature of 'community' is examined from anthropological and sociological perspectives, and the relations between language, learning, and community are explored.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

2018 - Next offered in 2018

Staff Contact(s): Dr John Knox

Admission to MAppLing or PGDipAppLing or MAppLingTESOL or MTransInterMAppLingTESOL Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):

Applied Linguistics

Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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