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Language as Evidence - LING399

This unit integrates material covered in previous units to help students understand, as they approach graduation, how their program of study fits together. We explore the use of different types of empirical linguistics data to investigate aspects of language as small as the phoneme or as large as whole texts. The unit is project-based, enabling students to prepare for postgraduate and research studies in linguistics or for a wide range of professions in which collection or analysis of language data is relevant. Also covered are topics relating to the research process more generally, including: critical evaluation of the literature; ethical issues in research; defining research questions; collecting, presenting, analysing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data; providing constructive peer feedback; and effective oral and written presentation skills.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Linda Cupples

39cp at 100 level or above including 6cp from LING210 or LING217 or LING211 or LING218 or LING214 or PSY238 or LING216 or LING219 or LING220 Prerequisite Information


6cp in LING or SPH units at 300 level

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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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