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Area/Catalogue
LANG 1062

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
154821

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

To introduce students to the exploration and analysis of languages as meaning-making systems, and the fundamental distinction between language structure and the functions of language

Course content

Students will be introduced to the ways in which human language is used to communicate, and the similarities and differences between language and other communication systems. Students will explore the range of languages found in the world today, and investigate the distinction between language structure and the functions of language. They will examine and analyse the linguistic features of languages (sounds, words, sentences, texts) at an introductory level, and critically consider how language is used.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Linguistics exercise 900 words 20% n/a
Essay 1600 words 35% n/a
Portfolio 2000 words (equivalent) 45% n/a
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Linguistics exercise 900 words 20% n/a
Essay 1600 words 35% n/a
Portfolio 2000 words (equivalent) 45% n/a

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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