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Master of Linguistics


Course Description

The linguistics degrees focus on the nature and structure of language. You will learn about the description and explanation of particular languages and human linguistic capabilities in general.


Typical courses

• Child Language Acquisition
• Chinese Linguistics
• Conversation Analysis
• Cross Cultural Communication
• Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making
• Field Methods
• Graduate Reading Course (Linguistics)
• Introduction to Syntax
• Introduction to the Study of Language
• Language, Culture and Translation
• Language and Society
• Language Change
• Language in Indigenous Australian Society
• Language Planning and Language Politics
• Language Power and Identity
• Languages in Contact
• Morphology
• Phonetics: Sounds of the World’s Languages
• Phonological Analysis
• Readings in Applied Linguistics
• Research Design in (Applied) Linguistics
• Second Language Acquisition
• Semantics
• Seminar on Semantics
• Special Topics in Linguistics
• Study of a Language Family
• Syntactic Theory
• The History of the English Language
• The Structure of English

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a four year Bachelor degree either as Honours or a combined degree in a cognate area from an Australia tertiary institution or its international equivalent. Equivalence may be met by the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Linguistics.

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