Discusses basic anthropological concepts using appropriate terminology and explores how these concepts contribute to an understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures. Introduces participants to tools and methods useful for recording anthropological data and observations of cultures other than their own.
Community Based Orthography Design
Introduces the factors which affect orthography design and models how to involve communities in the design process. (Corequisites: Intro to Literacy, Intro to Phonology, Intro to Sociolinguistics ) At Diploma level this subject is included in Intro to Phonology.
Discourse and Pragmatics
Develops knowledge and skills which are crucial for linguistic analysis and translation. Students will analyse text types and study topics such as structure, participant tracking, coherence, cohesion, foregrounding and backgrounding, focus and topicalisation, speech acts, implicature and metaphor (Prerequisite: Introduction to Grammar).
Field Methods for Applied Linguistic Fieldwork
Provides experience of working with a speaker of another language to obtain and manage natural accurate language data for language learning and linguistic research (Prerequisites: Language Awareness, Language Learning, Phonetics, Intro to Phonology, and either Intro to Grammar or Intro to Literacy).
Field Methods for Language Documentation
Provides experiences of working with speakers of another language to develop skills in obtaining and managing accurate language data and electronic archiving (Prerequisites: Language Learning, Language Awareness, Phonetics, Anthropology).
Field Methods for Research
Prepares students for a short-term field research project by developing further skills in language learning, data elicitation and data management, and the use of software appropriate to their proposed research project. (Prerequisites: Language Learning, Language Awareness, Phonetics, and one or more Semester 1 subjects relevant to the proposed research project)
Introduction to Grammar
Introduction to Literacy
Introduction to Phonology
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Language Development Issues
Investigate a particular aspect of language description and development of choice, under the supervision of a staff member. Based on intensive readings selected from subject areas within the course. (Prerequisite: 24cp (normally summer school subjects) and permission of Principal)
Discusses and evaluates the major theories of literacy acquisition and assists in developing a multidimensional framework. Explores effective teaching strategies that can be used to encourage literacy acquisition in minority language contexts. Examines current trends and issues in vernacular literacy relating to literacy education. (Prerequisite: Introduction to Literacy)
Applies literacy education theories to curriculum planning and development, materials development and lesson planning for emergent readers. (Prerequisite: Introduction to Literacy. Co requisite : Literacy Education)
Gives students an experience of tutoring an adult or child who wishes to improve their literacy abilities in a language of their choice. This involves needs assessment, materials development and assessment of learning (Prerequisite: Introduction to Literacy; Corequisites: Literacy Materials, Literacy Education) At Diploma level this subject is included within Literacy Materials and Literacy Education.
Develops further understanding and skills in analysing phonological structures of languages through looking at more complex data and theoretical developments. (Prerequisite: Introduction to Phonology.)
Students will conduct a field language research project, and produce a document of scholastic and practical value for other linguists based on their research. This may include such projects as linguistic analysis, dictionary preparation, literacy education, orthography design, software development, or other topics. (Prerequisites: All Summer School and Semester 1 subjects or their equivalents appropriate to the area of research, and Field Methods for Research)
Attend 10-15 professional seminars related to Language Planning and Development work. Develop a Seminar portfolio that includes seminar summaries, reflective journal entries and reading responses related to the topics presented.
Training and Planning in Multicultural Contexts
Discusses current theories of learning, training and mentoring relevant to adult education in intercultural contexts. Explores how these theories could be applied in language development projects in minority language contexts. Discusses and models how to work on a language development project team to design a strategic plan for a particular community. (Prerequisites: Anthropology, Intro to Sociolinguistics )
Translation and Semantics
Identifies the general principles and methods of meaning-based translation and discusses how to apply these to potential problem areas in various texts. Discusses the semantic structures of language and principles and methods used in the discovery of meaning in languages. Analyses patterns of logical relations and cohesion in texts. (Prerequisite: Language Awareness)