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How do languages organize sound systems to create words, and how do they combine small meaningful units to make larger complex words? Students will get hands-on experience discovering patterns in many languages, and will gain an understanding of how these patterns may be shaped by the cognitive properties of speakers and listeners.
In this course, you will learn about the structure underlying the words and sounds used in human language. It will be seen that these systems can differ from language to language in interesting and systematic ways. At the same time, languages also share many common properties regarding, for example, how sounds are sequenced in words. You will get hands-on experience discovering patterns in language, and come away with a greater understanding of the internal organization of linguistic systems.
As a student in this course you will acquire skills in problem solving, argumentation, written expression and morphological and phonological analysis. By the end of the course you should be able to identify certain morphological and phonological patterns and some of the influencing factors.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Any 15 points at any level from LING.
Library portalThe course outline is available on LEARN (only for students enrolled in this course).
Domestic fee $777.00
International fee $3,375.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences.