Study of Language G (7649.8)
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Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will have:
1. An understanding of the nature of human language;
2. A basic knowledge of the four sub-fields of linguistics;
3. An awareness of the relevance of linguistics to language teaching and learning; and
4. An ability to analyse language materials.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Assumed knowledgeCompetence in the English Language.
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Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., Hyams, N., Amberber, M., Cox, F. and Thornton, R.(2018). An Introduction to Language (9th Australian and NZ edition). South Melbourne, VIC: Cengage learning.
NOT THE AMERICAN EDITION PLEASE.
The textbook is available for reading and borrowing as an e-copy through the UC library.
You can purchase the book as hard or e-copy via the Coop Bookshop
The e-copy can also be purchased through the publisher's website.
Additional resources will be made available on the unit Canvas site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
-Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
- Due to the use of IPA phonetic symbols in the assessment items, students can handwrite or type their assignment; they can scan and submit the scanned copy of the take home assignment to the Canvas site or can submit it hard copy.
Special assessment requirements
Special assessment requirements
- Students must complete every assessment item in order to pass the unit. Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
- Students should keep a copy of any assessment item that has been submitted.
- Where plagiarism is suspected, the assignment will be referred to the Associate Dean Education who will determine penalties. These may include failing the assessment item or failing the unit.
- Moderation of assignments is used in the unit to ensure consistency and transparency in marking.Sample assignments from a range of grades will be moderated for each assessment item by a colleague in the discipline. All FAIL grades will be moderated.
- Special consideration: In the case of illness, misadventure or unavoidable commitments, participants should contact the unit Convener as soon as possible.
- If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the lecturer about the matter.
- Feedback: In the context of assessment, feedback is information returned to students in a timely manner, on their progress in their course or unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to devote ten hours a week for the completion of this unit and the remaining hours can be allocated to unit related tasks based on students' preference and need.
The time devoted to the unit would normally consist of:
Reading (required text and additional readings) 30
Attending/listening to lectures and participating in tutorials 36
Tutorial preparation 14
Participation in Canvas activities 20
Assessment items 50
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items. Assessment items draw upon the activities completed during classes and online.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have word processing and IT skills to allow them to fully engage in the unit through Canvas and to complete their assessment. This includes basic word processing skills, downloading documents/files from Canvas, posting messages, uploading assignments, and using the library cataloge and library databases.
None. Students may purchase the textbook or access library copies. The textbook will be used regularly during tutorials.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit.
Instructions for the first and second assignment:
- Please respect the word limit as indicated in the unit outline/Canvas site.
- Written assignments are to be typed: 1.5 or double-spaced, size 12 Times.
- Use page numbering.
- Give your submissions a title.
- Check your work carefully for spelling and grammatical errors.
- Appendices should be added at the end of your assignment and should be numbered.
- References should be organised based on the APA style:https://canberra.libguides.com/c.php?g=599301&p=4148716
- References should include only works which have been cited in the main text or appendices.
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.