Specialisation

Sub-major - English Linguistics

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1009.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


The sub-major in English Linguistics is available for Bachelor of Arts students. It consists of 40 credit points which count towards the Languages Key Program. The sub-major introduces students to significant fields of linguistic knowledge about English, including an overview of the historical development of the English language from pre-Norman Old English to the World Englishes of today; an analysis of the structure, including the morphology, grammar, syntax and phonology of the current standard variety of English; an introduction to how meaning is made both at the word and discourse level in English through the fields of Semantics and Pragmatics; and an examination of a range of theories about language, with reference to English, as naturally occurring spoken discourse or written text determined by its context of use. These theories include ethnography, variation theory, interactional analysis, theories of politeness and face, conversational analysis, register theory and critical discourse analysis.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal Dr Rosemary Suliman

Sub-major Structure

Students would be eligible for this sub-major having successfully passed any 4 of the following four units.

Level 2 Units

101455 The Structure of English
101452 History of the English Language
101873 The Sound of Language

Level 3 Units

101441 English Semantics and Pragmatics
101453 Text and Discourse in English


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