Faculty of Arts


LINGUIST 102

Languages of the Pacific


Description

An introduction to the linguistics of the Pacific Islands (Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia), Australia and New Guinea. The areas covered include: principles of historical change, the social use of language, oral literature and the organisation of linguistic systems of sound, meaning and grammar. Pidgins and Creoles are explored, as is the interaction of language with cultural institutions and conceptual systems.

Availability 2012

Not taught in 2012

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

LINGUIST 102: 15.0 points


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