SEL3410 : Special Topic in Linguistic Theory
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Geoffrey Poole
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
This module explores intermediate to advanced linguistic theory, focusing on analysis and argumentation in linguistics relative to the topic under study. The specific topics covered will vary from year to year, depending on the current research in the field.
Outline Of Syllabus
The specific topics covered will vary from year to year, depending on the current research in the field.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||44:00||44:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||90:00||90:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||30:00||30:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
|SEL8684||Further Topics In Linguistic Theory|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Directed readings help students come to grips with primary literature in linguistic theory. Discussion of readings will be expected. Students will also be expected to lead discussion of papers read by the group as a whole. Private study is an important part of the module, requiring close reading of the material both in advance of seminars and as a follow-up to them. In addition to close reading of the papers assigned to the group as a whole, each student will need to spend time reading and understanding literature specifically relevant to the topic of their assessment essay.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Given that the student will be dealing with primary literature, the assessment provides a means for the student to show an understanding of the tools and methods of linguistic theorising through either analysing some set of data in a fashion relevant to the topic at hand, or presenting an informed evaluation of particular positions in the literature.