AXL3301S AXL3301S LANGUAGE: THEORETICAL AND APPLIED PERSPECTIVES B

AXL3301S LANGUAGE: THEORETICAL AND APPLIED PERSPECTIVES B

30 NQF credits at HEQSF level 7

Course entry requirements: This course is open to students who either (a) have successfully

completed AXL3300F or (b) are deemed by Senate, on the recommendation of the Head of Section,

to be equivalently qualified. Students wishing to be considered for admission to the course under (b)

should arrange to see the Head of Section as early as possible.

Course outline:

This course builds on AXL3300F and further consolidates the work of the first semester, delving

deeper into the study of, especially, formal linguistics and critical sociolinguistics/linguistic

anthropology. As in the first semester, the focus of the course is on the interplay between theory and

applications, and students will be introduced to advanced work in the field of linguistics. The

discussion will draw on a wide range of languages and linguistic situations, within South Africa, on

the continent and in the world.

Lecture times: 8th period, Monday – Tuesday. Lab session Wednesday 8th period.

DP requirements: All written work to be handed in. Attendance at lectures, lab sessions and

tutorials as indicated by the department.

Assessment: Continuous assessment (essays, projects, tests, etc.) counts 100%.