An introduction to language with particular emphasis on spoken communication.
172.133 Introduction to Language Studies15 credits
Introductory skills of analysing language, at the level of discourse, morphology, syntax, semantics and phonology.
172.231 Linguistics for Speech Therapists15 credits
This course examines the morphology, grammar and discourse structure of spoken language with an emphasis on speech therapy
172.232 Language and Society in New Zealand15 credits
An introduction to sociolinguistics with particular reference to New Zealand: focussing on language and social interaction, regional and social variation in language use, bilingualism and the status of minority languages, and the sociolinguistics of te Reo Māori.
An introduction to critical discourse analysis, exploring how positions and attitudes are mediated through language, in a variety of everyday contexts, prominent social issues, and societal structures.
An advanced sociolinguistic study of how language is used to represent and construct aspects of identity relevant to particular social interactions, including the individual's ability to negotiate multiple forms of identity and belonging.
An examination of the three major language subgroups spoken in the Pacific, focussing on their formal elements, the relationship between language and society, and the linguistic consequences of the encounter between Pacific peoples and speakers of non-Pacific languages.
172.337 Historical and Comparative Linguistics15 credits
An advanced study of historical language change and language relationships. The course examines reasons for and types of language change, and methods for reconstructing earlier language forms.
172.338 Language and Mediated Communication in a Transcultural World15 credits
An examination of one-to-many communication in the Web and mediated contexts, focussing on globalised and transcultural communication of linguistic perspectives.
This course examines communication as a multimodal phenomenon, assessing space and time as key variables in the production of written and spoken utterances.
172.713 Language and Communication in Late Modernity30 credits
This course examines the linguistic construction of some key themes that have emerged in late modernity such as globalising panic, emotions and the imperative to feel, the discursive construction of the body, discourse and the late modernity.