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The Richness of Multilingual Australia

Australia is usually thought of a monolingual, English-speaking country. However, you will be surprised to know that the number of languages spoken nowadays in Australia by immigrant minorities and Indigenous Australian communities amounts to around 200. Our main cities, and their multicultural suburbs, reflect the richness of this multilingual... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Australia is usually thought of a monolingual, English-speaking country. However, you will be surprised to know that the number of languages spoken nowadays in Australia by immigrant minorities and

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12 Feb

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How Language Works

In this course, we will pull apart our extraordinary human faculty for language. From the sounds of language to their combination into words, and from words into sentences, and sentences into paragraphs, what do we do when we utilise our extraordinary linguistic skills? Learn about language structure and the rules that we unconsciously apply every... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>In this course, we will pull apart our extraordinary human faculty for language. From the sounds of language to their combination into words, and from words into sentences, and sentences into

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13 Feb
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History of The English Language

The history of the English language is a long and tortured tale. From its beginnings as a transported mongrel Germanic potpourri of dialects, through to its domination of the world as the predominant language of the 21st century, it has survived against all odds and flourished beyond all expectations. In this course we will track these up and downs... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>The history of the English language is a long and tortured tale. From its beginnings as a transported mongrel Germanic potpourri of dialects, through to its domination of the world as the

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07 Mar

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The International Phonetic Alphabet

The human vocal tract is capable of producing over 100 distinct sounds. The International Phonetic Alphabet was developed in the late 19th Century by The International Phonetic Association to be used as a tool for representing these sounds. We will consider the historical development of the IPA. We will examine the workings of the human vocal tract... [More]

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A Basic Introduction to Linguistics

Linguistics is the science of language, which focuses mainly on language forms and meaning, but also on language use in context. As for any discipline, it has various subfields and is at the intersection with many others, such as philosophy, sociology, psychology, anthropology, neurosciences, among others. This course offers an introduction to the... [More]
$29 Limited

<p>Linguistics is the science of language, which focuses mainly on language forms and meaning, but also on language use in context. As for any discipline, it has various subfields and is at the

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13 Jan

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How Do We Learn a Language?

If you have ever learned a foreign language, you will have noticed that this undertaking is largely different from the way children acquire their mother tongue. Yet, the two processes have a lot of points in common. Knowing their similarities and differences will help language students reflect on their language learning experience and the best... [More]
$79 Limited / $71

<p>If you have ever learned a foreign language, you will have noticed that this undertaking is largely different from the way children acquire their mother tongue. Yet, the two processes have a lot of

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14 Jan

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