Research in Language Study

Course Description

This course is aimed to provide students with the opportunity to broaden their perspectives about and update themselves with current issues in language studies in hopes that they can make sense of current linguistic works and get stimulated to conduct a similar or follow-up linguistic study. During the course of the semester, the class will discuss various topics of linguistic and discuss each issue at some length. Students will have to pick a linguistic issue of their interest on which they will conduct research and write a term paper.

 

Course Objective

At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:

1)      Make sense of issues in language studies.

2)      Share their understanding regarding respective issues with their peers.

3)      Produce a paper on a particular issue in language studies.

 

Prescribed Textbooks:

 

Prescribed Articles:

  1. NAVIGATING BETWEEN ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS IDENTITY: HERITAGE LANGUAGE MAINTENANCE AMONG YOUNG AUSTRALIANS OF INDONESIAN ORIGIN (Ahmad Bukhori Muslim, Jillian R. Brown)
  2. AN OVERVIEW OF INDONESIAN LOANWORDS FROM FRENCH (Tri Indri Hardini, Philippe Grangé)

Guiding questions for reviewing an article

SYLLABUS

Sample of an Outline of a Research Proposal

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Paper Topics (due on the midterm day)

2. Annotated Bibliography 

Find five international journals whose topics are related to your proposed research topic. Of the five journals you pick, at least three should be recent (published over the last ten years). Tips and sample of annotated bibliography can be found here. Please include some reason why you pick the journal and how it is relevant to your proposed topic at the end of your annotation.

Dropbox for Bibliography

3. Prospectus/Proposal

4. Term Paper (due on the final exam day)

 

 

 

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