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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW FIELD 0915 LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE is the study of the structure and use of languages, and the literature of particular times and geographic areas.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the nature, structure, sound and form of languages, the development and changes in literary styles, and languages and literature in their social and cultural contexts. It also involves developing abilities in understanding, speaking, reading and writing in a foreign language and in critically analysing literary works and form.

Courses in Narrow Field 0915 Language and Literature develop skills in:
. analysing approaches to, and techniques of, writing
. analysing foreign languages and literature in their social and cultural context
. analysing the development of, and changes in, literary styles
. critically analysing and evaluating form, themes, style and content
. presenting literary critiques in written and oral form
. speaking, understanding, reading and writing English as a second language
. speaking, understanding, reading and writing foreign languages
. translating and interpreting languages

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

091501  English Language
091503  Northern European Languages
091505  Southern European Languages
091507  Eastern European Languages
091509  Southwest Asian and North African Languages
091511  Southern Asian Languages
091513  Southeast Asian Languages
091515  Eastern Asian Languages
091517  Australian Indigenous Languages
091519  Translating and Interpreting
091521  Linguistics
091523  Literature
091599  Language and Literature, n.e.c.



091501 English Language

English Language is the study of reading, writing and speaking the English language.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. English
. English as a second language


091503 Northern European Languages

Northern European Languages is the study of reading, writing and speaking the languages of Northern Europe.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. Gaelic
. Danish
. Dutch
. German
. Norwegian
. Swedish


091505 Southern European Languages

Southern European Languages is the study of reading, writing and speaking the languages of Southern Europe.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. French
. Greek
. Italian
. Latin
. Portuguese
. Spanish


091507 Eastern European Languages

Eastern European Languages is the study of the reading, writing and speaking the languages of Eastern Europe.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include
. Croatian
. Finnish
. Hungarian
. Lithuanian
. Russian
. Serbian
. Ukrainian


091509 Southwest Asian and North African Languages

Southwest Asian and North African Languages is the study of reading, writing and speaking the languages of Southwest Asia and North Africa.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. Arabic
. Persian
. Hebrew
. Kurdish
. Iranian
. Turkish


091511 Southern Asian Languages

Southern Asian Languages is the study of reading, writing and speaking the languages of Southern Asia.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. Bengali
. Hindi
. Nepali
. Punjabi
. Sinhalese
. Tamil


091513 Southeast Asian Languages

Southeast Asian Languages is the study of reading, writing and speaking the languages of Southeast Asia.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. Indonesian
. Khmer
. Lao
. Malay
. Thai
. Vietnamese


091515 Eastern Asian Languages

Eastern Asian Languages is the study of reading, writing and speaking the languages of Eastern Asia.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. Cantonese
. Japanese
. Korean
. Mandarin


091517 Australian Indigenous Languages

Australian Indigenous Languages is the study of reading, writing and speaking the languages of the Australian indigenous people.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. Anindilyakwa
. Anmatyerr (Anmatyirra)
. Arrernte (Aranda)
. Yindjibarndi
. Meryam Mir
. Pitjantjatjara


091519 Translating and Interpreting

Translating and Interpreting is the study of translating and interpreting foreign languages into the mother tongue and vice versa.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. interpreting
. translating


091521 Linguistics

Linguistics is the study of the structure and composition of language.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. phonemics
. phonetics
. sociolinguistics
. syntax


091523 Literature

Literature is the study of written works valued for form of writing or expression.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. dramatic scripts
. fiction
. non-fiction prose
. poetry


091599 Language and Literature, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Language and Literature not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. deaf studies
. AUSLAN

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