PHONETICS: THE SOUNDS OF LANGUAGE

LIN2PHP

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, we will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of phonetics (the study of production and perception of the sounds of human languages).

Theoretical background and practical analysis will be emphasised, with students practising the production as well as the analysis of sounds. We will also cover both segmental and prosodic aspects of speech, and special emphasis will be on the analysis of sound patterns within and across languages. In addition the course offers a basic understanding of speech acoustics and spectrogram reading.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorStephen Morey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LIN1LCS or LIN1LDD or Coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at second-year for the Linguistics major in the Bachelor of Arts.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA Course In PhoneticsPrescribedLadefoged, P., Johnson, K., 20157th Edition, Cenage, Boston

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students are able, independently or in small groups, to present their own views and the views of others in tutorial presentations.

Activities:
Participation in practical classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking

02. Students will articulate connections between their study of linguistics and issues of personal or social concern.

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Assignments
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Life-Long Learning

03. Students will be able to relate a data set and their analysis to relevant theories of Linguistics. Students will further develop their ability to present and analyse data in written form. They will become more sophisticated in articulating and defending their analyses.

Activities:
Assignments, Tests
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Writing

04. Students will be able to search for and locate information beyond the specific suggestions embodied in subject guides. Students will be familiar with library resources in the field of linguistic study. Students will be able to show independent thinking in their essay materials.

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Assignment
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Inquiry/ Research

05. Students will become more adept at engaging with and describing this linguistic diversity.

Activities:
Participation in practical classes, Assignments
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Ethical & Cultural Awareness

06. Students will expand the domains of linguistics across which they are able to deploy analytical and problem solving techniques.

Activities:
Assignments, Tests
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Critical Thinking

07. Students will work co-operatively on various tasks, and discuss linguistic analyses of particular datasets.

Activities:
Participation in practical classes
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Teamwork

08. Under guidance, students will be able to solve problems of increasing complexity across a wider range of sub-disciplines of linguistics.

Activities:
Assignments, Participation in practical classes, Tests
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving

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