Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of acoustic phonetics, as well as an introduction to important articulatory phonetics techniques such as electro-palatography (EPG) and electro-magnetic articulography (EMA). We will also provide a grounding in the analysis of intonation, with particularly emphasis on the ToBI (Tones and Break Indices) model. Theoretical background and practical analysis skills will be equally emphasized.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarija Tabain

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in AHA-Bachelor of Arts Honours degree.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarija Tabain

Class requirements

Lecture/Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments%
1 practical assignment on acoustic phonetics (1,600 words)40
1 practical assignment on articulatory phonetics (1,600 words)40
1 practical assignment on intonation (800 words)20