PHONETICS: THE SOUNDS OF LANGUAGE

LIN2PHP

2015

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 emphiasised. 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.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Bradley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 15 credit points at first-year level from Linguistics. All other students require Coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LIN3PHP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA Course In PhoneticsPrescribedLadefoged, P., Johnson, K., 20116TH ED, 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 (Speaking)

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

Activities:
Assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (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.

Activities:
Assignment
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Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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

Activities:
Participation in practical classes, Assignments
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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

Activities:
Participation in practical classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (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 (Creative Problem-solving)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Bradley

Class requirements

Lecture/Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture/practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Major Project Assignment (2000 word equivalent)40 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08
Perception test (500 word equivalent)20 03, 06, 08
Production test (500 word equivalent)20 03, 06, 08
Segmental transcription assignment (500 word equivalent)20 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08