THE SOUNDS OF THE WORLD'S LANGUAGES

LIN2SOL

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject examines the speech sounds of world's languages, including variation and change in the sounds. Students will learn how to describe and analyse language sounds, and will work with a speaker to document their language. The subject is practical in focus with lots of application of theory to data. Topics covered include the production of sounds, prosody, speech perception and accents in World Englishes.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarija Tabain

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesWorkshop participation, lecture participation, minor assignment, major project, production and perception tests

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLIN1IML

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsLIN2PHP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

A course in phonetics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPeter Ladefoged & Keith Johnson

YearN/A

Edition/Volume7th ed

PublisherWadsworth

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A practical introduction to phonetics

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJ. C. Catford

YearN/A

Edition/Volume2nd edition

PublisherOxford University Press

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe language sounds with appropriate terminology, perceive and produce differences in language sounds and have a working familiarity with the International Phonetic Alphabet, as evidenced in the completion of activities utilizing these skills.
02. Understand language as a potential world-wide resource, not the property of any group, demonstrated in the capability to describe social and regional variation scientifically.
03. Apply theoretical understandings to problems relating to phonetics
04. Independently apply ideas of speech and accent to new datasets and analyse the sound system of an unfamiliar language

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarija Tabain

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Production test (800 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO4

Major project (1400 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Perception test (600 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Minor assignment (800 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Phonetic symbols test (400 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1