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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarija Tabain

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesPractical assignment

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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. Demonstrate ability to write with clarity, cohesion, logic, structure, analysis, relevance, accuracy and precision of expression about linguistics in a range of contexts
02. Demonstrated ability to apply creative thinking processes to complex linguistic issues, and make meaningful new connections
03. Demonstrated ability to perform critical analysis and synthesis of linguistic data, and to develop and evaluate linguistic arguments
04. Demonstrated understanding of an engagement with linguistic learning as a continuous process

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarija Tabain

Class requirements

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


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 practical assignment on acoustic phonetics (1,600 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1 practical assignment on articulatory phonetics (1,600 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1 practical assignment on intonation (800 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4