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LING 3038 - Phonology: language sounds and sound systems

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Assessment: Practical 1 - 20%, Practical 2 - 20%, Review (1500 word) 30%, Exam (1.5 hours) 30%.
Syllabus:

Pronunciation immediately identifies each of us as belonging to a certain ethnic group, social class, locality, age group and gender. This course investigates the nature of speech sounds, the mechanisms of speech production and perception and the ways by which these sounds are classified into a fixed inventory of meaningful sounds, the phoneme inventory, by speakers of a language. Students will learn how to transcribe speech sounds using phonetic symbols (International Phonetic Alphabet or IPA). Students will learn how to identify the phonemes of a language and their allophones. Students will compare and contrast the sound systems of a variety of languages. A particular focus of this course will be developing understandings of the relationship between speech and writing in a range of languages, including English. This course is essential for all linguistics students, language teachers (English or otherwise) and newsreaders. The course will also be of interest to many students of psychology, anthropology and social inquiry.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22001 LE01 25 11 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 9am - 11am Helen Mayo Sth, SG20, Hone Lecture Theatre
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 9am - 11am Helen Mayo Sth, SG20, Hone Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22002 TU02 10 FULL 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
22003 TU01 7 3 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room