Phonetics

Course code LING3006Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

The linguistic study of speech sounds on a phonetic basis. It provides a detailed analysis and description of speech sounds, with particular emphasis on articulatory phonetics, with considerable attention also given to acoustic phonetics.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. provide a detailed description in articulatory phonetics terms of speech sounds from a range of languages and from disordered speech;
2. identify speech sounds from taped samples of speech from a range of language sources;
3. Understand the theory and practice of the instrumental acoustic analysis of speech sounds.
ContentAn introduction to the analysis and description of speech sounds, with particular emphasis on articulatory phonetics and considerable attention given to acoustic phonetics. Data will be taken from English and from a range of typologically diverse languages, as well as from disordered speech.
Replacing Course(s)LING3340 Phonetics
TransitionStudents who have successfully completed LING3340 will not be eligible to enrol in LING3006, because of the significant overlap on content.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLING1111 or equivalent introduction to Phonetics.
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassOne in-class test 20%
Essays / Written AssignmentsA variety of take-home assignments totalling 45%
Examination: Formal35%
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for LING3006