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Accessible Communication - LING980

As the foundational core unit for the Master of Accessible Communication program, LING980 provides an overview of linguistic and other barriers to communication, as well as interventions to minimise or remove these barriers to full and equitable access to and participation in communication in society at large. The unit will provide an introduction to the concept of accessibility from a range of disciplinary perspectives including translation and interpreting, language learning, editing and publishing, intercultural communication, media studies, and disability studies. The unit focuses first on the nature of barriers to accessible communication before examining them in detail in specific contexts. Throughout the unit, students are encouraged to explore, research and reflect on language and communication barriers and how these can be overcome to facilitate equitable access to and participation in communication.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (no on-campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Jan-Louis Kruger, Dr Loy Lising
Prerequisites:

Admission to MAccComm or MAppLing or MAppLingTESOL or MIntComm or MTransInter or MAdvTransInterStud Prerequisite Information

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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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