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Phonetics and Phonology - LING901

This unit focuses on key areas in phonetics and phonology and theoretical principles underpinning the study of speech production. Students develop an understanding of sound systems and their function in language along with crucial ear training of the sounds of the world's languages. The unit is divided into two sections. One section examines the articulation of vowels and consonants as well as complex articulations, airstream mechanisms, and laryngeal features and their use in languages. The other section focuses on fundamental theoretical issues in phonology through the practical examination of phonemes and allophones, distinctive features, syllables, word stress, and intonation. A common theme running across the two sections is the skill-based transcription of Australian English.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Felicity Cox

Admission to MAppLing Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):

Applied Linguistics

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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