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Phonetic Theory and Transcription - SPHL701

This unit focuses on advanced theoretical aspects of phonetics and the theoretical principles underpinning the study of speech production. The unit provides targeted training in the phonemic and phonetic transcription of spoken English with a concentration on Australian English. Students develop an understanding of sound systems and their function in language. They learn to use the IPA to support a thorough understanding of the articulation of vowels and consonants as well as the intricacies of complex articulations, airstream mechanisms, laryngeal features, and coarticulation in the world's languages. Phonological principles relating to phonemes and allophones, syllables, and word stress are also addressed in preparation for further advanced study in phonological theory.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Felicity Cox

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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