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The Science of Speech Production - SPH308

The objectives of this unit are to foster a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the speech production mechanism and the complexities of speech physiology. Examination of research techniques used in physiological investigation form an integral part of the content and assessment. The unit consists of a combination of lectures and practical sessions. Topics covered in the lectures include: respiratory physiology and anatomy; laryngeal anatomy; phonation; articulatory anatomy and physiology; articulatory investigative techniques; the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of speech and language, embryology and development. Practical topics may include: speech breathing; electroglottography; kinematic investigations; electropalatography; ultrasonic investigation, and nasality.

This unit is a prerequisite for the Master of Speech and Language Pathology program.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Anita Szakay

39cp at 100 level or above including (6cp from LING units at 200 level including (LING210 or LING217)) or admission to GDipSphComm or DipSphComm Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): SPH302
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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