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Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology - LINX217

The aim of this unit is to foster an understanding of key areas in the study of phonetics and phonology and the sound structure of spoken language. Core topics in phonetics include the articulation of vowels and consonants as well as complex articulations, airstream mechanisms and laryngeal features and their use in languages. The study of phonology will be introduced through the analysis of phonemes and allophones, syllables, word stress and intonation. The structure of sound systems and the relationship between phonetics/phonology and identity will also be examined. The unit will help students develop the skills required to carry out phonemic and phonetic transcriptions of spoken English and the opportunity to develop basic ear training in the sounds of the world's languages using the conventions of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). A common theme running throughout the unit is skill-based transcription – particularly of Australian English.

When Offered:

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

Staff Contact(s): Professor Felicity Cox

LING111 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LING217
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
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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