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Introductory Phonetics and Phonology - LING217

This unit forms the essential background to all aspects of speech and hearing science, and to all of the speech and hearing-based research projects in the Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS). This unit focuses on key areas in phonetics and phonology. It aims to develop fundamental concepts relating to the articulation of the sounds of the world's languages including vowels and consonants, complex articulations, airstream mechanisms and laryngeal features, and their use in languages. Students are also introduced to the important concepts of phonology through an examination of phonemes and allophones, syllables, word stress and intonation, and the relationship between phonetics/phonology and identity. Concept development is complemented and enhanced by skill-based training in phonemic and phonetic transcriptions of spoken English and basic ear training of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Felicity Cox

LING110 or LING111 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LING210
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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