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Current Issues in Phonology - LING390

Phonology is the study of sound patterns in language – which sounds are used by different languages, how they are organized, and how sounds are represented in the mind. In this unit we will examine phonological theory, phonological organisation of speech, acquisition of phonology and issues relevant to phonological disorders. Topics to be addressed include: variation in sound structure between languages (e.g., English and Indigenous Australian languages), the phonology of tone languages (such as Chinese), sound change, and prosody (stress and rhythm in language).

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Titia Benders, Dr Anita Szakay

39cp at 100 level or above including LING217 Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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