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Phonology (LING30002)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeLING30002
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is an introduction to descriptive and theoretical approaches to the analysis of sound systems across languages. and different approaches to phonology, training in formal phonological analysis, and the development of phonological theory until the present.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to confidently deploy discipline specific research and analysis in Phonology using primary and secondary sources and empirical data with a strong sense of research ethics and intellectual integrity;
  • be able to draw on and critically evaluate theoretical approaches to Phonology;
  • position themselves within theoretical debates in Phonology;
  • proficiently employ learning and research technologies as well as field-specific technologies;
  • have attained advanced abilities in written and verbal argumentation in Phonology;
  • have consolidated their understanding of social and cultural diversity in the university and wider community.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • have developed skills in critical thinking and analysis;
  • have developed skills in communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically;
  • have developed skills in observation and attention to detail;
  • have developed skills in thinking in theoretical terms.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
LING20005 Phonetics
Semester 1



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

  • Problem set assignment 1 due throughout the semester [25%]
  • Problem set assignment 2 due throughout the semester [25%]
  • Exam during the examination period [50%]

Hurdle Requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 10 August 2019