Semester 2 - Online
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This subject focuses on aspects of the English sound system with particular focus on Australian English. Students gain a detailed understanding of the sound system of different varieties of English. The main topics covered include: phonetic analysis (vowel and consonant systems, phonotactics, stress and intonation) of selected English varieties including L2 varieties of English. Throughout the subject, material is drawn from different varieties of English, including English spoken by second language learners. This subject also provides the chance for training in the accurate perception and production of English speech, transcription, and an introduction to acoustic phonetic analysis.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate developed practical and theoretical language analysis through training in how to use the Phonetic Alphabet as an analytical tool for phonetic analysis of English
- Acquire observation skills and attention to detail through seminar and assignment preparation, and examination revision
- Acquire computer literacy through use of IT in acoustic and auditory analyses of spoken language
- Communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically through tutorial preparation and participation and assignment preparation.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- Demonstrate research skills through competent use of the library and other information sources
- Show critical thinking and analysis through recommended reading, essay writing and tutorial discussion, and by determining the strength of an argument
- Demonstrate understanding of social, ethical and cultural context through the contextualisation of judgements, developing a critical self-awareness, being open to new ideas and possibilities and by constructing an argument.
Last updated: 10 November 2023