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English Phonetics and Phonology (LING90015)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville) and Online

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeLING90015
Semester 1 - On Campus
Semester 1 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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:

  • have developed practical and theoretical language analysis through training in how to use the Phonetic Alphabet as an analytical tool for phonetic analysis of English;
  • have acquired observation and attention to detail through seminar and assignment preparation, and examination revision;
  • have acquired computer literacy through use of IT in acoustic and auditory analyses of spoken language;
  • be able to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically through tutorial preparation and participation and assignment preparation.

Generic skills

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: 21 August 2019