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English Phonetics and Phonology (LING90015)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville) and Online

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeLING90015
Campus
Parkville
Availability
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.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
LING20005 Phonetics
Semester 1
12.5

Students who have taken an undergraduate subject in Phonetics, including LING20005, are not eligible to enrol into this subject.

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

Assessment

Description

  • Two transcription assignments (equivalent to a total of 2500 words) due in week 7 and week 12 [50%]
  • A 2500 word assignment due during the Examination period [50%]

Dates & times

  • Semester 1 - On Campus
    Principal coordinatorOlga Maxwell
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours24 hours: 1 x 1-hour lecture and 1x1-hour practical per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

  • Semester 1 - Online
    Principal coordinatorOlga Maxwell
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours24 hours: 1 x 1-hour lecture and 1x1-hour practical per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

This subject is offered as both online and on-campus. Some restrictions on student visa holders apply. Please contact the course coordinator for more information.

Further information

Last updated: 11 November 2018