|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Semester 1 - On Campus
Semester 1 - Online
|Fees||Subject 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.
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
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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
- 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 coordinator Olga Maxwell Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 24 hours: 1 x 1-hour lecture and 1x1-hour practical per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 1 - Online
Principal coordinator Olga Maxwell Mode of delivery Online Contact hours 24 hours: 1 x 1-hour lecture and 1x1-hour practical per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
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.
Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription (Felicity Cox) CUP.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Informal specialisation English Language - 200 Point Program Informal specialisation Language Testing - 100 Point Program Informal specialisation English Language - 100 Point Program Informal specialisation Language Testing - 200 Point Program Informal specialisation TESOL - 100 Point Program Informal specialisation Technology in Language Learning - 200 Point Program Informal specialisation TESOL - 200 Point Program Informal specialisation Technology in Language Learning - 100 Point Program
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.