SL1002 - Introductory Linguistics and Phonetics
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)
This subject provides foundation knowledge about the form and use of language, upon
which students will build in preparation for future applications in a range of disciplines.
The subject material includes analysis of the grammar and forms of language, and analysis
of speech sounds. Both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, including the use
of the international phonetic alphabet to transcribe speech, will be developed. Modules
on sociolinguistics and cultural issues includes discussion of language use generally,
languages in Australia and the language and culture of Indigenous Australians.
- understand the nature and organisation of the lexicon of a language, and of the English
lexicon in particular;
- demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills in analysis of the grammatical form of
English words and utterances;
- describe the mechanisms involved in the articulation and transmission of speech sounds
and spoken utterances;
- demonstrate the ability to transcribe and analyse speech sounds;
- explain the diversity of language in mainstream and indigenous Australia (in respect
of both number of languages and varieties of English) and the important linguistic
and sociolinguistic features of these languages and varieties.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Dr William Steed.
- 13 hours lectures
- 52 hours tutorials
||end of semester exam (35% - 45%); quizzes or tests (20% - 35%); assignments (30% - 50%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Students must achieve a minimum of 50% for all assessment components. Students are
required to attend a minimum of 80% of all tutorials, workshops and practical sessions.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest