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SL1002 - Introductory Linguistics and Phonetics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject provides foundation knowledge about linguistics and phonetics, upon which students will build for future clinical practice. This subject focuses on the transcription and acquisition of speech sounds as well as on the analysis of the speech sound system. This subject will also introduce basic concepts of grammar.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the mechanisms involved in the production of speech sounds;
  • demonstrate knowledge and skills in the analysis and transcription of the speech sound system;
  • demonstrate knowledge about the acquisition of speech sounds;
  • demonstrate knowledge about basic concepts of grammar.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Ms Frances Cochrane
Lecturers: Ms Louise Brown, Ms Frances Cochrane.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 39 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (40%); assignments (20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must achieve at least 50% in each individual weighted assessment item, and achieve at least 50% overall in order to pass the subject. Students are required to attend and actively participate in at least 80% of all scheduled classes.

Note: 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 official information.