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SL1002 - Foundations of Linguistics and Phonology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject provides foundation knowledge about linguistics and phonology, upon which students will build for future clinical practice. This subject will explore the acquisition of speech sound systems including phonetics, phonology, prosody and morphology. Students will also learn about the transcription and analysis of the speech sound system. Australian linguistic diversity will also be explored with reference to Standard Australian English and Australian Aboriginal English.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the acquisition of speech sound systems and apply these to Standard Australian English;
  • describe the processes involved in the production of speech;
  • describe the structural components of speech and language including phonetics, phonology, prosody and morphology;
  • relate knowledge of linguistic differences to speech pathology practice;
  • transcribe speech and analyse phonology, phonetics, prosody and morphology.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (40%)
  • Non-Invigilated > 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.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Lecturers: Dr Trish Wielandt, Ms Louise Brown, Mr Gareth Lloyd.
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

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.