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SL1004 - Linguistic Development

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

This subject introduces advanced linguistics concepts as a basis for studies in speech pathology including semantics, syntax and pragmatics, and the transcription of variation in speech. This subject introduces how these various aspects of language are acquired and presents an integrated overview of speech and language development.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the normal development of speech and language;
  • transcribe and analyse grammatical forms;
  • describe how semantics and pragmatics are used to convey meanings and to achieve speakers' purposes;
  • integrate and apply knowledge of phonetics, phonology, semantics, prosody, morphology, syntax and pragmatics to speech pathology practice.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (40%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (20%)
  • Hurdle professional experience - (%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Students must achieve at least 50% in all individual weighted assessment items, must pass the non-weighted hurdle assessment, and achieve at least 50% overall to pass the subject. Students are required to attend and actively participate in at least 80% of all scheduled classes and must attend all professional experience hours. Students must successfully complete all assessment requirements and placement related activities.


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mr Gareth Lloyd
Lecturers: Ms Louise Brown, Mr Gareth Lloyd, Ms Mandi Hollins.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 39 hours tutorials
  • 4 hours professional Experience
  • 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.