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SL1004 - Linguistics and Phonetics 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Students in this subject will develop more advanced concepts and knowledge about the form and use of language and speech, as a basis for studies in speech pathology practice. The subject includes further study of the lexicon and syntax of English, and of the sound system of languages, topics which were introduced in SL1002 Linguistics and Phonetics 1. Three further topics areas are introduced: acoustic phonetics, psycholinguistics and the study of meaning (or the uses of language). The first of these looks at the physics (acoustics) of sound and the ways that speech can be analysed acoustically, while the second looks at theories and models of how language might be represented and processed in the brain and the third will involve an introduction to the study of both semantics and pragmatics. In addition, students will examine how competence in these various aspects of language is developed during the early years of a child's life. Students will also have the opportunity to observe applications of linguistics and phonetics in community and speech pathology practice environments.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate the ability to transcribe normal English speech at the phonetic level and to conduct a phonetic analysis of normal adult and child language samples, and will demonstrate knowledge of the theories and processes underlying the normal development of these aspects of language during the early years of a child's life;
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of theories and models of how language is represented and processed in the brain;
  • demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills in analysing the grammatical form of English utterances, including in classifying the words of English, and will demonstrate knowledge of the theories and processes underlying the normal development of these aspects of language during the early years of a child's life;
  • demonstrate and apply knowledge of the ways that language is used to convey meanings and to achieve speakers' purposes, and will demonstrate knowledge of the theories and processes underlying the normal development of these aspects of language during the early years of a child's life.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Prerequisites: SL1002allow concurrent for SL1002.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
SL2005

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours lectures/week
  • 39 hours tutorials - 3 hours tutorials/week
  • 12 hours clinical placement
Assessment: end of semester exam (30% - 40%); quizzes or tests (20% - 30%); presentations (%); phonetic transcription and word class analysis quizzes - pass/fail (%); assignments (40% - 50%); observation tasks - pass/fail (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must pass every one of the assessment items assessed as pass/fail only, and submit or present a reasonable attempt at all assessment items by the due date.

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.