Subject 175-007 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures per week, and 6 tutorials scheduled across the semester.
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 5 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: LING20005 (Phonetics) .
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Assoc Prof Janet Fletcher


Assoc Prof Janet Fletcher
Subject Overview: This subject is an introduction to descriptive and theoretical approaches to the analysis of sound systems across languages; and different approaches to phonology, training in formal phonological analysis, and the development of phonological theory until the present.
  • be able to appreciate the universal and typological features of sound systems;
  • have developed skill in practical analysis and description of a wide range of phonological phenomena from a variety of languages;
  • understand and be able to apply the basic concepts and methods of phonological analysis and description.
Assessment: Three assignments totalling 2500 words 65% (due at regular intervals during the semester), and a problem-based 2-hour exam 35% (held in the examination period).
Prescribed Texts:
  • Introducing Phonology (Odden, David) CUP
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Generic Skills:
  • develop skills in critical thinking and analysis;
  • develop skill in communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically;
  • develop skill in observation and attention to detail;
  • develop skills in thinking in theoretical terms.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Arts (English Language)
Diploma in Arts (Linguistics)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: English Language Studies
English Language Studies Major
Linguistics & Applied Linguistics
Linguistics && Applied Linguistics Major
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

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