Experimental Phonetics

Subject LING40008 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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: A 2.5 hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: 2.5 contact hours/week, an additional 8 hours/week. Total of 10.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Completion of Phonetics or English Phonetics and Phonology (previously named Pronunication of the Spoken Language).
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: Formerly available as 175-035/323/423. Students who have completed 175-035 or 175-323/423 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/


Assoc Prof Janet Fletcher


Email: janetf@unimelb.edu.au
Subject Overview:

This subject involves the instrumental study of spoken language. Students should become familiar with basic techniques commonly used to analyse the acoustics and articulation of sound sequences, and prosody (eg. stress and intonation). the relationship of these techniques to current models of speech production and perception and laboratory phonology.

  • Understanding the use of different experimental techniques in phonetic science.
  • Developing skills in instrumental phonetic analysis of spoken language.
  • have acquired computer literacy through use of IT in accoustic and articulatory analyses of spoken language.
Assessment: Written work totalling 4000 words for third year students and 5000 words for fourth year students.
Prescribed Texts:
  • Phonetic Data Analysis (Ledefoged, P.) Blackwell
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • have acquired skill in observation and attention to detail through anaylsis of phonetics data.
  • have strengthened their computer literacy through use of IT in acoustic and auditory analysis of spoken language.
  • have improved their ability to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: English Language Studies
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Lingusitics and Applied Lingusitics
Lingusitics and Applied Lingusitics

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