Linguistics For Speech Pathologists

Subject LING90027 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

85 hours

Prerequisites: None
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


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 Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website :


Dr Colleen Holt


Speech Pathology
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne

Alan Gilbert Building
Level 7, 161 Barry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 4171
F: +61 3 8344 4188

Subject Overview:

This unit introduces students to the discipline of Linguistics. The course will introduce the domains of morphology, syntax, discourse analysis, semantics and psycholinguistics.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course students will:

  • be aware of Linguistics as an academic discipline and will have acquired terminology for discussing language;
  • understand and be able to apply some of the techniques available for analysing words, morphemes, sentence constituents and sentence structure;
  • understand language variation and language use.
  • Short answer test to be held in week 9 - 30%
  • 4 x analysis tasks to be submitted througout semester - 20%
  • Two hour written exam - 50%

Hurdle requirement: Students must pass the written exam in order to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Burridge, K., & Mulder, J.G. (1988). English in Australia and New Zealand: An introduction to its history, structure, and use. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have:

  • well developed problem solving skills
  • an ability to evaluate and synthesise information in a flexible manner
  • a capacity to articulate the knowledge gained in both oral and written forms
Related Course(s): Master of Speech Pathology

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