Students will explore the nature of language: introduction to phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and orthographic systems, , with a clinical focus. Particular emphasis on grammar, phonetics and articulation assessment and intervention. Analysis of language for clinical purposes (especially grammar transcription and phonetic transcription skills). This unit of study prepares students with the necessary background knowledge to undertake phonology, language and clinical units later in the course.
1x3-hr lectures/wk, tutorials weeks 1-13
Transcription exam 1 barrier task (25%) grammar exam 2 barrier task ( 25%), final exam ( 50%)
Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., Hyams, Amberber, M., Cox, F., Thornton, R. (2015). An Introduction to Language (Australia and New Zealand 8th edition) Thomson Educational, Victoria.
Speech Pathology students must pass this unit in order to enrol in clinical units in Year 2. This unit is a prerequisite for CSCD2057 Child Language and CSCD2068 Speech Sound Disorders.