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Sounds and Writing in Indigenous Languages - KCIL5610

Year - 2020

The study of any language requires an understanding of its sounds and the ways in which they relate to each other so that they can be written down. This unit of study introduces students to the production, perception and classification of speech sounds and their organisation into meaningful systems with particular reference to Indigenous Australian languages. It also provides an understanding of the development of writing systems and contemporary approaches to Australian orthography design.

Block Mode

phonetics (20%) and phonology (30%) and exam (40%) and orthography (10%)

Additional information
Available to students enrolled in block-mode courses only.


KCIL5611 and KCIL5612


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Intensive January

06 Jan 2020

Department/School: Indigenous Academic Units
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 24 Jan 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

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