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Dynamics of Sound - LNGS3612

Year - 2020

Language is a dynamic system, under constant pressures and continually evolving. Sounds and sound systems of human languages are incredibly diverse yet at the same time there are identifiable principles or factors that seem to constrain the diversity found in the phonetic and phonological systems of language. This unit examines sound systems in language, from a holistic point of view, looking at phonetic and phonological properties of sounds. Techniques are introduced to help analyse linguistic sound systems in terms of synchronic patterns and also their diachronic development.

1x2hr seminar/week

3x1000wd assignment (50%), 1x3000wd essay (50%)


LNGS2601 and LNGS2624 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Linguistics


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Linguistics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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