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LNGS2601: Phonetics and Phonology

2024 unit information

Phonetics is the study of the physical properties of human speech. Phonology is the study of the representation and organization of sound in human language. This unit introduces students to these two core fields within linguistics, while also offering a brief overview of the phonetic and phonological diversity found in the world's languages. Basic phonological patterns are explored and students are given hands on practice in analysing these patterns.

Unit details and rules

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Linguistics

Code LNGS2601
Academic unit Linguistics
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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6 credit points at 1000 level in Linguistics
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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LNGS2620 or LNGS2621
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. display a deepened understanding of the central concepts of phonetics and phonology
  • LO2. analyse and describe sounds in terms of the basic articulatory and acoustic features
  • LO3. analyse sound patterns in a language
  • LO4. think like a linguist and articulate phonetic and phonological concepts and arguments
  • LO5. demonstrate familiarity with some current phonetic and phonological frameworks and some ability to apply them to real language data
  • LO6. understand and articulate relations between phonetics and phonology and other aspects of grammar and discourse.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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