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ATS2669

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitLinguistics
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Dr Simon Musgrave

Notes

Previously coded LIN2110

Synopsis

Introduction to the principles of articulatory phonetics and the International Phonetic Alphabet. Introduction to the acoustic analysis of speech sounds and their measurement. Introduction to the principles of phonological analysis and issues in phonological theory.

Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this subject students are expected to understand the ways in speech sounds are produced in different languages, and the processes by which sounds are modified in connected speech, be familiar with the use of computerised speech analysis and understand the principles of phonological analysis and issues in phonological theory. More generally students are expected to develop their abilities to:

  1. Read critically.
  2. Use analytic and interpretive skills in dealing with language data.
  3. Assess evidence supporting various theories and thereby evaluate these theories.
  4. Present logical, coherent arguments both orally and in writing.

Assessment

Written work: 90%
Class participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in Linguistics

Prohibitions