Units of Study

LNGS2620 - Phonetics

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Toni Borowsky


This unit will provide an introduction to the study of articulatory, acoustic and perceptual phonetics. Approaching the study of phonetics from both the theoretical and practical sides, students will learn about the anatomical and physiological bases of the production of speech sounds. They will learn to produce and discern a wide range of the sounds observed in human languages and have practise in transcribing these sounds as well as applying these skills to the wider field of transcription, for example song texts/musical transcription. An introduction to the physical (acoustic) properties of speech sounds provides the basis for an understanding of what acoustic factors matter in speech perception.


4x250wd short assessments (30%), 3x100wd transcription tasks (20%), 1x1000wd mid-term exam (20%) and 1x2500wd final exam (30%)


2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr tutorial lab/week





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This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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