Linguistics and Phonetics (CSCD1034)


Students will explore the nature of language: introduction to phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and orthographic systems, , with a clinical focus. Particular emphasis on grammar, phonetics and articulation assessment and intervention. Analysis of language for clinical purposes (especially grammar transcription and phonetic transcription skills). This unit of study prepares students with the necessary background knowledge to undertake phonology, language and clinical units later in the course.

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2x2-hr lectures/wk, weeks 1-13


Transcription exam 1 barrier task (20%), transcription exam 2 barrier task (20%), final exam (55%), 1x1hr research participation (5%)


Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., Hyams, Amberber, M., Cox, F., Thornton, R. (2015). An Introduction to Language (Australia and New Zealand 8th edition) Thomson Educational, Victoria. Hand, L (2005) Grammar Handbook available on campus; Rosenthal, J Phonetics Handbook available on campus

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