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.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x 1hr tutorial/week
5x500wd assignment (60%), 1x2hr final exam (30%), participation (10%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Linguistics