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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast

Unit description

Develops foundational knowledge and skills required for analysing communication and speech and language breakdown including the application of various aspects of phonetics and linguistics. The phonetic and phonological characteristics of vowels and consonants will be investigated utilising the International Phonetic Alphabet. The formation and structure of English words, phrases, clauses and sentences will be explored along with how language is used in interactions and variations in English.

Unit content

  • Evaluation of phonetic and phonological characteristics of consonants and vowels
  • Phonemic and phonetic transcription of words and phrases using the International Phonetic Alphabet
  • Identifying and transcribing variations in stress and intonation
  • Analysis of word shapes and syllable structure
  • Morphological analysis and classification of words
  • Syntactic analysis of phrases and clauses plus coordination and subordination in sentences
  • Key features of discourse and pragmatics in both verbal and written communication
  • Variations in English

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe and transcribe speech sounds using phonetic terminology and the International Phonetic Alphabet
2analyse and describe phonological aspects of syllable structure, word shape and speech sounds
3perform morphological analyses and description of any given English word including irregular morphemes, tense and aspect
4analyse and classify English words by identifying and providing evidence for the word class of each word in any given sentence
5analyse and describe phrase, clause and sentence formation in English
6identify and explain the key features of discourse and pragmatics
7reflect on the application of phonetic and linguistic knowledge in speech pathology practice and on approaches to diversity in speech and language

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe and transcribe speech sounds using phonetic terminology and the International Phonetic Alphabet
  2. analyse and describe phonological aspects of syllable structure, word shape and speech sounds
  3. perform morphological analyses and description of any given English word including irregular morphemes, tense and aspect
  4. analyse and classify English words by identifying and providing evidence for the word class of each word in any given sentence
  5. analyse and describe phrase, clause and sentence formation in English
  6. identify and explain the key features of discourse and pragmatics
  7. reflect on the application of phonetic and linguistic knowledge in speech pathology practice and on approaches to diversity in speech and language

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hours (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Listening test15%
Essay30%
Listening test15%
Take Home Assignment40%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Listening test15%
Essay30%
Listening test15%
Take Home Assignment40%
Notice

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Fee information

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