Provides the foundation phonetic and psycholinguistic knowledge and skills necessary for speech pathology clinical practice, particularly appraisal of speech, language and discourse differences and deficits. Students develop skills in phonetic transcription and analysis of speech and phonological analyses and skills in applied analysis systems involving morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse.
Topic 1: The Speech Chain
Topic 2: Properties of speech sounds and International Phonetic Alphabet for phonetic transcription of consonants and vowels
Topic 3: Considering speech sounds according to generative phonology
Topic 4: Applying the articulatory-phonology approach to analysing speech
Topic 5: Natural phonology and its application for the area of child speech
Topic 6: Using optimality theory to consider segmental and suprasegmental aspects of speech
Topic 7: Taking and analysing language samples
Topic 8: Appraising pragmatics, semantics and signing
Topic 9: Analysing morphology, syntax and discourse
Topic 10: Analysing written language
Topic 11: Diversity in speech and language: Characteristics that influence profiles
Topic 12: Psycholinguistics and its relevance for the field of Speech Pathology
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe and transcribe the sounds of spoken language using appropriate graphic symbols and the International Phonetic Alphabet||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||describe phonetic and phonological approaches (generative, natural, optimality and articulatory-phonology) to the analysis of speech||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||explain the system and structure of language and approaches to analysing pragmatics, semantics, morphology, syntax and discourse within oral and written language samples||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||outline the phenomenon of signing and its relevance in relation to clinical linguistics||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||describe diversity in speech and language||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||discuss the notion of psycholinguistics and its relevance for the field of Speech Pathology||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||reflect on the relevance of phonetics and linguistics for describing disorders of communication.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- Crystal, D, Profiling Linguistic Disability, 2nd edn, Whurr Publishers, London.
- McGregor, WB, 2009, Linguistics: An introduction, Continuum International Publishing Group, London.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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