Students will develop core skills required for speech pathologists working across the range of practice areas (speech, language, voice, fluency, multi-modal communication, swallowing). Students will use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to guide description and transcription of speech. Students will develop knowledge across linguistic disciplines to develop skills in systematic description and analysis of language. Students will practice skills in the context of speakers of Australian English, and other varieties of English, including speakers for whom English is an additional language.
Teaching content will be divided across two modules: i) Phonetics; and ii) Linguistics.
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 consonant and vowel sounds in relation to their place and manner of articulation||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||transcribe speech sounds in isolation, words, and phrases using symbols and conventions of the International Phonetic Alphabet as relevant to Australian English||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||describe and analyse language samples in relation to language form, language content, and language use||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Available as eLoan via SCU library: Baker, A., E., Hengeveld, K., 2012, Linguistics, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Chichester, UK. ISBN: 9780631230366.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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