LING2002 Phonetics and Phonology: the Sounds of the World's Languages

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Linguistics major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
Content
This unit introduces the principles and methods of phonology and those aspects of phonetics relevant to phonology. Topics include articulatory and acoustic phonetics; phonetic transcription; the distinctive feature framework; phonological alternations; phonological rule formalisms; phonological representations; and the relationship between phonology, morphology and syntax.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe important issues in defining language, particularly in distinguishing between language and communication, and between language system and language use; (2) describe key focuses of, and key concepts in, core sub-areas of Linguistics; (3) describe key features of currently contending significant theoretical approaches to language structure; (4) present critical evaluation of the arguments used in a linguistic analysis formulated within a theoretical model; (5) use established criteria and evaluate alternative analyses of given language data; (6) identify and describe, using appropriate terminology and notation, basic structural patterns in data from a language, in the domains of phonology, grammar and lexicon; (7) propose analyses of structural patterns in language data within different theoretical models; and (8) demonstrate knowledge of the diversity of structures across languages.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) tutorial participation; (2) assignments; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Luisa Miceli
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
LING1002 Language as a Cognitive System
or
LING1102 Language as a Cognitive System
Incompatibility:
LING2201 Phonetics and Phonology
Contact hours
36—lectures: 2 hours per week (over 13 weeks); Practical Classes: 1 hour per week (over 10 weeks)
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