• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course develops practical ability in phonological analysis (the analysis of the way sounds are organised in Language). It introduces methods and assumptions of two important approaches to phonological analysis: Classical Phonemic Analysis, and the Non-linear Generative model (concentrating within this latter paradigm on Autosegmental phonology). The syllabus includes: 'Classical (Structural)' Phonemics; the phonemes of Australian English. Generative Phonology. Features and Feature Geometry. Autosegmental Phonology. The Phonology of Intonation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Depending on how well they satisfy the requirements of the course, students will be able to:

  • Analyse the sound structure of Language using methods and assumptions of two contrasting but important approaches to phonological analysis: Classical Phonemics, and Non-linear Generative Phonology.
  • Understand professional texts on phonological analysis
  • Use their knowledge to describe and do research in languages unfamiliar to them.                    
  • Gain some historical perspective on how developments in modern phonological theory have come about.

Indicative Assessment

Four assignments (80%) and in-class test (20%).

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Workload

2 hours of lectures and one hour of tutorial per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed LING1010 or LING2010. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Carlos Gussenhoven & Haike Jacobs, Understanding phonology, Arnold, 1998 or later ed. and a set of readings.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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