• 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, Language Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Mark Donohue
  • Mode of delivery Blended
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course introduces students to patterns in the sound structures in language.  Students will develop practical ability in phonological analysis, and will learn skills for conducting research in phonology. Topics such as distinctive language features, phonemic analysis, common phonological processes, and Autosegmental phonology are discussed.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
 
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the sound structures of human languages
2.  Understand how people use phonological systems in languages to communicate
3. Use the methods of phonological analysis to describe important variation in sound systems.
4. Carry out in-depth analysis and research on the sound systems of a language.
5.  Gain a historical perspective on how developments in modern phonological theory have come about, and the popular beliefs and arguments concerning sound systems of languages.
 

Indicative Assessment

3 phonological analysis assignments, 500 words each (15% each for a total of 45%)  [LOs 1-3, 5]
 
Research assignment, 2500 words (35%) [LO 1, 4, 5]
 
Test, 1 hour (held in class) (20%) [LO 1-3, 5]
 

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Workload

One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are also expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).
 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed LING2010. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LING2019 or LING6019.

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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
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4732 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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