- Code LING3119
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
This course develops practical and theoretical ability in phonological analysis (the analysis of the way sounds are organised in Language). It introduces methods and assumptions of important approaches to phonological analysis: Classical Phonemic Analysis, Generative model (concentrating within this latter paradigm on Autosegmental phonology) and Optimality Theory. The syllabus includes: 'Classical (Structural)' Phonemics; the phonemes of Australian English; Generative Phonology; Constraint-Based Approaches; Features and Feature Geometry; Autosegmental Phonology; The Phonology of Intonation.
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 Assessment3 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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WorkloadOne 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).
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