- Code LING6019
- 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
- Academic career PGRD
- 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:
- Demonstrate a deep understanding of the sound structures of human languages
- Understand how people use phonological systems in languages to communicate
- Use a range of methods of phonological analysis to describe important variation in sound systems.
- Carry out in-depth analysis and research on the sound systems of a language.
- 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, 3500 words (35%) [LO 1, 4, 5]
Test, 1 hour (held in class) (20%) [LO 1-3, 5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials, and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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