The Sounds of the World's Languages
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- 27 Feb 2023
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- Describe language sounds with appropriate terminology, perceive and produce differences in language sounds and have a working familiarity with the International Phonetic Alphabet, as evidenced in the completion of activities utilising these skills.
- Understand language as a potential world-wide resource, not the property of any group, demonstrated in the capability to describe social and regional variation scientifically.
- Apply theoretical understandings to problems relating to phonetics.
- Independently apply ideas of speech and accent to new datasets and analyse the sound system of an unfamiliar language.
- • Phonetics.
- • Consonants.
- • Vowels.
- • Tones.
- • Stress.
- • Typology.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed LIN2PHP (Phonetics: The Sounds of Language) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
No additional requirements
This subject examines the speech sounds of world's languages, including variation and change in the sounds. You will learn how to describe and analyse language sounds, and will work with a speaker to document their language. The subject is practical in focus with significant application of theory to data. Topics covered include the production of sounds, prosody, speech perception and accents in World Englishes.
- Perception test (660-words equivalent). (15%)
- Production test (800-words equivalent). (20%)
- Major project (language transcription and analysis) (1600-words equivalent) (40%)
- Minor assignment (language transcription) (1000-words equivalent) (25%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 26 May 23
Textbook information is pending.