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Unit of Study SPT10002 - Phonetics and Linguistics for Speech Pathology (2015)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe and transcribe the sounds of spoken language using appropriate graphic symbols and the International Phonetic Alphabet
2 describe phonetic and phonological approaches (generative, natural, optimality and articulatory-phonology) to the analysis of speech
3 explain the system and structure of language and approaches to analysing pragmatics, semantics, morphology, syntax and discourse within oral and written language samples
4 outline the phenomenon of signing and its relevance in relation to clinical linguistics
5 describe diversity in speech and language
6 discuss the notion of psycholinguistics and its relevance for the field of Speech Pathology
7 reflect on the relevance of phonetics and linguistics for describing disorders of communication.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe and transcribe the sounds of spoken language using appropriate graphic symbols and the International Phonetic Alphabet
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. describe phonetic and phonological approaches (generative, natural, optimality and articulatory-phonology) to the analysis of speech
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. explain the system and structure of language and approaches to analysing pragmatics, semantics, morphology, syntax and discourse within oral and written language samples
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. outline the phenomenon of signing and its relevance in relation to clinical linguistics
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. describe diversity in speech and language
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  6. discuss the notion of psycholinguistics and its relevance for the field of Speech Pathology
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  7. reflect on the relevance of phonetics and linguistics for describing disorders of communication.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

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