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Gold Coast Session 2 Session 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Develops core skills required for speech pathologists working across the range of practice areas: speech, language, voice, fluency, multi-modal communication, swallowing. Students will use the International Phonetic Alphabet to guide description and transcription of speech. Students will develop knowledge across linguistic disciplines to develop skills in systematic description and analysis of language. Students will practice skills in the context of speakers of Australian English, and other varieties of English, including speakers for whom English is an additional language.

Unit content

Teaching content will be divided across two modules: i) Phonetics; and ii) Linguistics.

Learning outcomes

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe consonant and vowel sounds in relation to their place and manner of articulation
2 transcribe speech sounds in isolation, words, and phrases using symbols and conventions of the International Phonetic Alphabet as relevant to Australian English
3 describe and analyse language samples in relation to form, content, and use

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

  1. describe consonant and vowel sounds in relation to their place and manner of articulation
    • GA4:
  2. transcribe speech sounds in isolation, words, and phrases using symbols and conventions of the International Phonetic Alphabet as relevant to Australian English
    • GA4:
  3. describe and analyse language samples in relation to form, content, and use
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Burridge, K, & Stebbins, T, N, 2016, For the love of language: An introduction to linguistics, 1st edn, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, VI. ISBN: 978-1-107-61883-1.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.