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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Dr Simon Musgrave


Previously coded LIN3110


Introduction to the principles of articulatory phonetics and the International Phonetic Alphabet. Introduction to the acoustic analysis of speech sounds and their measurement. Introduction to the principles of phonological analysis and issues in phonological theory.


Upon the successful completion of this subject students are expected to understand the ways in speech sounds are produced in different languages, and the processes by which sounds are modified in connected speech, be familiar with the use of computerised speech analysis and understand the principles of phonological analysis and issues in phonological theory. More generally students are expected to develop their abilities to:

  1. Read critically.
  2. Use analytic and interpretive skills in dealing with language data.
  3. Assess evidence supporting various theories and thereby evaluate these theories.
  4. Present logical, coherent arguments both orally and in writing.


Written work: 90%
Class participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Simon Musgrave

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



A second-year sequence in Linguistics