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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 Anna Margetts


Previously coded LIN3430


The first part of the unit traces the development of child language from pre-speech to the later stages of acquisition, including the development of communicative competence. It examines the development of the child's phonological, syntactic, morphological and semantic system and attempts to account for this development by considering various linguistic models and theories. The second part of the unit focuses on the comprehension and production of speech. Experimental evidence are examined in order to determine the psychological validity of the various models and theories which have been proposed to describe the process involved in comprehending and producing speech.


As for ATS2679 and in addition a deeper understanding of the theoretical issues involved in the study of psycholinguistics and child language acquisition.


Assignments (3000 words): 55%
Class Presentation: 20%
Examination (1 hour): 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Anna Margetts

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.