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ELL101 - Language: Speech and Sounds

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Hossein Shokouhi





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


This unit is designed for students beginning their study of linguistics. Students will be introduced to modern linguistic study and its major theoretical and methodological issues, in particular those relating to phonetics and phonology. Topics include an overview of language and communication, how languages have evolved and the position of English in relationship to other languages. A major focus is the sounds of English, how they are produced, and how linguists transcribe these sounds in order to study spoken language. Through a small project, students will learn how to investigate a selected aspect of spoken language in a community of interest and relevance to them, such as a friendship group, a family, a sporting or leisure group, an education setting, or a workplace.


Quiz and online activity, equal 1200 words 30%

Assignment 1800 words 45%

Final exam equal 1000 words 25%

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