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ELL101 - Language: Speech and Sounds

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:H Shokouhi




Incompatible with: ALG119
Contact hours: 3 hours per week


This unit is course grouped to the Bachelor of Arts (including D347), and discipline units in E359.


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.


Report on a project on a specific aspect of spoken language (2400 words, 60%)

Quiz (10%) (400 words equivalent)

Examination – Final Exam (30%) (1200 words equivalent)

Unit Fee Information

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* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
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Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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