SPHY103 - Linguistics and Phonetics for Speech Pathology

10 cp
Prerequisites: Nil
Teaching Organisation: 150 hours of focused learning.

Linguistics and phonetics are core foundation knowledge areas that speech pathology students must possess in order to develop clinical occupational competencies in the Speech Pathology Australia range of practice areas, including Language, Speech, and Multi-modal communication.

This unit introduces students to the linguistic domains of syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology and pragmatics, and the science of speech, that is phonetics. Students will develop knowledge and skills in transcribing typical speech, through the introduction of the International Phonetic Alphabet, and develop skills in the grammatical analysis of language. Students will also explore branches of linguistics relevant to speech pathology, including sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics. Finally, the link between each of these areas and the practice of speech pathology will be highlighted for students. This unit provides students with essential knowledge and skills that will be built upon in subsequent units in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology Course. The aim of this unit is to facilitate the development of foundational knowledge and skills in linguistics and phonetics to enable students to develop their abilities in analysing speech and language for speech pathology practice.