School Of Health Sciences

Elements of Language: Analysis and ApplicationWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401434.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
It is assumed that students will have an introductory understanding of the core range of practice areas in Speech Pathology (speech, language, voice, fluency, multimodal communication, and swallowing) and awareness of typical patterns of speech and language development across the lifespan.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in the 4763 Bachelor of Speech Pathology or 4764 Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).

About this Unit
This unit will introduce core linguistic concepts including the sound structure of language (phonetics), how sounds convey meaning (phonology), the formal structure of words (morphology) and sentences (syntax), and the ways in which each of these differ across languages. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Western Sydney region, and this will serve as a lens through which the linguistic concepts covered throughout the course will be taught. Students will learn how to transcribe typical and disordered speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet and will be familiarised with how to analyse language at the phoneme, word, and sentence levels. Knowledge will be applied to the exploration of real-world clinical cases. The knowledge acquired within this unit will lay the foundations for understanding, diagnosing and treating speech and language disorders.

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