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SPCH12006 - Linguistics and Phonetics 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will introduce students to the core linguistic components of English speakers' communication, including phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics and supra-segmentals. Students will be able to understand and use this linguistic terminology when describing communication within a speech pathology context. Students will also learn how to phonetically transcribe written and spoken words using the International Phonetic Association (IPA) and Australian-English vowel symbols, as this is a fundamental skill that is required when working with people with communication disorders.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites:

  • SPCH11001 Introduction to Speech Pathology.

Co-requisites:

  • SPCH12002 Communication Development and Disorders in Early Childhood
  • SPCH12004 Speech Pathology Skills and Practice 1

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2017

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Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
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Term 2 - 2022 Profile
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Written Assessment 40%
4. On-campus Activity 0%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: 'Have Your Say' student satisfaction survey
Feedback
Students reported that the combination of tutorials and lectures was excellent, as they complemented one another nicely. The teaching staff were helpful and approachable, students were provided with lots of practical exercises to complete, and the textbook was also a valuable resource.
Recommendation
The overall structure of this unit will remain the same for 2020, whereby interactive tutorials will be provided to students with the intention of facilitating the learning achieved through recorded lectures. Teaching staff will continue to encourage students to ask questions and seek clarification as required, as well as to access their prescribed textbook and use this effectively as a valuable learning resource.
Action Taken
The unit included recorded lectures with weekly interactive tutorials.
Source: 'Have Your Say' student satisfaction survey
Feedback
Students reported that the assessment feedback they received was useful, detailed and encouraging, and that it assisted their learning.
Recommendation
Markers of assessment items will continue to place great importance on the provision of detailed, practical and constructive feedback designed to assist students to understand their results, to learn from their experiences and to make improvements when completing assessment tasks in the future.
Action Taken
Grading included constructive feedback and a detailed rubric to assist students in understanding their results.
Source: 'Have Your Say' student satisfaction survey
Feedback
Students reported that there was too much contact time each week for this unit and that the assessment tasks were too large, with some instructions being vague and needing clarification in tutorials.
Recommendation
Students will continue to be provided with a combination of both tutorials and lectures that are designed to complement one another and facilitate student learning. Assessment task instructions will be reviewed to ensure that they are as clear as possible, however students will also continue to be encouraged to approach the teaching staff, either in person or via the SPCH12006 Moodle page, and to ask questions and clarify their understanding of the unit content as well as the assessment tasks as required.
Action Taken
The weekly interactive tutorials were reduced from four hours per week to two hours per week. Assessment tasks and requirements were reviewed via recorded video and students were able to ask additional questions during their interactive tutorial sessions.
Source: 2019 Have Your Say
Feedback
Students reported that there was too much contact time each week for this unit and that the assessment tasks were too large, with some instructions being vague and needing clarification in tutorials.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the assessment tasks in this unit be reviewed and length reduced where possible.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Informal Discussion.
Feedback
Students weren't consistently accessing the recorded lectures for this unit. Comments provided in discussion suggest it was due to their length and density.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the recorded lectures be reviewed and posted in smaller segments where possible.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Use basic phonetic transcription skills to transcribe written and spoken words using the International Phonetic Association (IPA) and Australian-English vowel symbols.
  2. Analyse the core linguistic components of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and supra-segmentals.
  3. Apply an introductory level of linguistic knowledge about communication using linguistic terminology within a speech pathology context.

Speech Pathology Range of Practice:

This is a foundation unit which will be particularly important for the Range of Practice areas of:

Child - Speech and Language

Adult - Speech and Language

The learning outcomes for this unit provide foundation knowledge required for the evaluation of the individual's functional ability in communication and as such relates to the below standards:

Competency-based Occupational Standards for Speech Pathology (CBOS 2011):

Unit 1 Assessment - Elements 1.1 and 1.2 to Novice standard

Unit 2 Analysis and interpretation - Elements 2.1, 2.4 and 2.5 to Novice standard

Unit 7 Lifelong learning and reflective practice - Elements 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 to Novice standard

Competency Assessment in Speech Pathology (COMPASS®) Generic Professional Competencies:

Unit 1 Reasoning - Elements 1.1 and 1.2 to Novice standard

Unit 2 Communication - Elements 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 to Novice standard

Unit 3 Learning - Elements 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 to Novice standard

Unit 4 Professionalism - Elements 4.1, 4.2, 4.4 and 4.5 to Novice standard

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - On-campus Activity
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
4 - On-campus Activity