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KCIL5610 - Sounds & Writing in Indigenous Languages
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Koori Centre
Offered session(s): 1
Corequisites: KCIL5611 and KCIL5612
Teacher/Coordinator: John Hobson

Classes: Block Mode

Assessment: phonetics (20%), phonology (30%), exam (40%), orthography (10%)

The study of any language requires an understanding of its sounds and the ways in which they relate to each other so that they can be written down. This unit of study introduces students to the production, perception and classification of speech sounds and their organisation into meaningful systems with particular reference to Indigenous Australian languages. It also provides an understanding of the development of writing systems and contemporary approaches to Australian orthography design.
Available to students enrolled in Koori Centre block-mode courses only.
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