It is a core topic for speech pathology and cognitive science students and may be taken by other arts and science students after consultation with the topic coordinator. Linguistics and Phonetics 1 introduces students to the scope, concepts and methods of linguistic science. It assumes no prior knowledge of linguistics, but is a prerequisite for topics later in the linguistics sequence. It is part of the foundation for theoretical and clinical studies in speech and language development, in speech and language disorders, in voice disorders, and in audiology. Linguistics is set in the context of its relationship to other disciplines such as psychology, sociology, anatomy, physiology, cognitive science, audiology and speech pathology.
This topic aims to: