The learning and teaching strategies used in this Unit are structured around a textbook, an extensive set of interactive text, image and audio based online materials as well as lectures (including ECHO360 and associated Powerpoint presentations) and tutorial participation.
Text: Cox, F. & Fletcher, J. (2017) Australian English: Pronunciation and Transcription, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.
Tutorials commence in Week 1. Each student will attend one tutorial per week. Attendance at tutorials is expected and rolls will be taken. Learning the skill of phonetic transcription and the concepts necessary to gain a solid understanding of phonetics and phonology takes dedication, practice, and engagement. We are here to support your learning and we can only do this successfully through face to face contact with you to guide you through the materials. You must be prepared to attend and actively engage in the learning process with your teachers and peers.
Attendance at lectures is also very important in this unit as it can be extremely difficult to grasp the complexities of speech sound production through audio (ECHO recordings). You will do yourself a disservice if you don't attend lectures. We make lectures highly engaging and interactive which you can't experience if you are not present.