CMDS221-12S1 (C) Semester One 2012

Linguistics and Language Acquisition

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
20 Feb 2012 - 24 Jun 2012


Introduction to 1) the structure of the English language, with an emphasis on developing practical analytical skills; and 2) speech and language development in typically-developing children, with a focus on the preschool years.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


CMDS231 or LING207

Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Monday 1:00pm-3:00pm Kirkwood KC06 20 Feb - 1 Apr,
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm Kirkwood KC06 20 Feb - 1 Apr,
30 Apr - 3 Jun

Course Coordinator

Ondene Van Dulm

Guest Lecturer

Professor Paul Fletcher (Child Language Centre)


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Linguistics Test 28 Mar 2012 35%
Transcription and SALT analysis 23 May 2012 30%
Language Acquisition Test 30 May 2012 35%


Required Texts

Owens, R.E; Language development: an introduction; 8th; Allyn and Bacon, 2011.

Recommended Reading

Crystal, David; Rediscover grammar; 3rd ed; Pearson Longman, 2004.

Greenbaum, S., & Quirk, R; A student's grammar of the English language; London: Longman, 1990.

Sheridan, Mary D. , Cockerill, Helen; From birth to five years : children's developmental progress; 3rd ed. ; Routledge, 2008.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $772.00

International fee $3,875.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Department of Communication Disorders.

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