LING212-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Sounds and Words

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course is an exploration in the structure of speech sounds. We will deal with with phonetics (how sounds are made or perceived by humans), phonology (how sounds are distributed across different languages) and morphology (how sounds combine to make meaningful units in a language). The goal of the course is to equip students with some of the basic tools necessary to conduct speech sound analysis of any language or linguistic variety.


Any 15 points at any level from LING


LING 215
LING 216

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Lynn Clark


Dineke Schokkin


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Quizzes assessing understanding of lecture content 30% Quizzes assessing understanding of lecture content
Phonetic transcription task 15% Phonetic transcription task
Praat analysis task 20% Praat analysis task
Phonology task 15% Phonology task
Morphology task 20% Morphology task

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All LING212 Occurrences

  • LING212-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023
  • LING212-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)