SPSC223-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


This course focuses on linguistics, language acquisition and phonetics, tailored for students working with clinical populations. The aim is to give students sufficient knowledge of speech and language, and their analyses, to understand the nature of both typical and atypical processes in this and future courses and professional practice. Students examine the structure of the English language, and developmental sequences, theoretical perspectives and influencing factors in language development in children. Students will record and transcribe a language sample, analyse, and draw conclusions about the child's developmental level. In conjunction, students will examine the physical characteristics of speech sounds and learn to transcribe speech, with an emphasis on phonemic transcription in typically developing children and healthy adults. While the primary focus of the course is on English, students' will develop an understanding of how speech and language differs across languages and how the analyses learnt can be applied to any language, with a specific focus on te reo Maori.


SPSC661, CMDS221, CMDS231

Course Coordinator

Toby Macrae

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $979.00

International fee $4,938.00

* 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 School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and faculties page .

All SPSC223 Occurrences

  • SPSC223-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021