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LING333: Australian English - Guide

Timetables


Lectures are on Wednesday at 9am in room W5C311.
Attendance at lectures is compulsory. Absences must be explained in advance with relevant documentation.


Tutorials follow on Wednesday at 10am in room W5C311.
Attendance at tutorials is compulsory. Absences must be explained in advance with relevant documentation.

Lecture Timetable

The timetable outlined below

Week
Week Beginning
Topic
Lecturer
Reading
1
25 Feb What is Australian English? Dialect and Identity
FC

White, R. (1995) Australian Identity post 1980: Whatever happened to the typical Australian?, in Peters, P. (ed.) Australian English in a Pluralist Australia, Proceedings of Style Council 95, pp 3-19.

Collins, P. & Blair, D. (2001) Language and Identity in Australia , in Blair, D. & Collins, P. (eds.) English in Australia, Benjamins, Amsterdam, pp 3-20.
2
4 March Historical Dialectology: New Dialect Formation
FC
Gordon, et al (2004) New Zealand English: Its origins and evolution, CUP, Cambridge pp 77-84.
3
11 March Intonation
JM
McGregor, J. & Palethorpe, S. (2008) High Rising Tunes in Australian English: The Communicative Function of L* and H* Pitch Accent Onsets, Australian Journal of Linguistics, 28, 171-193.
4
18 March Phonetics
FC
Cox, F. & Palethorpe, S. (2007) An Illustration of the IPA: Australian English, Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 37, 341-350.
5
25 March Morphology and Syntax
PP
Collins, P. and Peters, P. (2004) Australian English: morphology and syntax, in Kortman et al, (eds.) A Handbook of Varieties of English, Vol 2 Morphology and Syntax, Mouton, Berlin. pp 593-610.
6
1 April Phonology
FC
Horvath, B. (2004) Australian English: Phonology, in Schneider et al (eds.) A Handbook of Varieties of English, Vol 1 Phonology, Mouton, Berlin. pp 625-644.
7
8 April Sociophonetics
FC
Mitchell and Delbridge, A. (1965) The Speech of Australian Adolescents, Angus and Robertson, Sydney , pp 76-87.
   
 
Mid Semester Break
8
29 April Auslan
TJ
http://www.auslan.org.au/about/history/
9
6 May Australian Placenames
JT
Delbridge, A. (2001) Lexicography and national identity: the Australian Experience, in Blair, D. & Collins, P. (eds.)English in Australia , Benjamins, Amsterdam , pp 303-316.
10 13 May Indigenous Loanwords
JT
TBA
11
20 May Aboriginal English
FC

Malcolm, I. G. (2004) Australian creoles and Aboriginal English: phonetics and phonology, in Schneider et al (eds.) A Handbook of Varieties of English, Vol 1 Phonology, Mouton, Berlin. pp 656-67

Malcolm, I. G. (2004) Australian creoles and Aboriginal English: morphology and syntax, in Kortman et al (eds.) A Handbook of Varieties of English, Vol 2, Morphology and Syntax, Mouton, Berlin. pp 657-681

National Indigenous Languages Survey Report 2005

http://www.arts.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/35637/nils-report-2005.pdf
12
27 May Ethno-cultural variation
FC

Rieschild, V.R. 2007. Influences of Language Proficiency, Bilingual Socialization, and Urban Youth Identities on Producing Different Arabic-English Voices in Australia, Novitas Royal 1(1): 34 – 52.

13
3 June Group Presentations
 

Lecturers:

FC = Felicity Cox

Guests to be confirmed

PP = Pam Peters

JM = Jeannette McGregor

JT = Jan Tent

Tutorial Timetable

TUTORIALS COMMENCE IN WEEK 1

 

Week
Week Beginning Tutorial  Preparation
1
25 Feb Introduction  
2
4 March

Group topic discussions
Allocation of reading topics

Observe language behaviour in your community.
Bring ideas of potential research projects to class.

3
11 March

Group topic selection
Group allocation
Ethical Conduct of Research

Read “National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research 2007”

Preamble
Section 1: Values and Principles of Ethical Conduct
Chapter 2.2: General requirements for consent
Chapter 3.1: Qualitative methods
Chapter 4.2: Children and young people
Chapter 4.3: People in dependent or unequal relationships
Chapter 5.4: Conflicts of interest
4
18 March Presentation of Project proposals Meet with group and design the project.
Provide a synopsis and outline of method. Check project with unit convenor
5
25 March Focus on Group Work problem-based learning
6
1 April In-class Group Meeting Prepare for group meeting
7
8 April Individual Presentations Prepare presentations on reading topic
Mid Semester Break
8
29 April Individual Presentations Prepare presentations on reading topic
9
6 May Individual Presentations Prepare presentations on reading topic
10
13 May Individual Presentations Prepare presentations on reading topic
11
20 May Individual Presentations Prepare group project presentation
12
27 May Group Presentations Prepare group project presentation
13
3 June Group Presentations  
     

Reading Topics Include:

  • Accent and Social Features, e.g. gender, age, class, education
  • Early Australian accent
  • Elocution
  • American Influence
  • Attitudes
  • Ethnicity
  • Colloquialisms, slang, idiom
  • Advertising, Media, Pop Culture
  • Sound change
  • Australian Vernacular English
  • Myths and misconceptions

Reading List

Australian Voices Website

The following books and resources are available in Reserve

  • Blair, D.B. and Collins, P (2001) (eds) Varieties of English around the World: English in Australia: John Benjamins Publishing, Amsterdam. PE3601.E54/2000
  • Burridge, K. & Mulder, J. (1998) English in Australia and New Zealand, Oxford University Press, Oxford. PE3601.B87
  • Clyne, M. (2005) Australia ’s Language Potential, UNSW Press, Sydney. P115.5.A8 C59
  • Collins, P. and Blair, D. (1989) Australian English: the language of a new society, Queensland University Press, St Lucia. PE3601.A87
  • Dixon, R. M. W., Moore, B., Ramson, S. and Thomas, M. (2006) Aboriginal Words in English: Their origin and meaning, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne. PE3601.Z5.D58
  • Fritz, C. W. A. (2007) From English in Australia to Australian English 1788-1900, Peter Lang, Frankfurt. PE 3601.F74/2007
  • Gordon, E., Campbell, L., Hay, J., Maclagan, M., Sudbury, A. and Trudgill, P. (2004) New Zealand English: Its origins and Evolution, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. PE3602 .N495 2004
  • Horvath, B. (1985) Variation in Australian English: The Sociolects of Sydney, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. PE3601.Z9.S934/1985
  • Leitner, G. (2004) Australia’s many voices: Australian English -- the national language, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin. PE3601.L45/2004
  • Leitner, G. (2004) Australia’s many voices: ethnic Englishes, indigenous and migrant languages: policy and education, Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin.P115.5.A8 L45/2004
  • Kortmann, B. and Schneider, E. (2004) (eds) A handbook of varieties of English: a multimedia reference tool. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin: PE1711.H36/2004
  • Mitchell, A. and Delbridge, A. (1965) The Speech of Australian Adolescents, Angus and Robertson, Sydney. PE3601.M52
  • Mitchell, A. and Delbridge, A. (1965) The pronunciation of English in Australia, Angus and Robertson, Sydney. PE3601.M5
  • Moore, B. (2008) Speaking Our Language: The Story of Australian English, Oxford University Press. South Melbourne. PE3601.M595
  • Peters, P. (1995) Australian English in a Pluralist Australia, Proceedings of Style Council, 95, Dictionary Research Centre, Macquarie University, PE3601.S79/1995
  • Romaine, S. (1991) (ed). Language in Australia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. P381.A8.L35
  • Ramson, W. S. (1970) (ed) English Transported: Essays on Australasian English, Australian National University Press, Canberra. PE3601.R32
  • Schneider, E. (2007) Post-colonial English Varieties around the world, Cambridge University Press, pp118-127, section on Australian English, Electronic Document
  • Trudgill, P. (2004) New-Dialect Formation: The inevitability of colonial Englishes, Oxford University Press, Oxford. PE2751.T78/2004
  • Turner, G. (1994) English language in Australia and New Zealand, Longmans, London. PE3601.T8
  • Sounds of Aus, Australian Broadcasting Commission, (2008) DVD PE3601.S68