Units of Study

LNGS2620 - Phonetics

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Toni Borowsky

Description

This unit will provide an introduction to the study of articulatory, acoustic and perceptual phonetics. Approaching the study of phonetics from both the theoretical and practical sides, students will learn about the anatomical and physiological bases of the production of speech sounds. They will learn to produce and discern a wide range of the sounds observed in human languages and have practise in transcribing these sounds as well as applying these skills to the wider field of transcription, for example song texts/musical transcription. An introduction to the physical (acoustic) properties of speech sounds provides the basis for an understanding of what acoustic factors matter in speech perception.

Assessments

4x250wd short assessments (30%), 3x100wd transcription tasks (20%), 1x1000wd mid-term exam (20%), 1x2000wd final exam (30%)

Textbooks

Peter Ladefoged and Keith Johnson, 6th edition, A Course in Phonetics

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr lab/week

Prerequisites

LNGS1001

Prohibitions

LNGS2601

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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