20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module aims to provide a detailed understanding of speech sounds, how they are produced, how perceived, how they vary from one language to another, and how they are analysed. Lectures will deal with the three core areas of phonetics: articulation, acoustics and audition. The course has a practical as well as a theoretical component. There will be weekly classes in which students will learn to recognise, produce and transcribe the sounds of the International Phonetic Alphabet. The application and history of phonetics will also be covered.

Staff Contact: WALKER GARETH
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Practical skills assessment

Information on the department responsible for this unit (English Language and Linguistics):

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