10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Students will apply one or more of a range of analytical methods covered earlier in the degree to analyse typical or atypical communication data from a phonetic, linguistic, or psychological perspective, and these may be either qualitative or quantitive. Students will be given guidance in the selection of an appropriate method, which may involve, for example, psychometric techniques, instrumental techniques for the analysis of speech production (eg acoustic analysis, electropalatography), transcription of atypical speech, normal and atypical prosodic systems, speech perception, phonological interpretation, speech processing models, conversation analysis and pragmatics, pgrammatical and semantic analysis. Students will be encouraged to reflect on theoretical assumptions underlying the methods in question and will be required to provide a critique of the methods used and discussion of the results of the analysis and their theoretical and practical implications.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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