0 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module builds on the linguistic knowledge gained in Introduction to Practical Linguistics, applying and honing students' phonetic observation skills using clinical data. Training will focus on the use of extIPA Symbols for Disordered Speech and VoQS (Voice Quality Symbols), as well as introduce phonological concepts relevant to clinicians such as syllable structure, prosodic structure, and dialectal differences within a language.

Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK