Undergraduate Course: Prosody (Honours) (LASC10057)
||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
||Other subject area
||Taught in Gaelic?
||Prosody is an integral part of spoken language. It conveys information on almost every level of the language system: from lexical to discourse organisation and emotion. This course will introduce structural and phonetic aspects of prosody, with a particular emphasis on its functions. Topics will include:
-theories of prosodic constituent and prominence structure
-prosodic structure in production and perception
-how prosody signals syntax and information structure
-typological variation in prosodic systems
-intonation and rhythm
Classes will include lectures, discussions, and practical lab sessions.
Information for Visiting Students
||Visiting students should have at least 3 Linguistics/Language Sciences courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
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Course Delivery Information
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Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Students will learn:
- how prosody is defined;
- current theories of prosodic structure, and ways to evaluate them;
- how prosodic structure relates to syntax and information structure;
- acoustic and articulatory correlates of prosodic structure;
- how to interpret, evaluate, and summarise experimental findings in the literature;
- relevant techniques involved in identifying and measuring correlates of prosodic structure.
|Completion of weekly reading reports (10%)
Project or essay (45%)
||Dr Sasha Calhoun
||Ms Stephanie Fong