Undergraduate Course: Special Topics in Phonetics (LASC10101)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course covers specialized topics and methods for the advanced study of phonetics. Through advanced readings and an independent research project proposal, students will examine the theories and practices associated with data collection and analysis in areas of active phonetic research.
This course covers specialized topics and methods for the advanced study of phonetics. The particular topic in a given year the course runs will be one that is relevant to the ongoing research interests of students and course organizers. Examples of topics may include, but are not limited to: instrumental phonetics; tone and voice quality; word prosody; and speech motor timing. Course hours will consist of reading discussions, student presentations, and laboratory work/demonstrations as appropriate.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||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.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 27,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
||One-on-one 30-minutes meetings with each student regarding the assessment. Comments provided on submitted assessments.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students will acquire a sufficiently in-depth understanding of an active area of current phonetics research and/or a set of research methods to enable them to conduct independent research in this area.
- Students will acquire familiarity with a combination of current and classic readings in a particular topic area.
- Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how phonetics data bear on theoretical issues in phonetics and phonology.
- Students will have the opportunity to present ideas to a peer audience, and provide feedback to their peers.
- Students will be able to understand and summarize primary research articles.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr James Kirby
Tel: (0131 6)50 3952
|Course secretary||Miss Emma Nelson
Tel: (0131 6)50 9870
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