Postgraduate Course: Speech Production and Perception MSc (20 Credits) (LASC11138)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course introduces theories of representations, goals, and processes in speech production and perception, along with supporting experimental evidence from classic and more recent journal articles. Some of the questions addressed are the nature of phonological representations used in speech production planning and perception, how articulations are controlled and coordinated, how articulatory patterns map onto acoustics, and how the acoustic signal is decoded into mental representations.
Examples of topics to be covered include
- What types of representations are used in speech production? Speech error evidence for sub-lexical representations and prosodic frames
- How does speech motor control work? Are the goals of speech production muscular, articulatory, or acoustic? Motor equivalence and bite block experiments.
- What types of motor control processes do we use? Articulatory Phonology & Task Dynamics
- Motor control processes continued. Approaches with auditory goals and extrinsic timing. The role of feedback.
- From articulation to acoustics. Tube models
- How do production processes influence phonological inventories? Quantal Theory
- The ear
- How does psychoacoustics influence phonological inventories? Dispersion Theory
- Speech perception - pure tone perception. Categorical perception.
- What types of processes are involved in speech perception? Auditory vs. Cognitive processes: Motor theory and alternatives. Animal and infant studies
- Integrating higher level, cognitive information with lower level auditory information
- The nature of phonological representations used in speech perception
- Perceptual constancy and normalization
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Completion of weekly reading reports (5%); Assignment 1 (25%); Assignment 2 (25%); exam or project (45%).
||Weekly reading reports submitted in class. Comments provided on submitted assessments.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Speech Production and Perception MSc (20 Credits) (LASC11138)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- understand theories of representation and processes in speech production and perception
- understand a range of experimental techniques that can be used to test these theories
- interpret, evaluate and summarised experimental findings in literature
- understand relevant steps and techniques involved in designing, running, analysing and writing about a phonetic experiment, either in speech production or perception
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Alice Turk
Tel: (0131 6)50 3483
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188