Postgraduate Course: Special Topics in Phonetics MSc (LASC11140)
|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 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Phonetics and Laboratory Phonology (LASC11125)
||Other requirements|| Students who have passed LASC11031 (Introduction to Phonology and Phonetics) may also be considered, but only with approval of Course Organiser.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
||One-on-one 30-minutes meetings with each student regarding the assessment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- conduct independent research in the topic area
- demonstrate familiarity with a combination of current and classic readings in a particular topic area
- demonstrate an understanding of how phonetics data bear on theoretical issues in phonetics and phonology
- present ideas to a peer audience, and provide feedback to peers
- understand and summarize primary research articles
|Example readings for a focus on 'Instrumental phonetics':|
Beddor, P. S., McGowan, K. B., Boland, J. E., Coetzee, A. W., & Brasher, A. (2013). The time course of perception of coarticulation. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133(4), 2350-2366. [eyetracking]
Davidson, L. (2006). Comparing tongue shapes from ultrasound imaging using smoothing spline analysis of variance. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 120(1), 407-415. [ultrasound]
Lawson, E., Scobbie, J. M., Stuart-Smith. J. (2014). A socio-articulatory study of Scottish rhoticity. In R. Lawson (ed.), Sociolinguistics in Scotland (pp. 53-78). Palgrave Macmillan. [ultrasound]
Demolin, D. (2011). Aerodynamic techniques for phonetic fieldwork. In Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (pp. 84-87). [airflow]
Geng, C., Turk, A., Scobbie, J. M., et al. (2013). Recording speech articulation in dialogue: Evaluating a synchronized double electromagnetic articulography setup. Journal of Phonetics, 41(6), 421-431. [electromagnetic articulography]
Michaud, A. 2004. Final consonants and glottalization: new perspectives from Hanoi Vietnamese. Phonetica, 61(2-3), 119-146. [electroglottography]
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Design of a research project, development of quantitative reasoning skills, practical experience in using phonetic research methods.
|Keywords||phonetics,instrumental phonetics,tone quality,voice quality,prosody
|Course organiser||Dr James Kirby
Tel: (0131 6)50 3952
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188