Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Phonology and Phonetics (LASC11031)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An intensive introduction to phonetics and phonology. It presupposes no background in these fields but recognises that many students will have some familiarity with some of the ideas and terminology. It devotes considerable attention to practical problems (transcription, interpretation of instrumental records) that will be relevant for the areas covered by the participating MSc programmes. It is explicitly not restricted to the phonology and phonetics of English.
This course will give students a broad understanding of:
- speech sounds: their production, transcription and acoustic characteristics;
- interpretation of spectrograms and instrumental records of speech;
- phonological distributions, rules and representations;
- common phonological processes (with examples from English and other world languages)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework comprises a series of exercises followed by an essay developing one or more of these topics.
||The feedback comments provided on weekly exercises will help to prepare students for the two assessments.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- understand the articulatory phonetic taxonomy of speech sounds
- develop expertise in acoustic analysis, including re. the interpretation of spectral data
- develop practical skills in phonetic transcription
- understand fundamental phonological concepts (e.g. contrast, allophonic variation, alternation, neutralisation)
|Zsiga, Elisabeth. The sounds of language (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013)|
Ladefoged, Peter and Keith Johnson. A Course In Phonetics, 6th ed. (Cengage, 2011)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Through this skills, students will develop skill in qualitative analysis of unfamiliar language data, and also practical expertise, particularly with respect to acoustic analysis and transcription of speech.
|Keywords||phonology,phonetics,speech sounds,phonological processes
|Course organiser||Dr Rebekka Puderbaugh
|Course secretary||Ms Sasha Wood