Intro to Phonetics & Phonology
Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology 2023-24
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 1
This class is an introduction to the phonetics of spoken languages, covering:
- articulatory phonetics.
- introductory phonology.
Areas covered include:
- anatomy of the vocal tract and terminology used to describe speech articulators.
- articulatory phonetics, with an emphasis on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and how to use it to transcribe speech.
- an introduction to acoustic theory as it relates to speech sounds.
- the nature of phonological patterns (alternation and phonotactics).
- melody and prosody.
- and the structural representation of speakers’ phonological knowledge.
The knowledge and skills acquired here will be essential for many other modules and/or projects.
-threshold -D range = Below average ◦Knowledge of key areas/principles only ◦Weaknesses in understanding of main areas ◦Limited evidence of background study ◦Answer only poorly focussed on question and with some irrelevant material and poor structure ◦Arguments presented but lack coherence ◦Several factual/computational errors ◦No original interpretation ◦Only major links between topics are described ◦Limited problem solving ◦Many weaknesses in presentation and accuracy
-good -B range = Good ◦Strong knowledge ◦Understands most but not all ◦Evidence of background study ◦Focussed answer with good structure ◦Arguments presented coherently ◦Mostly free of factual/computational errors ◦Some limited original interpretation ◦Well known links between topics are described ◦Problems addressed by existing methods/approaches ◦Good presentation with accurate communication
-excellent -A range = Excellent ◦Comprehensive knowledge ◦Detailed understanding ◦Extensive background study ◦Highly focussed answer and well structured ◦Logically presented and defended arguments ◦No factual/computational errors ◦Original interpretation ◦New links between topics are developed ◦New approach to a problem
- Students will be familiar with and able to describe the properties of sounds, and understand how these properties affect the way sounds behave.
- Students will develop the ability to recognise and identify different sounds, and to transcribe them using the IPA.
- Students will know about modern phonological theory - how sound systems are structured and how sounds and phonological processes are represented.
- Students will know about the types of phonological processes that languages employ, using examples from varieties of English and other languages.
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
Phonetics Online Test
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
Online Phonology Exercise