Speech Science 2023-24
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
This module will cover topics such as:
- experimental data design,
- recording speech,
- sociophonetic variation,
- speech technology,
- analysing the acoustic properties of sounds,
- reading waveforms and spectrograms,
- relating waveforms and spectrograms to articulation,
- analysing fundamental frequency (pitch),
- using speech analysis software.
-threshold -D: Student has achieved the minimum acceptable standard of understanding and/or knowledge in all the learning outcomes. Student can demonstrate a minimum level of understanding of the basic concepts and be able to apply them to data with some degree of accuracy. -good -B: Student has achieved a better-than-average standard of understanding and/or knowledge in all or most learning outcomes, and has a clear and accurate understanding of concepts; ability to apply concepts to data critically and thoughtfully; evidence of wide reading and clear and accurate reference to source materials; free from misunderstanding and errors of content; free from irrelevant material. -excellent -A: Student has achieved a thorough standard of understanding and/or knowledge in all learning outcomes; or student has demonstrated an advanced level of achievement in one or more learning outcomes together with a good overall standard. Student has achieved a thorough understanding of the subject, both in terms of content and theory; student is able to apply concepts clearly and accurately; evidence of critical and original thought and analysis; clear, logical argument; high level of communicative competence; free from irrelevant material and errors of spelling and punctuation; evidence of extensive reading beyond basic texts and clear and accurate references to source material.
- Students will be aware of the theory and techniques underlying the acoustic analysis of speech.
- Students will demonstrate skills in recognising, transcribing and analysing a range of speech sounds.
- Students will know how to collect and analyse speech data.
- Students will understand how speech sounds are produced and perceived in isolation and in running speech.
Students will collect and analyse their own data and write it up as a 3000 word research report.
In groups, students will design a poster on the data collection for the module, and give a 10 minute group presentation to the class on it