6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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Not offered in 2017
Introduction to the principles of articulatory phonetics and the International Phonetic Alphabet. Introduction to the acoustic analysis of speech sounds and their measurement. Introduction to the principles of phonological analysis and issues in phonological theory.
Upon the successful completion of this subject students are expected to understand the ways in speech sounds are produced in different languages, and the processes by which sounds are modified in connected speech, be familiar with the use of computerised speech analysis and understand the principles of phonological analysis and issues in phonological theory. More generally students are expected to develop their abilities to:
- Read critically.
- Use analytic and interpretive skills in dealing with language data.
- Assess evidence supporting various theories and thereby evaluate these theories.
- Present logical, coherent arguments both orally and in writing.
Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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