LING 512 - Phonetics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 313.
Other Course Info:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces students to the nature of human speech production and perception and the nature of the acoustic signal that is transmitted from speaker to listener. The course goals are:

  1. To understand fundamental principles of phonetic theory and phonetic representation. We will study current theories of the complex tasks accomplished by speakers and listeners and will arrive at a representation of speech sounds in terms of their articulatory (speaker-based), acoustic, and perceptual characteristics.
  2. To introduce students to phonetic experimentation and modeling. Small-scale experiments will provide training in physiologic measurement, acoustic analysis, and perceptual testing, and reinforce theoretical principles by serving as empirical tests of selected claims.
  3. To consider the relation between human articulatory and perceptual capacities and patterns in linguistic sound systems (i.e., phonology). Our exploration of issues related to this third goal will necessarily be preliminary, serving as a bridge between phonetics and future coursework that many students will take in phonology.
  4. To provide practical experience in producing and transcribing sounds of the world's languages.

LING 512 - Phonetics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (LAB)
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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Johnson's Acoustics and Auditory Phonetics is required. Ladefoged & Johnson's A Course in Phonetics is strongly recommended. (If you already own the 5th edition of this book, there's no need to purchase the newer edition.)
ISBN: 1405101237
Acoustic and auditory phonetics, Author: Keith Johnson, Publisher: Blackwell 2 ed., 8. 2008
ISBN: 1428231269
A Course in Phonetics., Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co 2010
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