LING 512 - Phonetics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 313.
Other Course Info:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this course students will learn about the linguistic structure of speech. The goals of the course are:

  1. to understand how we produce speech, its articulatory and acoustic properties,
  2. to understand how we hear and perceive speech,
  3. to learn about experimental techniques used to examine speech,
  4. to understand principles of phonetic theories and how they guide research into the above questions, and
  5. to learn to recognize, transcribe and produce the sounds of the world’s languages.
  • Peter Ladefoged & Keith Johnson. (2011). A Course in Phonetics. 6th ed. Boston: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning (required; 5th and 7th editions are good too. Note that the 7th edition comes without the CD).
  • Johnson, Keith. 2012. Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Blackwell Publishers (recommended. The second edition is good as well).

Class Format:

Two lectures and one lab section per week.

LING 512 - Phonetics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LAB)
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 9781285463407
A course in phonetics, Author: Peter Ladefoged, Keith Johnson., Publisher: Wadsworth Cengage Learning 7th editio 2015
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9781405194662
Acoustic and auditory phonetics, Author: Keith Johnson., Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell 3rd ed. 2012
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