LING 394 - Topics in Linguistics
Section: 002 Speech Errors
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 111 or 210.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Why does a speaker say “She even said she'd fit the bull” instead of the intended “She even said she'd foot the bill” (Shattuck-Hufnagel 1986) or “feak and weeble” for “weak and feeble” (Shattuck-Hufnagel 2015)? What happens when a listener hears “cinema and photography” as “cinnamon photography” or “a ring in her nose” as “oregano nose” (Shockey & Bond 2014)? The goal of the course is to learn about the properties of speech errors–broadly defined as “deviation[s] from the speaker’s intended utterance” (Pouplier 2004). We examine how they arise and what they can tell us about speech production mechanisms. We will also look at “slips of the ear”–errors in speech perception—and what they can tell us about speech comprehension. Throughout the course we will pay particular attention to how meaningful research questions can be formulated and how experiments can be designed to answer them.

No textbook will be required for this class.

Course Requirements:

Grading will be based predominantly on class preparation, class participation, a few short assignments, one presentation, and a final project.

Intended Audience:

Students are strongly recommended to have taken either LING 111 or 210 and LING 313.

Class Format:

Two lectures per week.

LING 394 - Topics in Linguistics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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