Daniel R. Mccloy
Introduction to the articulatory and acoustic correlates of phonological features. Issues covered include the mapping of dynamic events to static representations, phonetic evidence for phonological description, universal constraints on phonological structure, and implications of psychological speech-sound categorization for phonological theory. Prerequisite: either LING 200 or LING 400.
This is a course about speech sounds. The course covers the basic physics of sound transmission (acoustics), anatomy of the speech organs, how speech sounds are articulated, how to transcribe speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet, and how to analyse recorded speech scientifically.
Student learning goals
understand the basic physics of sound, and the unique properties of speech sounds as compared to other types of sound, and the basic features of human speech perception
understand the anatomical organization of the speech organs, how they interact to create speech sounds, and the proper terminology to describe speech articulation
know the International Phonetic Alphabet and how to use it to transcribe speech
be able to read and interpret primary literature in phonetics and language documentation
be able use software to analyse recorded speech and make systematic measurements of the speech signal
have some facility in producing the sounds of languages you have not previously studied
General method of instruction
An introductory linguistics course (Ling 200, 400, or similar)
Class assignments and grading
online homeworks & quizzes, labs involving analysis of recorded speech, research project about the sound system of a language that you have not previously studied.