Richard A. Wright
Examines phonetic and phonological aspects of spoken language using experimental methods. Focuses on acoustic phonetics and speech perception. Significant time devoted to experimental design and hands-on data analysis techniques. Prerequisite: LING 451.
Techniques in experimental phonetics and laboratory phonology, experimental design, acoustic analysis of speech sounds. Meets writing course requirement.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures, discussions, lab meetings
Familiarity with basic phonetics skills for all sounds in general IPA set (not just English): Ladefoged's "Course in Phonetics" is a good review. Familiatiry with basic acoustics concepts as they apply to speech signals: Ladefoged's "Vowels and Consonants" and "Course in Phonetics" ch. 8 are good reviews.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly reading assignments, excercises, extensive laboratory assignments, term project where students design and pilot an experiment that tests a phonetic or phonological hypothesis of their choosing.
Class participation < class assignments < labs < quizzes < final project