SPAU 3112: Phonetics
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COURSE DESCRIPTION This course introduces students to the study of articulatory phonetics and the technical terms used for describing speech. The course provided students with the basic notions of phonemic transcription and the set of symbols for transcribing in English. The main emphasis is on acquiring the practical ability to hear and transcribe speech sounds and to identify atypical, yet common deviations in pronunciation. ¶Course Type: Live weekly lecture, Asynchronous learning, Directed readings, Canvas ¶Synchronous: Live instruction will take place each week. Your attendance and participation are mandatory as per University policy and state guidelines. You are expected to come to class with questions that you have learned from the asynchronous material and engage in discussion. ¶Asynchronous: Each week there will be asynchronous material in which you will be responsible for completing. This may include viewing lectures, reading/reviewing PowerPoints, completing course readings, and/or participating in discussion boards. Any assigned activities to support your learning are expected to be completed prior to class. These materials are being provided to help support the complexity of the learning you are required to obtain over the course of the semester. ¶COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES At the completion of the course, the student will be able to: (1) define basic linguistics concepts supporting the study of phonetics; (2) classify sounds according to their manner, place, voicing, and other basic anatomical, physiological, and acoustic features; (3) accurately transcribing typical and atypical speech into the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for clinical and research purposes, at the levels of single sounds, single words, short phrases, and longer utterances; (4) understand dialectal differences and accents; motor-speech disorders; phonological disorders, and, in turn, reading disorders, and (5) analyze speech samples, using IPA, as would a clinician, independently identifying the presence of natural phonological simplification processes and any other speech-sound distortions, substitutions, or omissions.
Kessler, M. (2022, Fall). Syllabus: SPAU 3112: Phonetics. Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.
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