Preview

English Phonetics and Phonology

Satisfactory Essays
Open Document
Open Document
467 Words
Grammar
Grammar
Plagiarism
Plagiarism
Writing
Writing
Score
Score
English Phonetics and Phonology
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG HKU SPACE Community College Associate Degree Programmes 2012-13 Course Document Course Title: English Phonetics and Phonology
Course Code: C C 8 8 3 5 6 0 0

Aims and Objective

This course will focus on articulatory phonetics and the classification of sounds in English. It will explain how English is pronounced in the context of a general theory about speech sounds and how they are organized in languages. Topics will include the speech production mechanism; the description of sound qualities and their representations; prosodic features. There will be many exercises in ear training, sound production and their written representations. Intended Learning Outcomes of the Course On completion of the course, students should be able to: ILO1. describe how speech sounds are produced; ILO2. describe sound production with reference to the articulatory track; ILO3. link perceptual descriptions with production and explain in general how perceptually different sounds differ in their production; ILO4. distinguish the classification of speech sounds and discuss their phonological groupings and distributions in English; ILO5. recognize English Phonetic symbols and be able to transcribe connected speech in English; ILO6. discuss the syllabic structure of English; ILO7. select relevant details and systematically organize ideas in answering questions. Syllabus

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Voice production and the organs of speech The production of vocalic elements in speech -- cardinal vowels and their representation English vowels – their production, perceptual qualities and representation. Long short vowels, diphthongs and tripthongs The larynx, its structure and the role it plays in speech production The phoneme – its theoretical justification, symbol representation and realization under different phonetic contexts Consonantal elements in speech. English consonants – their production, perceptual qualities, place and manner of articulation. Discussion



References: 1. A Course in Phonetics by Peter Ladefoged, Heinle & Heinle: Australia, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, 2001. 2. Practical Phonetics and Phonology by Beverley Collins and Inger M. Mees, Routleddge: London and New York, 2003. 3. Fundamental Problems in Phonetics by J.C. Catford, Indiana University Press: Bloomington, 1982. 4. Introduction to Phonetics by L.F. Brosnahan & Bertil Malmberg, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, London, New York, Melbourne, 1976. 29.06.11

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Powerful Essays

    Intonation

    • 4724 Words
    • 19 Pages

    Most transcription conventions have been devised for describing one particular accent or language, and the specific conventions therefore need to be explained in the context of what is being described. However, for general purposes the International Phonetic Alphabet offers the two intonation marks shown in the box at the head of this article. Global rising and falling intonation are marked with a diagonal arrow rising…

    • 4724 Words
    • 19 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    So and Wang (1996) examined the acoustic analysis of all Cantonese vowels. In addition, he showed acoustic differences in short and long term vowels. Cantonese vowels include four short vowels and seven long vowels. The four short vowels are [ɪ], [ɐ], [ʊ], and [ɵ] and the seven long vowels are [i], [y], [ɛ], [œ], [a], [ɔ], and [u]. Two participants were instructed to read 1863 words in Cantonese which was completed in three sessions to avoid fatigue. The findings showed that short vowels tend to be more centralized in all positions within the vowel space. Figure 1 demonstrates the first and second formants of the Cantonese vowels. Limitations included small number of…

    • 997 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Articulatory Phonetics

    • 3487 Words
    • 14 Pages

    We will spend the next few days studying articulatory phonetic: what is involved in the actual movement of various parts of the vocal tract during speech. (Use transparancy to discuss organs of speech; oral, pharyngeal and nasal cavities; articulators, lungs and diaphragm).…

    • 3487 Words
    • 14 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Phonology

    • 1511 Words
    • 7 Pages

    – – – – Structure of phoneme set Syllables, phonotactics (order of phonemes) Processes (adjustments in pronunciation) Rhythm, stress, tempo (not in this course)…

    • 1511 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Phonetics

    • 3725 Words
    • 15 Pages

    Glottal stop- is produce when the vocal cords are brought close together and then opened suddenly by the air stream.…

    • 3725 Words
    • 15 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Language Quiz

    • 1596 Words
    • 7 Pages

    The aim of this rubric is to revise the pronunciation of words related to the…

    • 1596 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    1- It is important to distinguish between letters and sounds. In phonetics and phonology, only…

    • 13034 Words
    • 53 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Better Essays

    In this task I will talk about my research and analysis on English native speaker’s pronunciation, which can be a useful tool to understand the rules adhered to it. The consistencies and inconsistencies among the speaker, the account of them and the reasons why they do happen will be observed in this analysis. I asked six native speakers to read aloud some sentences. Five of them were American and one was Canadian. They were told that all of them had nonsense words.…

    • 919 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Hf-Rnn Supp

    • 2870 Words
    • 12 Pages

    2.5 Noiseless memorization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5…

    • 2870 Words
    • 12 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Having worked through Sections 1 and 2 of the module, you will now know there are many things to think about in English pronunciation. These include pronouncing individual sounds, pronouncing syllables, stressing the correct syllables in a word and stressing particular words in a sentence. In Section 2 we mainly concentrated on smaller parts of speech such as sounds, syllables and words.…

    • 6542 Words
    • 27 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    References: Crystal, D. (1985). A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 2nd. edition. Oxford: Blackwell. Crystal, D. (1987). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge:…

    • 3597 Words
    • 15 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Phonetics and Vocal Folds

    • 2006 Words
    • 9 Pages

    * Acoustic phonetics- Focuses on the differences in the frequency, intensity and duration of the various consonants and vowels…

    • 2006 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    Paraphasing

    • 675 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Hudson, R. (2006). Encyclopedia of language and linguistics (Second ed.) [Adobe PDF Reader]. Retrieved from http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/phonetik/Institut/Forschungsschwerpunkte/grice-intonation.pdf…

    • 675 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    This course trains the students to distinguish between correct and incorrect pronunciation of the English sounds, before proceeding to develop their pronunciation skills. In addition to the production of speech sounds, the course deals with vowels, consonants, stress and intonation. The recorded drills form an integral part of the course.…

    • 260 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Фонетика

    • 19594 Words
    • 64 Pages

    10. Phoneme as many-sided dialectic unity of language. Types of allophones. Distinctive and irrelevant features of the phoneme.…

    • 19594 Words
    • 64 Pages
    Powerful Essays