The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
ELL207 : Phonetics
Dr Gareth Walker
Please note: This module may or may not run in any given semester. Please check with the tutor.
This module aims to provide a detailed understanding of all aspects of speech sounds. Phonetics components of first year modules will be expanded on in order to give a practical knowledge of a much broader range of speech sounds, how they are produced and how they are (and have been) analysed. A working knowledge of phonetics is fundamental to the wider study of linguistics, both theoretical and applied, and the discipline draws its methods and insights from a range of other areas of study including physics, biology and medicine. As well as furnishing students with necessary linguistic skills, this module will also give straightforward access to other bodies of knowledge which are often denied to students of the humanities, such as the biological and physical sciences.
There will be one lecture and one workshop each week. Some workshops will support and develop topics covered in lectures; others will provide backup for learning to accurately produce, perceive and transcribe sounds as presented on the alphabet of the International Phonetic Association.
- A transcription exercise (25% of the total mark for the module), which will take place in Week 12.
- An articulation exercise (25% of the total mark for the module), which students attempt individually in week 12.
- A written examination of 2-hours duration (50% of the total mark for the module), which will involve a series of short questions and may cover any aspect of the course (lectures, seminars, reading).
Dr Gareth Walker, 0114 222 0238
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