1. Introduction to Phonetics II  Spring 2010
Instructor: Karen Steffen Chung 史嘉琳老師
Monday 8:10-10:00am 視聽館 201
1:20-3:10pm 視206


       Students who have successfully completed one semester of an introductory phonetics course; others by permission only. This course is highly recommended for anyone planning to do advanced work in phonetics or linguistics. A serious but friendly course!


       Ladefoged, Peter. 2006. A Course in Phonetics. 5th edition. Boston: Thomson Wadsworth. 310pp. Available at Crane's 文鶴.

       Ladefoged, Peter. 2005. Vowels and Consonants: An Introduction to the Sounds of Languages. 2nd edition. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. 206pp. Paper. Includes CD-ROM; same material is also available online. Buy at Crane's 文鶴. Original price: around NT$1,200; with discount, a bit over NT$1,000. Well worth it! But grab before they're sold out.

Course description:

       This course is a continuation of Karen Chung's Introduction to Phonetics Course; though students who have taken other phonetics courses are also welcome. The primary goal of the course will be to finish Ladefoged's A Course in Phonetics, starting from Chapter Six, "Airstream Mechanisms and Phonation Types", and to go through the material in Ladefoged's Vowels and Consonants. Students will read, and submit (every Friday) a brief summary of one chapter of Vowels and Consonants along with two questions from the chapter a week, in this sequence:

February 26-March 5: Chapter 1
March 5-12: Chapter 2
March 12-19: Chapter 3
March 19-26: Chapter 11
March 26-April 2: Chapter 12
April 2-9: Chapter 13
CHANGE: April 9-16: Chapter 14
CHANGE: April 16-23: Chapter 4
April 23-30: Chapter 5
April 30-May 7: Chapter 6
May 7-14: Chapter 7
May 14-21: Chapter 8
May 21-28: Chapter 9
May 28-June 4: Chapter 10
June 4-11: Chapter 15
June 11-18: Chapter 16

Practical exercises in English pronunciation will be assigned as time permits, with emphasis on consolidating past progress and identifying and fine-tuning areas left for improvement. A number of Web assignments will be given, and students will get more practice in using Praat and other speech tools.

     Final exam date: June 25 1:20-3:10pm 視206.

Grade calculation:

       Students will be graded on written work, quizzes, oral presentations, and a final, as well as attendance, class participation, attitude, and progress made.

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