1. Introduction to Phonetics II  Spring 2018
Instructor: Karen Steffen Chung 史嘉琳 老師
karchung@ntu.edu.tw
Mondays 1, 2 (8:10-10:00am) Classroom: 外教 203
Wednesdays 9, A (17:30-19:15 [5:30-7:15pm]) Classroom: 外教 203

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Eligibility:

       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!
       

Textbooks:

       Ladefoged, Peter & Keith Johnson. 2011. A Course in Phonetics. 6th edition. Boston: Wadsworth Cenage Learning. 322pp. Available at Crane's 文鶴.

       Ladefoged, Peter & Sandra Ferrari Disner. 2012. Vowels and Consonants: An Introduction to the Sounds of Languages. 3rd edition. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. 211pp + xvii. Paper. Companion website here. Buy at Crane's 文鶴. Make sure you get the 3rd edition! Note: This book seems to be currently unavailable. Get more information in class.

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" (figure out the correct compound noun stress before reading this aloud!), and to go through all of the material in Ladefoged/Disner's Vowels and Consonants.

     Note that Chapter 11 of the Course will not be covered in class, though material in it may appear in the final exam, so you will need to read chapter 11 of the Course yourself, independently. You are however of course welcome to ask questions about it in class.

     Students are expected to take careful class notes, including on pronunciation corrections, and will be asked to submit a paper summary of their notes in class every Monday, and to also upload your notes and other written work to Google Drive. Make sure Ms. Chung has a gmail address for you so you can be added to the Phonetics II S17 folder on Google Drive.

     There will be 30 class meetings this semester:

February 2018: 26, (Wed Feb 28 is a holiday; no class);
March: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28;
April: (Mon April 2 and Wed April 4 are holidays; no class); 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30;
May: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30;
June: 4, 6. 11, 13, (Mon June 18 is a holiday; no class); 20.
The final exam is currently scheduled for: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
in 外教 203; subject to change.

     Every Wednesday, you will read and submit a brief summary of one chapter of Vowels and Consonants and write and submit two questions on the chapter a week, in this sequence:

February 26-March 7: Chapter 1 (Wednesday 2/28 is a holiday)
March 7-14:
Chapter 2
March 14-21: Chapter 3
March 21-28: Chapter 11
March 28-April 4: Chapter 12 (Monday 4/2 and Wednesday 4/4 are holidays)
April 4-11: Chapter 13 (Wednesday 4/4 is a holiday)
April 11-18: Chapter 14
April 18-25: Chapter 4
April 25-May 2: Chapter 5
May
2-9: Chapter 6
May 9-16: Chapter 7
May 16-23: Chapter 8
May 23-30: Chapter 9
May 30-June 6: Chapter 10
June 6-13: Chapter 15
June 13-20: Chapter 16

     There will be a number of class dictations, and 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. Various Web assignments will be given, and you will get more practice in using Praat and other speech tools.

     Make sure you join and check in often with NTU Phonetics on Facebook, where we can continue and supplement class discussions and ask and answer questions online.

     All of the classes from Phonetics II, Spring 2013, are available online for reference. This semester will not be exactly the same, but if you end up missing a class, or if you'd like to hear the material again for review or to understand it better, you're encouraged to watch the online lectures.

     Final exam date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at
5:30-7:15pm in 外教 203.

Grade calculation:

     Students will be graded on written work, dictations (to a lesser extent), quizzes, chapter tests, and a final, as well as attendance, class participation, attitude, and progress made.

Syllabus: NOTE: This syllabus is basically a modified copy of the Spring 2017 Phonetics II syllabus,
     so it is for reference only. It is certain to be changed a lot over the course of the semester.
     It will be updated weekly, so in general, it should be accurate up to and including the current week;
     for any time after that, check back after it's been updated for this semester.
     PLEASE REPORT ANY ERRORS OR DEAD LINKS you find to
karchung@ntu.edu.tw!

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Week 1: 2/26, 2/28 (holiday: no class)
Monday 2/26:

(1) Enrollment and other class business;
     fill in your gmail and other required information:
     You will receive an invitation to join the class gmail folder
     if you weren't in the class last semester.
     Make sure you have a copy of the third edition of
     Vowels and Consonants asap!
     See reading schedule above; we will be reading the chapters
     in a different sequence from the one in the book.
     Also note that there is a companion website for the book.

     Read and summarize chapter 1 and write two questions on the
     material in the chapter, to be submitted 3/7.

(2) Your final exam from last semester will be returned
      and we'll go over it in class. Correct it carefully
      and hand it in on Wednesday March 7.


(3) Just like last semester, you will hand in the paper version
      of your class notes every Monday, and you are also to
      upload them to Google Drive before Monday of each week.
      Make sure that you record all pronunciation corrections, and
      work actively on automating them and thus fixing them permanently
      so we won't have to keep repeating the same corrections in class!
      One of the biggest complaints in previous classes is that we spent
      too much class time correcting the same mistakes over and over
      again. This can be avoided if you practice and come prepared.
      

(4) For new students: Read and summarize
    大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(上、下)
     For everybody: 英語島: 台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」(上)


(5) Make three observations about language over the coming week
     and share what you find with the class on Wednesday, 3/7.

(6) Book sharing: 漢語語句韻律的語法功能. 葉軍 著. 華東師範大學出版社. 2001.

(7) Start reading chapter 6 of Ladefoged/Johnson's A Course in Phonetics.
     Learn how to pronounce ejectives.
     Some Chinese translations for "ejective": 外爆音、緊喉音、噴音;
     for "egressive": 外呼音、呼氣音、擠氣音、外擠音;
     for "ingressive": 內吸音;
     for "creaky voice": 吱嘎(嗓)音;
     for "breathy voice": 氣(聲)音;
     for "plosive": 爆音、爆發音.
     for "implosive": 內爆音
     for "click": 咂 zā 音、搭嘴音、吸氣音

(8) Breaktime music: Love by John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band    lyrics

Wednesday 2/28: (holiday; no class)


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Week 2: 3/6, 3/7
3/5:
(1) Finalize class list.

(2) Discuss and hand in:

    大師開講 — 提升聽力祕訣:每天請聽「回音」十分鐘(上、下)
    Also: 英語島: 台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」(上)
    This link was missing from last week's syllabus;
    please read it for next week if you missed this.
    For next week: New students:
    CET 3 (#71) : 提升聽力祕訣: /i/ 和 // 的辨別;
    Everybody: 英語島: 台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」(下)
    http://www.eisland.com.tw/Main.php?stat=a_mtBV4jK&mid=36

(3) We'll go over last semester's final exam on Wednesday March 7.

(4) Discuss three observations about language collected over the past week.

(5) Course, ch. 6.

(6) Breaktime music:  Englishman in New York       by Sting        lyrics

3/7:
(1) Ask questions on V&C ch. 1, hand in your summary and 2 questions.
     Jenny's question regarding continuants.
     Next week's V&C chapter: Ch. 2, for 3/14.

(2) Go over last semester's final exam.

(3) We'll finish sharing language observations on Monday, 3/12.

(4) Course, ch. 6. Ejectives.

(5) Optional: Join the Goodreads group: NTU Freshman English
     https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/213835-ntu-freshman-english
     If you like, you can join the 2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge:
     https://www.goodreads.com/challenges/7501-2018-reading-challenge
     You can add books you read in Chinese and other languages as well as English!

(6) 如何依據國音來辨認 入聲字 (How to recognize entering tone characters
     based on their Mandarin pronunciation)   Word download

(7) For new students: Pinyin Tutorial: 漢語拼音八講     local copy

(8) Breaktime music:  Englishman in New York        by Sting       lyrics


Website for A Course in Phonetics


Week 3: 3/12, 3/14
3/12:
(1) Submit paper class notes and notes on
    CET 3 (#71) : 提升聽力祕訣: /i/ 和 // 的辨別 (new students);
    Everybody: 英語島: 台灣教室裡找不到的「嘲諷課」(下)
    http://www.eisland.com.tw/Main.php?stat=a_mtBV4jK&mid=36
    and upload to Google Drive. For next week: 老師,請認錯吧!
    Next week for new students: CET 4 (#72:)「重音」真的很重要!

(2) Continue sharing language observations.

(3)
Course, ch. 6. Ejectives.

(4) Breaktime music: Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken       by Pink      lyrics    

3/14:
(1) Ask questions on V&C ch. 2, hand in your summary and 2 questions.
     Next week's V&C chapter: Ch. 3, for 3/21.

(2) Finish sharing language observations.

(3) Book sharing: French Lessons: A Memoir, by Alice Kaplan.

(4) Course, ch. 6.

(5) Breaktime music: Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken       by Pink      lyrics    


Website for A Course in Phonetics


Week 4: 3/19, 3/21
3/19:
(1) Submit and upload class notes and notes on 老師,請認錯吧!;
      for new students: include notes on:
      CET 4 (#72:)「重音」真的很重要!
      For next week, read and take notes on the English Island article:
      同學,給我一點Feedback
      and English Island 26 February 2018 點頭的力量.
      New students: also read and take notes on:
      CET 5 (#73:) 英語教學死角:複合名詞重音

(2) Course, ch. 6: airstream mechanisms: ejectives.

(3) Breaktime music: Ed Sheeran: Supermarket Flowers     video with lyrics     lyrics

3/21:
(1) Ask questions on V&C ch. 3, hand in your summary and 2 questions.
     Next week's V&C chapter: Ch. 11, for 3/28.

(2) Dictation: Ejectives.

(3) Course, ch. 6: implosives. Practice for next class!

(4) Breaktime music: Ed Sheeran: Supermarket Flowers     video with lyrics     lyrics


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Week 5: 3/26, 3/28
3/26:
(1) Submit and upload class notes and notes on English Island 4 April 2016 同學,給我一點Feedback
      and English Island 26 February 2018 點頭的力量.
      New students: also: CET 5 (#73:) 英語教學死角:複合名詞重音
      For next week, read and take notes on the English Island articles:
      a. English Island 5 May 2016 Wrongology 不要懷疑,真的有犯錯學; and
      b. English Island 27 (March 2018): 放輕鬆, 「發呆」讓你發音更好.
      For new students: include notes on:
      CET 6 (#74) 抑揚頓挫:英語的語調和斷句 in No. 74, November/December 2012

(2) For new students: Hanyu Pinyin Tutorial
http://www.svcs-us.org/docs/academics/2012-2013/HanYuPinYin.pdf
Local copy

(3) Goodreads group: NTU Freshman English
https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/213835-ntu-freshman-english

(4) Course, ch. 6: Implosives and clicks.

(5) Breaktime music: Colbie Caillat:   Try      video with lyrics     lyrics

3/28:
(1) Hand in summary of V&C ch 11, summary of ch 12 and ch. 13 for 4/11.
     Upload ch. 12 by Wednesday 4/4 - which is a holiday, but it's still due!

(2) Dictation: Implosives.

(3) Ch. 6: Clicks and phonation types.

(4) Click-related links:
     a. The click consonants and the languages in which they are found
     b. The clicks of Xhosa
     c. Tongue twister in Xhosa
     d. Trevor Noah speaking Xhosa
     e. South African singer Miriam Makeba singing the Xhosa "Click Song (Qongqothwane)"
     f.  Miriam Makeba singing the Zulu original of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"
     g. Name clicks 1    Nama clicks 2    Damara-Nama clicks 3
     h. Spoken sample of San, a Khoisan language of the Kalahari Desert

(5) Breaktime music: Colbie Caillat:   Try      video with lyrics     lyrics

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Week 6: 4/2, 4/4
are holidays; there will be no class.
4/2:
(Holiday; no class)

4/4:

(Holiday; no class)


Week 7: 4/9, 4/11
4/9:

(1)  Hand in and upload class notes and notes on:
      a. English Island 5 May 2016 Wrongology 不要懷疑,真的有犯錯學; and
      b. English Island 27 (March 2018): 放輕鬆, 「發呆」讓你發音更好.
      For new students: include notes on:
      CET 6 (#74) 抑揚頓挫:英語的語調和斷句 in No. 74, November/December 2012
      for next week, read and take notes on
      English Island 6 (June 2016): 中文變好,英文也跟著好了,
      English Island 7 (July 2016): 看不見的文法, and (because it came up in class):
      English Island 18 (June 2017): 會唱這兩首歌,就學會假設語氣.
      
      For new students: include notes on:
      CET 7 (#75) Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停!
      in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14.

(2) Course, ch. 6; Phonation types.

(3) New students + review for old students:
     a. 14. Phonemes and allophones; and:
         15: More on Phonemes and Allphones,
         making sure you understand it thoroughly.
     b. Do the three tutorials linked to on this page, also under Phonetics I:
         17. Three Tutorials on Voicing and Plosives.
         Go through the tutorials carefully and thoroughly!
         If any of the sound files are missing or if there are other problems,
         please take the initiative and email Prof. Mark Huckvale (m.huckvale@ucl.ac.uk) right away!

(4) Breaktime music: Leonard Cohen:   Waiting for the Miracle      video with lyrics     lyrics   

4/11:
(1) Hand in summaries of V&C ch 12 and ch 13; summarize ch 14 for 4/18.

(2) Dictation: Clicks.
      Review IPA click symbols (terms according to John Wells):
      1. bilabial click ʘ   
      2. dental click ǀ   
      3. alveolar click ǂ   
      4. retroflex click ǃ   
      5. alveolar lateral click ǁ

      Today's dictation will include: 1, 2, 3, and 5;
      and the vowels: /ɑ/  /i/  /o/ and /u/.

      All of the above clicks may be preceded by a:
      1. /k/ voiceless back articulation,
      2. /g/ voiced back articulation, or
      3. // nasal back articulation;
      but today's dictation will include only option 1.

      Examples: i. /kǂɑ/   ii. /kǀi/

(3) Try to finish Course, ch. 6.

(4) Do the written exercises for chapter 6 for Monday, April 16;
     also prepare for a test on chapter 6 soon afterwards.

(5) New students + review for old students:
     a. 14. Phonemes and allophones; and:
         15: More on Phonemes and Allphones,
         making sure you understand it thoroughly.
     b. Do the three tutorials linked to on this page, also under Phonetics I:
         17. Three Tutorials on Voicing and Plosives.
         Go through the tutorials carefully and thoroughly!
         If any of the sound files are missing or if there are other problems,
         please take the initiative and email Prof. Mark Huckvale (m.huckvale@ucl.ac.uk) right away!

(6) Book sharing: The Chinese Typewriter: A History    by Thomas S. Mullaney
     Early English typewriter (1930s)     Old typewriters
     Arabic electric typewriter                 Thai typewriter
     Hebrew typewriter                           Chinese typewriter
    
(7) Breaktime music: Leonard Cohen:   Waiting for the Miracle      video with lyrics     lyrics   


Website for A Course in Phonetics


Week 8: 4/16, 4/18

4/16:
(1)  Hand in and upload class notes and notes on:
      (new students; old students review:)
      CET 7 (#75) Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停!
      in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14.
      also the following two articles assigned last semster:
      English Island 6 (June 2016): 中文變好,英文也跟著好了,
      English Island 7 (July 2016): 看不見的文法, and (because it came up in class):
      English Island 18 (June 2017): 會唱這兩首歌,就學會假設語氣.

      For Monday 4/23: New students: CET 8 (#76) "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸?
      in No. 76, March/April 2013, p. 12-14.
      Everybody: English Island 9 (September 2016): 哪國語言外來語最多?

(2) Finish Course, ch. 6.

(3) Go over written and oral exercises for ch. 6.

(4) Test on chapter 6 on Monday, April 23.

(5) Start Course, ch. 7: Consonantal Gestures.

(6) Breaktime music: Christina Perri:        Human     Live at British Grove Studios
                                Video with lyrics     lyrics

4/18:
(1) Hand in summaries of V&C ch 14; summarize ch 4 for 4/23.

(2) Finish exercises for ch. 6.

(3) Course, ch. 7: Consonantal Gestures.

(4) Book sharing: 王力:古代漢語常識. 北京:北京出版社. 2016.

(5) Breaktime music: Christina Perri:        Human     Live at British Grove Studios
                                 Video with lyrics     lyrics


Week 9: 4/23, 4/25
4/23:
(1) Hand in and upload class notes; also notes on (new students)
     CET 8 (#76) "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸?, and (everybody)
     English Island 9 (September 2016): 哪國語言外來語最多?
     For Monday 4/30: CET 9 & 10 (#77 & #78) 鼻音/m/、/n/ 與 /?/ —— No problen?(上、下)
     in No. 77, May/June 2013, p. 12-14 and No. 78, July/August 2013, p. 12-14.
     English Island 10 (Octboer 2016)  你有沒有不小心 講出「限制級英文」?;
     old students may read a new English Island article of your choice if you like.

(2) Test on chapter 6; it will include a Pinyin quiz.
     The dictation will be postponed till Wednesday 4/25.

(3) Course, ch 7.

(4) Book sharing: 王力:古代漢語常識. 北京:北京出版社. 2016.

(5) Breaktime music: Goo Goo Dolls:    Iris     Video with lyrics      Lyrics
     New terms: iambic, trochaic, dactylic, anapectic; anacrusis
     About Poetry: English Prosody plus Selected Literary Terms

4/25:
(1) Hand in summary of V&C ch 4 with 2 questions;
     summarize and write 2 questions on V&C ch. 5 for Wednesday, 5/2.

(2) Dictation: Hindi: Initial breathy voiced stops.

(3) Correct test on ch 6; hand it in on Monday, April 30.

(4) Course ch 7.

(5) Breaktime music: Goo Goo Dolls:    Iris     Video with lyrics      Lyrics
     New terms: iambic, trochaic, dactylic, anapestic; anacrusis.
     Western pop music usually has a 4/4 time signature; this song has 6/8 rhythm,
     with the beats grouped in threes. For reference:
     About Poetry: English Prosody plus Selected Literary Terms

Website for A Course in Phonetics


Week 10: 4/30, 5/2

4/30:
(1) Submit and upload class notes, along with notes on
      CET 9 & 10 (#77 & #78) 鼻音/m/、/n/ 與 /?/ —— No problen?(上、下),
      English Island 10 (Octboer 2016) 你有沒有不小心 講出「限制級英文」? and
      optional other English Island article of your choice.
     
For next week: CET 11 (#79) 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ/、// 和 /e/
      in No. 79, September/October 2013, p. 12-14, and
      English Island 8 (August 2016) 誰講話最快?
      Article mentioned in class in response to question regarding bilingual
      kindergartens and phonics vs. KK:
      English Island 22 (October 2017): 為什麼簡單的單字,發音卻不簡單?
     
      Also hand in your corrected test on ch 6.

(2)
Course, ch 7.

(3) Breaktime music: Coldplay    Fix You    Video with lyrics    Lyrics

5/02:
(1) Hand in summary of V&C ch. 5; summarize ch. 6 for next Wednesday, 5/9.

(2) Course, ch 7.

(3) Do the logarithms tutorial; introduction and link on web page:
     11. Getting ready to learn about decibels: a tutorial on logarithms


(4) Print out the exercises for ch 7 and complete them.
     Due Monday May 7.

(5) Book sharing: 漢字簡史:從文字誕生到印刷歷變  符馬活 著

(6) Breaktime music: Coldplay    Fix You    Video with lyrics    Lyrics


Website for A Course in Phonetics


Week 11: 5/07, 5/09
5/07:
(1) Submit and upload class notes, along with notes on
      CET 11 (#79) 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ/、// 和 /e/
      in No. 79, September/October 2013, p. 12-14, and
      English Island 8 (August 2016) 誰講話最快?

     
For next week: CET 12 (#80) 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1)
      in No. 80, November/December 2013, p. 12-14, and
      English Island 12 (December 2016) 到底是Yes還是No?
      Also, article mentioned in class last week in response to question regarding bilingual
      kindergartens and phonics vs. KK, if you haven't already read it:
      English Island 22 (October 2017): 為什麼簡單的單字,發音卻不簡單?
     
(2) Finish Course, ch 7.

(3) Have written exercises for ch. 7 ready; we'll probably go over them on Wednesday 5/9.

(4) Book sharing: Be Like the Fox by Erica Benner.

(5) Breaktime music: Phil Collins     Another Day in Paradise      video with lyrics      lyrics

5/09:
(1) Hand in summary of V&C ch. 6; summarize ch. 7 for next Wednesday, 5/16.

(2) Finish Course, ch 7 if not finished on 5/7.

(3) Mark exercises for ch 7.

(4) Make sure you've done the logarithms tutorial; introduction and link on web page:
     11. Getting ready to learn about decibels: a tutorial on logarithms


(5) Breaktime music:
Phil Collins     Another Day in Paradise      video with lyrics      lyrics



Website for A Course in Phonetics


Week 12: 5/14; 5/16
5/14:

(1) Submit and upload class notes, along with notes on
CET 12 (#80) 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1)
in No. 80, November/December 2013, p. 12-14, and
English Island 12 (December 2016) 到底是Yes還是No?
Also, article mentioned in class last week in response to question regarding bilingual
kindergartens and phonics vs. KK, if you hadn't read and submitted notes on it apreviously:
English Island 22 (October 2017): 為什麼簡單的單字,發音卻不簡單?

For next week: CET 13 (#81) 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2)
in No. 81, January/February 2014, p. 12-14, and
CET 14 (#82) 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3)
in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14; plus
English Island 13 (January 2017): 你是中文腦還是英文腦?

(2) Finish marking exercises for ch 7. Test on ch 7 with Pinyin quiz on Wednesday 5/16.

(3) Course, ch 8.

(4) Breaktime music: Rise Against      Hero of War       video with lyrics       lyrics

5/16:
(1) Hand in summary of V&C ch. 7; summarize ch. 8 for next Wednesday, 5/23.

(2) Test on ch 7 with Pinyin quiz.

(3) Course, ch 8.

(4) Webpage: Phonetics II, 8. Fundamental frequency and harmonics

(5) Transcribing Mandarin in IPA: please print out and bring to class on Wednesday 5/23.

(6) Ruben Tsui's handout on palatal nasals in Hakka, with comparisons to Cantonese.
     Hakka audio dictionary
     Cantonese audio dictionary

(7) Breaktime music: Rise Against      Hero of War       video with lyrics       lyrics


Week 13: 5/21; 5/23
5/21:

(1) Submit and upload class notes, along with notes on
CET 13 (#81) 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2)
in No. 81, January/February 2014, p. 12-14, and
CET 14 (#82) 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3)
in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14; plus
English Island 13 (January 2017): 你是中文腦還是英文腦?

For next week: CET 15 (#83) 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4)
in No. 83, May/June 2014, p. 12-14; plus
English Island 14 (February 2017): 希望、祝福、許願 英文怎麼說?
and English Island 15 (March 2017) "Goody Two Shoes" 太乖的人生有點無聊.

(2) You'll receive your marked test on ch 7 back; correct all the places
where you had points taken off and submit on Wednesday, May 23.

(3) Sharing from CET Pronunciation Workshop 2018.

(4) Bottle resonance demonstration.

(5) Course, ch 8.

(6) Breaktime music: Aerosmith     Dream On       video with lyrics       lyrics

5/23:
(1) Hand in summary of V&C ch. 8; summarize ch. 9 for next Wednesday, 5/30.

(2) Guitar overtones demonstration.

(3) Course, ch 8.

(4) Go over Transcribing Mandarin in IPA handout.

(5) Breaktime music: Aerosmith     Dream On       video with lyrics       lyrics


Website for A Course in Phonetics



Week 14: 5/28; 5/30
5/28:

(1) Submit and upload class notes, along with notes on
     CET 15 (#83) 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4)
     in No. 83, May/June 2014, p. 12-14; plus
     English Island 14 (February 2017): 希望、祝福、許願 英文怎麼說?
     and English Island 15 (March 2017) "Goody Two Shoes" 太乖的人生有點無聊.

    For next week:
    CET 16 (#84) and CET 17 (#85) Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字(上
    in No. 84, July/August 2014, p. 12-14 and
    No. 85, September/October 2014, p. 16-18; also
    English Island 16 (April 2017): Echo Method: 用「回音記憶」打造nativelike的語感.

(2) Repeat from first semester:
     Demonstration of overtones of voiced sounds as compared to whistling,
     which has only a fundamental frequency.

     Reliable Software: Frequency Analyzer:
     http://www.relisoft.com/freeware/freq.html

(3) Have fun with the Pink Trombone: https://dood.al/pinktrombone/

(4) Web page: 10. Vowels and Formants II (with duck call demonstration)

(5) Course, ch 8.

(6) Breaktime music: Brendan Benson    Lesson Learned (mp3)    lyrics  

5/30
(1) Hand in summary of V&C ch. 9; summarize ch. 10 for next Wednesday, 6/6.

(2) Transcribing Mandarin into IPA. Transcribe the following
      paragraph from the news into Hanyu Pinyin and IPA:
     

     氣溫持續飆升,不僅熱得民眾哇哇大叫,動物園裡的動物也被曬得頭昏腦漲懶洋洋,
     甚至還有身體不舒服的狀況,毒辣的太陽高掛天空,動物們都往樹蔭下躲,讓前來的
     遊客直呼「到哪兒去了!」
     For 6/4 you need only transcribe this part into PINYIN and IPA:
    
氣溫持續飆升,不僅熱得民眾哇哇大叫
     Remember to include a "tone letter" after each syllable.
     Here is a hand-written transcription of a different passage from previous years for reference.
     (Watch out for some minor errors.)


(3) Course, ch 8.

(4) Sympathetic vibration demonstration with an Appalachian dulcimer.

(5) Have fun synthesizing your own voice with Lyrebird.
     Thanks to Tony Hsueh 薛靖寰 for sharing this great find with us!
     (Do keep privacy concerns in mind.)
     https://lyrebird.ai/
     Here's an introduction to Lyrebird in Chinese - thanks to Robert Lin:
     用AI合成出你的虛擬聲音! LYREBIRD網站實測! | 啾啾鞋
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o33A6ZIXLM&t=91s

(6) Breaktime music: Brendan Benson    Lesson Learned (mp3)    lyrics  


Website for A Course in Phonetics 


Week 15: 6/04; 6/06
(1) Submit and upload class notes, along with notes on
     CET 16 (#84) and CET 17 (#85) Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字(上
     in No. 84, July/August 2014, p. 12-14 and
     No. 85, September/October 2014, p. 16-18; also
     English Island 16 (April 2017): Echo Method: 用「回音記憶」打造nativelike的語感.

     For next week:
     CET 18 (#86) 次重音:次要的重音還是很重要! in No. 86, November/December 2014, p. 12-14; also
     English Island 19 (July 2017): 小心你的台式英文腔, and:
    
English Island 20 (August 2017): 語言交換必看小撇步.

(2) Check Pinyin and IPA transcriptions of:
     氣溫持續飆升,不僅熱得民眾哇哇大叫.
     Finish transcribing the rest of the above paragraph into Pinyin and IPA.
     Write out your assigned transcription on the whiteboard before class on 6/06
     and we'll go over it in class.


(3) Print out this blank formant chart.
      Plot the center frequencies of the eight US English vowels in figure 8.4 on page 194,
      and the eight Standard British English vowels in figure 8.5 on page 195 of the Course.
      Using different colors, connect the dots with lines, as in figure 8.18 on page 213.
      Hand in on Wednesday 6/06.

(4) Course, ch 8.

(5) Book sharing.


(6) Breaktime music: Bruce Springsteen:    Adam Raised a Cain       video with lyrics      lyrics   
     Springsteen had a very difficult and complicated relationship with his father.
     Quote from Bruce Springsteen: "I believe behind every artist [he] has someone that told him
     that he wasn't worth dirt, and someone that told him they were the second coming of baby Jesus,
     and they believed them both," he told Anthony Mason. "That is the fuel that starts the fire."


6/06
(1) Hand in summary of V&C ch. 10; summarize ch. 15 for next Wednesday, 6/13.

(2) Watch and include notes on these videos (especially on the parts that surprised or impressed you most)
      on 1. how Nuance created "Siri":
      Inside Nuance: the art and science of how Siri speaks
      You can turn on the subtitles ("cc") for help if needed or desired, though they're not always accurate.
      How did Nuance incorporate the "continuation rise" into Siri's voice?

      And 2. this video on how Siri understands us:
      This Is The Algorithm That Lets Siri Understand Your Questions | Mach | NBC News

(3) Course, ch 8. Spectrogram reading.

(4)
Segment and add IPA symbols to the spectrogram in figure 8.13 for Monday 6/11.

(5) Breaktime music: Bruce Springsteen:    Adam Raised a Cain       video with lyrics      lyrics 


Website for A Course in Phonetics 


Week 16: 6/11 and 6/13
6/11
(1) Submit and upload class notes, along with notes on
     CET 18 (#86) 次重音:次要的重音還是很重要! in No. 86, November/December 2014, p. 12-14; also
     English Island 19 (July 2017): 小心你的台式英文腔, and:
    
English Island 20 (August 2017): 語言交換必看小撇步,
     plus notes on 2 Siri videos.
    
Also hand in plotted formant charts if you didn't last Wednesday.

     For next week (no class on Monday, June 18):

     CET 22 (90) 單數?複數?可數? 不可數? a, one, the?讓英文名詞再也難不倒你!(上) and
    
and CET 23 (91) 單數?複數?可數? 不可數? a, one, the?讓英文名詞再也難不倒你(下)!
     in No. 90, July/August 2015 and 
No. 91, September/October 2015; plus:
     English Island 30 (June 2018): 「抓到了!母語人士動詞時態不一致!」(我也可以不用管動詞 時態嗎?)


(2) Chapter 8: Spectrogram reading.

(3) Try to decipher this spectrogram; there are two versions on this page for reference;
      here is a third version of the same sentence, recorded by Karen Chung.

(4) Final evaluation and Summary of Class Notes (submit as two separate pdf files)
      for Phonetics II are due June 18:

      I. End-of-semester evaluation:
      Part 1: evaluate the class, teacher, homework assignments,
what was most and least useful, things that could be improved, and how
— everything about the class this semester.
      Part 2: Evaluate yourself: Attendance and punctuality, homework submission,

how prepared for class you were, how much you learned from the class,
how much effort you put into this class.
      Part 3: How do you plan to continue improving your English and learning more about linguistics?

      II. Organized summary of your class notes:
      Go through all your old notes, and organize them into a summary of main points,
including notes on the CET articles and Vowels & Consonants. You do not have to include every single detail
from your notes; try rather to combine notes that are about the same thing and to generalize.


      Format and submission instructions: Convert your files to pdf format
before emailing both files to Prof. Chung at: feathermountain@gmail.com no later than June 18, 2018.


(5)
Book sharing: Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World, by Suzy Hansen.

(6)
Breaktime music: Daniel Powter      Bad Day     video with lyrics      lyrics

6/13
(1) Hand in summary of V&C ch 15; summarize ch. 16 for next Wednesday, 6/13 to finish the entire book.

(2) Chapter 8: Spectrogram reading; finish Course ch 8.

(3)
Try to decipher the spectrogram under A. in the ch 8 exercises.

(4) Also do these ch 8 exercises:
A, together with G and H; B, C, E, F.

(5) Bring a scientific calculator to class next Wednesday 6/20 for the decibels tutorial.
     A mobile phone app is fine.

(6) Breaktime music: Daniel Powter      Bad Day     video with lyrics      lyrics


Website for A Course in Phonetics 


Week 17: 6/18 (holiday; no class) and 6/20
6/20

(1) Hand in class notes and notes on:
     CET 22 (90) 單數?複數?可數? 不可數? a, one, the?讓英文名詞再也難不倒你!(上) and
    
and CET 23 (91) 單數?複數?可數? 不可數? a, one, the?讓英文名詞再也難不倒你(下)!
     in No. 90, July/August 2015 and 
No. 91, September/October 2015; plus:
     English Island 30 (June 2018): 「抓到了!母語人士動詞時態不一致!」(我也可以不用管動詞 時態嗎?)


(2) Discuss and hand in summary of V&C ch 16. We've finished Vowels & Consonants!

(3) Tutorial: 12. Understanding Decibels.
      The material in this tutorial is relatively dense and technical, and won't be
      included in the final exam. But there is a lot of interesting and useful information in it!

(4) Make sure all missing homework is handed in and uploaded to Google Drive.
      All work, including your final summary and evaluation,
      must be submitted before you will receive a semester grade.

(5) Breaktime music: It Goes On      from 12 Strong    by Zac Brown & Sir Rosevelt       lyrics
      Note how "edge" sounds like "age"! Thanks to Jim Chen 陳奕均.



Week 18: 6/25 and 6/27 (finals week) 
(1) Read paragraph missing from ch 8 in newer editions of the Course.

(2) Optional webpage: 13. The Case of the Missing Fundamental.

(3) Go over the ch 8 exercises: A, together with G and H; B, C, E, F.

(4) We'll cover some of the main points of chapters 9 and 10 in a very cursory way.

6/27
(1) Make sure all work is submitted on Google Drive.

(2) Materials on Southern Min dialect will be passed out.

(3) Grand Finale: Special Guest Victor Thibout Demonstrates Khoomei and Undertone Singing
http://ocw.aca.ntu.edu.tw/ntu-ocw/index.php/ocw/cou/101S213/34

(4) On your own:
     Web page: 19. Vowels and Formants III: Formants for fun and profit (with samples of exotic music)


(5) Final exam.


Website for A Course in Phonetics 



Week 11: 5/1, 5/3

(7) Book sharing: 白 話史記 (1-3) 聯經出版 1985 1769pp

(8) Breaktime music: A very singable song that's great for practice of conditionals using "would":
     The way I Am   by Ingrid Michaelson     with lyrics     lyrics    

5/3:
(1) Hand in summary of V&C ch. 6; summarize ch. 7 for next Wednesday, 5/10.

(2) Test on Course, ch. 7, with dictation.

(3) Transcribing Mandarin in IPA:
     Transcribe the first paragraph of this piece into IPA symbols:
     http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/phonetics/PinyinpracticeF2010.pdf
     Use Jimmy's table of IPA symbols for Mandarin; remember to add a "tone letter"
     after each syllable.


(4) Begin Course, ch. 8.

(5) Breaktime music: A very singable song that's great for practice of conditionals using "would":
     The way I Am   by Ingrid Michaelson     with lyrics     lyrics    


Week 12: 5/8, 5/10
5/8:

(1) Submit and upload class notes, including notes on the new English Island article:
     
CET 11 (#79) 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ/、// 和 /e/  
     and 你有沒有不小心 講出「限制級英文」?

     
For next week: CET 12 (#80) 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1)
     and CET 13 (#81) 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2) ;
     also review two English Island articles that we read last semester:
     到底是Yes還是No? and 看「中文字幕」會影響英文聽力嗎?

     Please share your feedback and any questions in class.

     Index of English Island articles.

(2) Test on Course ch. 7.

(3) Transcribing Mandarin in IPA:
     Transcribe the first paragraph of this piece into IPA symbols:
     http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/phonetics/PinyinpracticeF2010.pdf
     Use Jimmy's table of IPA symbols for Mandarin; remember to add a "tone letter"
     after each syllable.

     Due Wednesday 5/10.

(4) Victor Borge: Audible punctuation marks:
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf_TDuhk3No

(5) Finish Web page: 8. Fundamental frequency and harmonics: postponed till 5/10.

(6) Guitar demonstration of modes of vibration of a string,
     using guitar, tape measure, electronic tuner, calculator: postponed till 5/10.

(7) For reference: the speed of sound is 340.29 meters per second;
     Wikipedia gives 343.2 m/s; in many calculations it is rounded up to 350 meters per second.

(8) Course, ch. 8.

(9)
Breaktime music: Another great song for practicing "would" conditionals;
    watch the video carefully when you have time!
    If I Were a Boy    by Beyoncé     with lyrics     lyrics

5/10:
(1) Hand in summary of V&C ch. 7; summarize ch. 8 for next Wednesday, 5/17.

(2) Finish Web page: 8. Fundamental frequency and harmonics.

(3) Guitar demonstration of modes of vibration of a string,
     using guitar, tape measure, electronic tuner, calculator.

(4) For reference: the speed of sound is 340.29 meters per second;
     Wikipedia gives 343.2 m/s; in many calculations it is rounded up to 350 meters per second.


(5) Course, ch. 8.

(6) Read web page: 16. White noise, pink noise...orange noise???

(7) Breaktime music: Another great song for practicing "would" conditionals:
     If I Were a Boy   by Beyoncé     with lyrics     lyrics



Week 13: 5/15, 5/17
5/15:

(1) Submit and upload class notes, including notes on the new English Island article:
     
CET 12 (#80) 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1)
     and CET 13 (#81) 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2) ;
     also 到底是Yes還是No? and 看「中文字幕」會影響英文聽力嗎?

     
For next week: CET 14 (#82) 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3) ;
     and this new English Island article: 你是中文腦還是英文腦?
     Please share your feedback and any questions in class.


(2) Go over Mandarin IPA transcriptions.

(3) Web page: 10. Vowels and Formants II (with duck call demonstration)

(4)
Course, ch. 8.


(5) Breaktime music: I Will     by Paul McCartney     lyrics

5/17:
(1) Hand in summary of V&C ch. 8; summarize ch. 9 for next Wednesday, 5/24.

(2) 9. Vowels and Formants I: Resonance (with soda bottle demonstration)
     demonstration of guitar string resonance.

(3) Course, ch. 8

(4) Breaktime music: I Will     by Paul McCartney     lyrics


Week 14: 5/22, 5/24
5/22:

(1) Monday 5/29 is a holiday; we'll have a make-up class on Saturday June 3.

(2) Submit and upload class notes and notes on
     CET 14 (#82) 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3)
     and English Island 你是中文腦還是英文腦?.

     For next week: CET 15 (#83) 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4)
     and English Island 希望、祝福、許願 英文怎麼說?

(3) Course, ch. 8: Spectrogram reading.

(4) One Small Step Can Change Your Life: with Kaizen

(5) Breaktime music: At Seventeen (1976)    by Janis Ian     lyrics

5/24:
(1) Hand in summary of V&C ch. 9 with 2 questions;
      summarize V&C ch. 10 and write 2 questions for Wednesday, 5/31.

(2) Web page: 13. The Case of the Missing Fundamental

(3) Demonstration of beats on 2-tone bird whistle, of difference frequency on 3-note horn.

(4) Bring scientific calculator (a cell phone/tablet app is fine) to class
     on Wednesday 5/31 for Decibels tutorial.

(5) Plot F1 and F2 of vowels for General American English and standard Southern British English. Due 5/31

(6) Remember that 5/29 will be a holiday (no class), so you will hand in
      both your class notes with article notes and notes on
      Vowels and Consonants ch. 10 on Wednesday 5/31.

(7) Breaktime music: At Seventeen (1976)    by Janis Ian     lyrics


Week 15: 5/29 (holiday; no class), 5/31, 6/3
5/29
:
Holiday; no class; make-up class on Saturday June 3.

5/31: Note that make-up class will be held on Saturday June 3
(1) Submit and upload class notes and notes on
     CET 15 (#83) 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4)
     and English Island 希望、祝福、許願 英文怎麼說?
     For next week: CET 16 (#84) and CET 17: Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字(上、下)
     and English Island "Goody Two Shoes" 太乖的人生有點無聊

(2) Submit summary on V&C ch.10 with 2 questions;
      summarize V&C ch. 15 and write 2 questions for next week, 6/7.

(3) Course, ch. 8: Spectrogram reading. Segment and try to decipher two spectrograms.

(4) Karen Chung's version of the spectrogram on page 209.

(5) 12. Decibels tutorial. will be postponed to 6/3, when everyone is present.
      Have scientific calculator or app ready.


(6) Final evaluation and Summary of Class Notes (submit as two separate pdf files)
      for Phonetics II are due June 15:

      I. End-of-semester evaluation:
      Part 1: evaluate the class, teacher, homework assignments,
what was most and least useful, things that could be improved, and how
— everything about the class this semester.
      Part 2: Evaluate yourself: Attendance and punctuality, homework submission,

how prepared for class you were, how much you learned from the class,
how much effort you put into this class.
      Part 3: How do you plan to continue improving your English and learning more about linguistics?

      II. Organized summary of your class notes:
      Go through all your old notes, and organize them into a summary of main points,
including notes on the CET articles and Vowels & Consonants. You do not have to include every single detail
from your notes; try rather to combine notes that are about the same thing and to generalize.


      Format and submission instructions: Convert your files to pdf format
before emailing both files to Prof. Chung at: feathermountain@gmail.com no later than June 15, 2016.


(7) Breaktime music: Logical Song (1979)    by Roger Hodgson of Supertramp     lyrics

6/3: Make-up class
Make-up class for holiday on May 29.

(1) 12. Decibels tutorial. Have scientific calculator or app ready.

(2) Course, ch. 8.

(3) Breaktime music: Logical Song (1979)    by Roger Hodgson of Supertramp     lyrics


Week 16: 6/5, 6/7
6/5:

(1) Submit and upload class notes, including notes on
     CET 16 (#84) and CET 17: Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字(上、下)
     and English Island "Goody Two Shoes" 太乖的人生有點無聊
     For next week: CET 18 (#86) 次重音:次要的重音還是很重要!
     and English Island Echo Method: 用「回音記憶」打造nativelike的語感

(2) Course, ch. 8.

(3) Breaktime music: It's a Damn Cold Night     by Avril Lavigne    lyrics

6/7:
(1) Submit summary of V&C ch. 15;
     for next Wednesday 6/15, summarize last chapter of V&C, ch. 16.


(2) Course, ch. 8.

(3) Final evaluation and Summary of Class Notes (submit as two separate pdf files)
      for Phonetics II are due June 15
.

(4) Breaktime music: It's a Damn Cold Night     by Avril Lavigne    lyrics


Week 17: 6/12, 6/14
6/12:
(1) Hand in and upload class notes, including notes on
     CET 18 (#86) 次重音:次要的重音還是很重要!
     and English Island Echo Method: 用「回音記憶」打造nativelike的語感

     Last English Island articles: 從100分倒扣的競爭式社交 and: 會唱這兩首歌,就學會假設語氣; also:
     A Global Approach to Teaching Phrasal Verbs, by Rita Baker.


(2) Reminder: Summary of notes and final evaluation due June 15.

(3) Read this Web page and watch the videos on your own: 17. Hearing with your eyes: The McGurk Effect

(4) Go over last spectrogram in Chapter 8; finish chapter.

(5) Quick hop through Chapter 9.

(6) Breaktime music: Outlaws of Love    by Adam Lambert     lyics    (suggested by Betty Tsai 蔡昕芫)
      (alternate choice: Breaktime music: Everybody Hurts (1994)    by R.E.M.     lyrics)

    Index of English Island articles.

6/14:
(1) Hand in summaries of V&C ch. 16. We've finished Vowels and Consonants!

(2) Finish Course ch 9; go over highlights of ch 10.

(3) Breaktime music: Outlaws of Love    by Adam Lambert     lyrics    (suggested by Betty Tsai 蔡昕芫)
     (alternate choice: Breaktime music: Everybody Hurts (1994)    by R.E.M.     lyrics)


Week 18 (Finals week): 6/19, 6/21 (Final exam)
6/19:
(1) Discuss English Island articles: 從100分倒扣的競爭式社交 and: 會唱這兩首歌,就學會假設語氣; also:
     A Global Approach to Teaching Phrasal Verbs, by Rita Baker.


(2) Make sure you've submitted your summary of notes and final evaluation,
     and make sure all your class work has been uploaded to Google Drive!


(3) Quick jaunt through Course chapter 10.

(4) Materials on Southern Min dialect will be passed out.

(5) On your own: Watch this talk by Victor Thibout from the June 19, 2013 NTU OCW class:

Grand Finale: Special Guest Victor Thibout Demonstrates Khoomei and Undertone Singing
http://ocw.aca.ntu.edu.tw/ntu-ocw/index.php/ocw/cou/101S213/34

(6) Also on your own:
     Web page: 19. Vowels and Formants III: Formants for fun and profit (with samples of exotic music)

(7) Breaktime music: Anything But Ordinary  by Avril Lavigne     lyrics  (suggested by ELP student Ashley Lee 李琬妍)

6/21:

Final exam: 5:30-7:15pm in 外教 203.


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