1. Overview of:
Introduction to Phonetics with Pronunciation Practicum
, p. 1
Professor: Karen Steffen Chung 史嘉琳 karchung@ntu.edu.tw

THIS WEEK

Fall 2017
Mondays 1, 2 (8:10-10:00am)
Wednesdays 10, A (17:30-19:20 [5:30-7:30pm])
Classroom: 外教 203

Class size limit: 45 students   3 credits
Prerequisite: Two semesters of Introduction to Linguistics, or professor's permission

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Here is the provisional syllabus for this semester, based on the Fall 2012 syllabus.
Note that it is subject to change – in fact there will probably be quite a few changes
so we can spend more time on certain topics when needed.
Please report any errors or dead links you notice!

      This course is an introduction to theoretical and practical phonetics primarily for future teachers of English enrolled in the education program and for translation program students; secondarily for interested DFLL (foreign language) students; and finally, for other interested students who have taken or are currently taking Introduction to Linguistics, as space allows. If you are not in one of these categories, please see Ms. Chung to determine whether this class is suitable for you. This course is strongly recommended for anybody planning to do further study in linguistics.

       In the first semester, we will concentrate mainly on the phonetics of English; second semester we will talk about phonetic phenomena in other languages as well. The material we cover second semester will be relatively technical and advanced, so students interested only in teaching English or improving their pronunciation may choose to take only first semester.


NOTE: The Fall 2012 Introduction to Phonetics class was video-recorded and is available to the general public via NTU's Open Course Ware (OCW) site at http://ocw.aca.ntu.edu.tw/ntu-ocw/ The class is not exactly the same from year to year, but students are encouraged to view the videos from Fall 2012 to help review and reinforce the material covered in class.

     The textbooks we will be using:

     Ladefoged, Peter & Keith Johnson. 2011. A Course in Phonetics. 6th ed. International Student Edition. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. 322pp. Paper; includes CD-ROM. Available at Crane's 文鶴 (金山南路二段200號 8樓; 一樓是星展銀行); you can also purchase it at Bookman Books. Say you're a student in Ms. Chung's Introduction to Phonetics class at NTU when you buy it at Crane's to get a 15% discount. Make sure you get the 6th edition. Website for 5th edition. Professor Ladefoged passed away in 2006; this edition has been revised by Prof. Keith Johnson of UC Berkeley. (Note that Amazon sells the US edition of this book for $185.21, marked down from the list price of US$212.95!)

     Second semester we will also be using: Ladefoged, Peter. 2005. Vowels and Consonants: An Introduction to the Sounds of Languages. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell. 206pp. Paper. Includes CD-ROM. Crane's; ask for class discount. Make sure you get the 2nd edition. Companion website.

     Judging from previous years, we can expect to finish the first five chapters of Ladefoged's Course first semester, that is, Part I: Introductory Concepts, to page 54, and Part II: English Phonetics, to page 134. We will read the textbook aloud in class, each person taking one paragraph or so, with the instructor explaining and clarifying the content as we go along (though the instructor may herself sometimes read and summarize parts of the text to save time and keep up with our proposed syllabus). We will also use this as an opportunity to correct each student's pronunciation problems, and you will keep a pronunciation journal of corrections you and others receive. This will help you become aware of which areas you need to work on in your own pronunciation. You are to copy your class notes and corrections into the Excel file that you can download from the Phonetics F15 folder on Google Drive. You will need a gmail address and invitation to access this. Once it is done, it will be easy the rest of the year. You will edit your files every week, and submit them online on Monday and also submit the paper version.

    General American (GA) will be our standard for this class, but we will make frequent reference to Standard Southern British (SSB) English, sometimes called "RP" ('received pronunciation'; also called 'BBC English' – which by the way is now changing quite rapidly!) and other dialects of English.

     You will be assigned various written exercises, some from the text, some in the form of online handouts. There will usually be at least one chapter test on each chapter of Ladefoged, to help consolidate the material we cover. And there will be a final exam at the end of each semester. There will also be frequent dictations to help train your ears and sharpen your sensitivity to the sounds of language.

     Some of your learning will be done on computer, both on- and offline. This will include, among other things, downloading and using tools such as Praat phonetics analysis software; completing online tutorials; and searching for sites related to a particular topic of interest. All students are required to join the class Facebook group NTU Phonetics. NTU Phonetics on Facebook will give you opportunity to interact outside of class with each other, with phonetics oldtimersmany former phonetics students and others are already on the list, including some high-profile phoneticians – and with the professor. Click on the link above to join if you haven't already. Please also join Karen on Ivy League Analytic English – this is a good place to ask general English language questions.

     Notes: 1. You will have an assigned seat to facilitate easier and fairer turn-taking.
                2. ALWAYS use your NTU email account for class-related correspondence unless otherwise instructed.
                3. Always TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE while in class.
                4. ABSOLUTELY NO EATING IN THE CLASSROOM! ALSO, NO DRINKS ALLOWED OTHER
                    THAN PLAIN WATER OR UNSWEETENED TEA! You may eat and drink in the hallways.
                5. Use correct format in all your written work:

     Include your name in English and Chinese,
     your student number, and the date, flush left (left justified),
     in the upper right-hand corner of all your work.
     Use Times New Roman 12 pt for text, 新細明體 12 pt. for Chinese,
     and Lucida Sans Unicode 10.5 pt for IPA symbols. Sample:

     Iris Lin 林玉梅
     B01102000
     Introduction to Phonetics
     September 11-13, 2017
 Week One

    See this sample, and read Melissa Hsiung's article
, 英文 E-mail 潛規則:老師怎麼不早點教我?!
    also available by free subscription here, for correct email format.

    There will be 31 class meetings this semester:

    September 2017: 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, 30 (extra make-up class)
    October: 2, (4, 9 and 10 are holidays), 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
    November: 1, 6, 8, 13, (15 is a holiday), 20, 22, 27, 29
    December: 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
    January 2018: (1 is a holiday), 3

Week 1: 9/11, 9/13

9/11:

(1) Enrollment and other class business;

make sure you have a textbook, by 9/13 at the latest!

Also a fresh notebook for class notes and your pronunciation journal;
loose-leaf paper for transcriptions and dictations:
a pen with blue ink and one with red ink for quiz marking and corrections;
correction tape
and a mini-stapler are also useful;
a pencil and eraser if you plan to write in your textbook; a small ruler is useful for underlining in the text;
a pocket folder or plastic pocket to hold your papers from class - SAVE them all!
You will also need a computer with Internet access, attached to a working printer with enough ink or toner, and a reasonably good-quality headset with microphone for listening and recording. If you don't have these,
you can use the ones in the computer center, but it is really much more convenient to have your own.

(2) Overview of the course:
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/phon1intro1F17.htm

http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page2.htm

Website for A Course in Phonetics

(3) Introduction to the areas of linguistics and phonetics; see:
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%204.htm

(4) Homework: Record "before" versions of passages in English, Mandarin, and other dialects/languages with Audacity software:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
save as an MP3 file (you will need to download a special LAME file in order to convert your file to MP3 format; instructions here). Listen to your recording, then write about a page of comments on the recording;
e-mail the MP3 file together with the Word docx file to: feathermountain@gmail.com; due 9/25/17.
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page3f.htm

(5) CET articles on pronunciation learning: read CET 1 and 2 (#69 and #70)

(6) Warm-up song: Nat King Cole: Kemo Kimo

9/13:
(1) Enrollment.

(2) SLANT:
     Sit up straight.
     Listen.
     Ask and answer questions.
     Nod your head. (or: shake your head; or: wrinkle your brow)
     Track the teacher.

(3) Video: The Fantastic Voyage: A Journey into the Human Voice

(4) Parts of the vocal tract

(5) Start learning Hanyu Pinyin with: 漢語拼音八講   local copy
Eight Lessons in Hanyu Pinyin
(watch out for two or so errors in the exercises)
http://www.svcs-us.org/docs/academics/2012-2013/HanYuPinYin.pdf

(6)
Warm-up song: Nat King Cole: Kemo Kimo


Week 2: 9/18, 9/20

9/18:
(1)  Email format: Plain text; no html! Indent paragraphs 5 spaces.
      No Chinese punctuation; leave a space (before and after) parentheses. "Prof." (NOT: Pro. or Pros.!)
      Please put "phon" in the subject line of all class-related emails.

(2) Print out and bring to every class: IPA symbols handout.
      There will be a short dictation on Wednesday 9/20.

(3) Discuss, hand in class notes and notes on CET 1 and 2 (#69 and #70);
     read and take notes on: CET 3 (issue 71): /i/ 和 /ɪ/ 的辨別 for next Wednesday;
     upload to Google Drive by Sunday evening, hand in paper copy on 9/25.

     Be ready to mention some of the main points in class!

(4) Do daily 10-minutes-a-day Echo Practice;
      keep a record of your practice times in Excel file on Google Drive;
      look for and copy the Excel file named "pronplan.xls".
      
One Small Step Can Change Your Life: with Kaizen

(5) Review the parts of the vocal tract

(6) Don't forget to download and work through the Pinyin tutorial!
     We'll have a quiz on it soon.

(7) Start reading textbook: Ladefoged/Johnson: A Course in Phonetics (hereafter, "Course"), ch. 1

(8) Homework:
     Make 12 freehand outline drawings (6 per side of
     an A4 sheet of paper) of the mid-sagittal view of the head with
     articulatory organs using the figure on p. 27 as a model.
     Due Wednesday 9/20.

(9) Breaktime music: It's My Life by Bon Jovi     unplugged version    lyrics
     Referred to in the lyrics: My Way by Frank Sinatra   live in concert   lyrics
     "Tommy and Gina" are featured in the Bon Jovi song Livin' on a Prayer    live   lyrics


9/20:

(1) Class list and assigned seating.

(2) Hand in 12 mid-sagittal outline drawings of the head.

(3) Dictation 1. Go over IPA symbols handout.

(4) Read Course, ch 1.

(5) Remember to do the Pinyin Tutorial.
     For students from outside Taiwan:
     Two resources for learning the Mandarin Phonetic Symbols, aka bopomofo;
     thanks to 于佳杏 Yu Jiaxing.

(a) Zhuyin-Pinyin Comparison chart:
http://www.dujing.org/ClCms/Article/ShowInfo.asp?InfoID=927

(b) YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iYavPivro4

(6) Webpages: Some of this material will be covered in class;
      please go through all of the material yourself at home:
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%205.htm
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%206.htm
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%207.htm


US Dialect survey
http://www4.uwm.edu/FLL/linguistics/dialect/maps.html

Fun Word Games
http://wordrobe.housing.rug.nl/Wordrobe/public/HomePage.aspx

(7) Mark Zuckerberg's speech in Chinese at Tsinghua University Beijing, Oct. 25, 1015.

(8) Breaktime music: It's My Life by Bon Jovi     unplugged version    lyrics
     Referred to in the lyrics: My Way by Frank Sinatra   live in concert   lyrics
     "Tommy and Gina" are featured in the Bon Jovi song Livin' on a Prayer    live   lyrics

(9) Book sharing: The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics
      by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith


Week 3: 9/25, 9/27

9/25:
(1) Please put "phon" in the subject line of all class-related emails.
     Remember to send your emails in plain text unless you really
     need formatting. Also avoid sending attachments unless really necessary.

(2) Make sure you've submitted your "before" recording, with your comments
     on the recording, to feathermountain@gmail.com.

(3) Discuss  CET 3 (issue 71): /i/ 和 /ɪ/ 的辨別.
   
 Hand in class notes and notes on the CET article.

     Read and take notes on: CET 4 (#72:)「重音」真的很重要!
     for Saturday October 2
;
     make sure your notes are uploaded to Google Drive;
     let me know if there's still a problem.

(4) Course, ch. 1.
     Remember to take notes on all corrections given in class!

(5) Webpages - some of this material will be covered in class;
     please go through all of the material yourself at home:
     http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro_page_7b.htm
     
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page8.htm

(6) Listen closely for the continuation rise in the English you hear spoken in the coming week.

(7) Breaktime music: Honesty   by   Billy Joel    Live in concert 2010      Lyrics

9/27:
(1) Dictation 2. Go over IPA symbols handout.

(2) Course, ch. 1.

(3) Breaktime music: Honesty   by   Billy Joel    Live in concert 2010      Lyrics

Week 4: 9/30, 10/02 (10/04 is a holiday; no class)

Saturday 9/30: EXTRA MAKE-UP CLASS.
(1) Upload class notes to Google Drive, including the main points of
     CET 4 (#72:)「重音」真的很重要! (issue #72)
     and hand in the hard copies in class.
     Read and take notes on CET 5 (#73) 英語教學死角:複合名詞重音
     (issue #73) for Monday, 10/2.

(2) Course, ch. 1.
      X-ray video of Ken Stevens saying "On top of his deck"
      More examples here.

(3) Book sharing: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike, by Phil Knight.

(4) Breaktime music: If Not Now   by Tracy Chapman     lyrics

10/02:
(1) Discussion on CET 5 (#73) 英語教學死角:複合名詞重音 (issue #73).
     For our next class on 10/11: Prepare and submit, on paper and to Google Drive,
     10/2 class notes together with notes on:
     CET 6 (#74): 抑揚頓挫:英語的語調和斷句 in No. 74, November/December 2012, p. 12-14.    

(2) Practice: compound noun stress exercise;
     print out, complete, and hand in on Wednesday 10/16.
     Here is a second exercise in compound noun stress for further practice.

(3) Dictation 3: /-it/ vs. /-id/; how to tell the difference between voiceless vs. voiced final stops.

(4) Course ch 1.

(5) Download, install, and have some fun with Praat.

(6) Book sharing: If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?:
     My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating, by Alan Alda.

(7) Breaktime music: If Not Now   by Tracy Chapman     lyrics

10/04: Holiday: no class.


Week 6: 10/09 (HOLIDAY: NO CLASS),10/11

10/9:

No class due to Double Tenth holiday.

10/11:
(1) Submit class notes along with notes on:
     CET 6 (#74) 抑揚頓挫:英語的語調和斷句 (issue #74)
     both paper notes and updated pdf file to Google Drive.
     For Monday, 10/16, read and take notes on:
     CET 7 (#75) Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停! in No. 75, January/February 2013, p. 12-14.
     Keep up your 10-minutes-a-day Echo practice.

(2) We'll go over the rest of the Practice exercises for phrase and compound noun stress.
     Finish the rest of the exercises in the
second exercise for Monday 11/16.

(3) Download, install, and have some fun with Praat if you haven't already.

(4)  Webpages: 11. Romanization I and 12. Romanization II
Read these carefully – the material may appear on a test:
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%2011.htm
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%2012.htm

For reference:
Basic Rules of Hanyu Pinyin Orthography   in Chinese

(1) Regarding Pinyin: Tone marking rules:
1. Add the tone mark to the main vowel 主要母音/元音,
    which is the vowel on the left for ai, ei, ao, ou.
2. Add the tone mark to the vowel on the right for all other diphthongs,
    i.e. ia, ie, ua, ue/üe
3. Add the tone mark to the vowel in the middle for the triphthongs iao, uai.
    In fact you only really need Rule 1 - the rest you can figure out through logic by yourself!

Also please note:
4. iou and uei are generally simplified to iu and ui in Pinyin,
    e.g. diu, niu, liu, qiu, jiu, xiu; and dui, tui, gui, kui, hui,
    except for when the i and u sounds are initials, i.e. you and wei.

Pinyin tone tool: Adds tone markings over correct vowels
to pinyin marked with tone numbers
http://toshuo.com/chinese-tools/pinyin-tone-tool/

Zhuyin to Pinyin converter tool (also has character to Zhuyin conversion)
:
http://www.chineseconverter.com/en/convert/zhuyin

(5) Course, ch 1.


(6) Breaktime music: Somewhere Only We Know   by Keane   video with lyrics    lyrics

(7) Please note: Class Notes (it's PLURAL); "vocabulary" is NON-COUNTABLE (no "-s"!); font: Times New Roman 12 pt. (not Arial!); print on both sides of the paper; suprasegmentals; leave a (space)
before and after parentheses but not inside!; dot your "i"s and "j"s (it's not a line!); final "-y" is transcribed as /i/!


Week 6: 10/16, 10/18

10/16:
(1) Hand in and upload to Google Drive class notes,
     together with notes on CET 7 (#75) Stop at stops! —— 遇到塞音請停!,
     and notes on:
     http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%2011.htm and
     http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%2012.htm

     Also: how will you use the correct pronunciations of "of" and "chocolate" in the future?
     Take notes on CET 8 (#76) "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸?in No. 76, March/April 2013, p. 12-14;
     include with notes
next Monday 10/23.

(2) We'll go over the rest of the exercises in the second compound noun stress exercise.

(3) Read and take notes on: Phonetics I p. 32: Schwa elision in English

(4) Course, ch. 1.

(5) Breaktime music: Eet   by Regina Spektor   lyrics

10/18:
(1) Quiz on compound noun and phrase stress.

(2) Webpages: a. Romanization III
Read this page and the pages below carefully - the material may appear on a test:
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%2013.htm

b. This page includes the follow two links to essays in Chinese on Romanization by Prof. Wen-chao Li of San Francisco State University.
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/Wenchao%20Romanization%20I.htm
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/Wenchao%20Romanization%20II.htm

(3) Course, ch. 1.

(4) Optional reference:
Paper on contractions in Mandarin:
"Contraction and Backgrounding in Taiwan Mandarin."
Concentric: Studies in Linguistics, Vol. 32, No. 1, January 2006.
by Karen Chung.

(5) Breaktime music: Eet   by Regina Spektor   lyrics
     What city sound does the "Eet" chorus remind you of?

Week 7:
10/23, 10/25

10/23:
(1) Hand in and upload to Google Drive class notes,
     together with notes on CET 8 (#76) "-s" 和 "-ed" 詞尾 怎麼唸?,
     and on page 13: Romanization III http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%2013.htm
     along with essays in Chinese on Romanization by Prof. Wen-chao Li:
     http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/Wenchao%20Romanization%20I.htm
     http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/Wenchao%20Romanization%20II.htm
     Take notes on CET 9 and 10 (#77 & 78:) 鼻音/m/、/n/ 與 /ŋ/ —— No problen? (上、下);
     include with notes next Monday 10/30.

(2) Course ch. 1.

(3) Useful resources:
     1. Besides the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary
     Dictionary.com also gives pronunciations in IPA (click on the "Spell" button),
     syllabification (click on "syllables"), how it rates on a "difficulty index", example
     sentences, and lots of other interesting information about each word entry.
     2.  Introduction to the IPA and text markup (ppt);

(4) Breaktime music: Stressed Out   by twenty one pilots    lyrics

10/25:
(1) We'll finish ch. 1 and begin ch. 2.
     We'll mark the ch. 1 exercises on Monday 10/30. You can SKIP question K;
     it's a bit advanced for our current level.
     Test on Chapter 1 on Wednesday 11/01, including dictation and compound stress marking.

     Please note: a. "feedback", "punctuation" and "vocabulary"
     are uncountable (no "-s"!); but there IS an "-s" in "Class Notes"!
                          b. Don't use "ever" to mean 曾經 in affirmative statements like:
                              "I have X ever heard that..."; just say, "I've heard that..."

(2) Webpages: Phonemes and Allophones
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%2014.htm
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%2015.htm


(3) Breaktime music: Stressed Out   by twenty one pilots    lyrics



Week 8: 10/30, 11/01

10/30:
(1) Upload to Google Drive class notes and notes on
     CET 9 and 10 (#77 & 78:) 鼻音/m/、/n/ 與 /ŋ/ —— No problen? (上、下);
     for next Monday, and hand in paper notes.
     Take notes on CET 11 (#79:) 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ/、/ɛ/ 和 /eɪ/
     in No. 79, September/October 2013, p. 12-14.
     Keep up 10-minutes-a-day listening and Echo practice.

(2) 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) Course, ch. 1.

(4) Reminder: Practice Dictations online.

(5) Download Praat and use it to make and print out WAVEFORMS
     (NOT spectrograms!) of these two sentences:

a. "My two boys know how to fish."
b. "Tom saw nine wasps."

Use the audio recordings together with the waveforms to check
the sentences in the book. (TURN OFF the SPECTROGRAM display;
we're only using the WAVEFORM display for this assignment.)
Make TWO files, then paste both onto ONE SIDE of ONE A4 sheet of paper.
ANNOTATE (i.e. label) each file.

Due Monday, November 6.

(6) The following items are OPTIONAL; they are included here only
     because we did them in a previous year, and some of the content is quite fun
     and interesting - you can pick out anything that piques your curiosity and have
     fun with it; you can include any feedback you may have in your notes if you like:

     Watch, listen to and think about 1-4 below; then write an essay on
     what you come up with and include it in next Monday's notes. Focus particularly on:

     1. Mark Zuckerberg speaks Chinese at Tsinghua University, Beijing  October 24, 2015
      How do you feel listening to Chinese with poor pronunciation and intonation.
      Also, how it is equivalent to listening to Taiwan English, when spoken by
      someone who has not worked much on their pronunciation, and doesn't know
      the basic rules of English intonation as described in CET #6.

     2. 搭機前先考英文 留美碩士怒批刁難 | 即時新聞 | 20151031 | 蘋果日報
     What is your reaction to the Taiwanese man who was upset at the English test
     he was given before being allowed to board a plane? At about what level would
     you consider his English pronunciation to be? Do you think the airline representative
     at the counter gave him reasonable and fair treatment?

     3. Prof. Chung's story about students learning the Echo Method quickly and
     easily the first day of class, while colleagues with years of experience teaching
     pronunciation often have no reaction to it, or interest in it, at all.

     Why did Prof. Chung get such different reactions from the two groups with whom
     she shared the Echo Method? Why did one pronunciation teacher eventually
     come to be very enthusiastic about it? What does this imply for the prospects
     for popularizing the method in Taiwan and beyond?

     4. British sitcom series: Mind Your Language  (1977) Season One, Episode One
     What is your reaction to this sitcom? How accurately does it reflect reality?
     Name some of the obvious inaccuracies and implausible aspects of the show
     that you notice. Are these justified in order to achieve its goal of getting laughs
     and providing entertainment for viewers? (You can search YouTube for other episodes.)

     5. How can we train Taiwanese in more of the basic things they need to know
     to function well in the world - e.g. understandable English and tidy email format -
     with all the gaps left behind by test-driven formal education? Think BIG on this one -
     we are looking for a solution or solutions for the whole country - and maybe beyond!

(7) Breaktime music: Wonderful Baby   live, with commentary    in compilation   by Don McLean   lyrics
     Bonus Halloween music from last year:
     1. A novelty song that's a little creepy but mostly fun,
         and good rhythm practice:

         They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-haaa! (1966) by Napoleon XIV (Jerry Samuels)

     2. The Monster Mash     by Bobby Pickett     with lyrics    

11/01:
(1) Demonstration of Newton's stream of vowels; finish ch. 1.

(2) Mark exercises for ch. 1. We'll skip question K.

(3) 
We'll have a test on Chapter 1 of the Course on Monday 11/6.
      It will include a dictation on words ending with three nasals: /-m/, /-n/ and /-ŋ/
      and a phrase and compound noun stress marking quiz.

(4) Remember to do your Praat assignment, to be handed in on Monday, November 6.

(5) Course ch 2.

(6) We'll have our first quiz on 漢語拼音 Hanyu Pinyin and
     注音符號 Mandarin Phonetics Symbols
on Monday 11/13.
     review and practice so you come prepared!

(7) Tutorial on Plosives, Part I:
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%2017.htm


Direct link:
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wtutor?tutorial=siphtra/plostut1/plostut1.htm

Finish before November 8. But do it early – it's easy and fun!

(8) Breaktime music: Wonderful Baby   live, with commentary    in compilation   by Don McLean   lyrics
     Bonus music from last year: The Rustavi Choir from the Republic of Georgia.


Week 9: 11/06, 11/08

11/06:
(1) Go over the remaining ch. 1 exercises on the board
      and hand them in.

(2) Test on Chapter 1 of the Course.
      It will include a dictation on words ending with three nasals: /-m/, /-n/ and /-ŋ/
      and a phrase and compound noun stress marking quiz.


(3) Discuss and submit paper copy of class notes, and notes on
      CET 11 (#79:) 台式英語罪魁禍首:/æ/、/ɛ/ 和 /eɪ/, also upload to Google Drive;
      prepare class notes and notes on
CET 12 (#80) 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1)
      (on "says" and "said", clear and dark "l", the "tap" rule for "t", and the difference
      between "ear" and "year")
in No. 80, November/December 2013, p. 12-14;
      also take notes on this November 2016 English Island article (reprinted in 30+ magazine)
      and include in your notes for next Monday: 看「中文字幕」會影響英文聽力嗎?.
      (Submission postponed till Wednesday 11/08.)

(4)  Keep up 10-minutes-a-day listening and Echo practice.
      Class demonstration on how to do Echo practice on your own,
      using Mini-conversation 20 as an example.

(5) Hand in Praat waveforms in class. Solve problems with: too much noise, clipping.
     Make sure you've printed out only the waveforms and not spectrograms or pitch tracks!
     (Submission postponed till Wednesday 11/08.)

(6) First Pinyin (for Taiwan students)/Mandarin Phonetic Symbols
     (for students from outside of Taiwan) quiz with be on Monday, 11/13.

(7) Tutorial on Plosives, Part II : VOT and aspiration:
http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%2017.htm

Direct link:
http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/johnm/siphtra/plostut2/plostut2.htm

(8) Reggae music: Running Away    by Bob Marley & The Wailers    lyrics
     sung in Jamaican Patois (aka Jamaican Creole)        humorous Patois lesson

11/08:
(1) Go over ch 1 test; submit corrections for the test on Monday 11/13.

(2) Hand in this week's note and your Praat assignment.

(3) First Pinyin (for Taiwan students)/Mandarin Phonetic Symbols
     (for students from outside of Taiwan) quiz will be on Monday 11/13.

(4) Go over last part of web page 15: More on Phonemes and Allophones: Velar raising.
      Make sure you understand the part about an and ang in Mandarin
      and how it may affect English pronunciation (e.g. saying bans for bangs).

(5) Course ch. 2.

(6) Breaktime music: Reggae music: Running Away    by Bob Marley & The Wailers    lyrics
     sung in Jamaican Patois (aka Jamaican Creole)
       humorous Patois lesson


Week 10: 11/13, 11/15

11/13:
(1)  Pinyin quiz and dictation.

(2)  Discuss and submit paper class notes on:
      CET 12 (#80) 英語發音百樂篇(一): Pronunciation Potluck (1)
      and on the November 2016 English Island article: 看「中文字幕」會影響英文聽力嗎?
      and upload to Google Drive.
      For next Monday, take notes on:
      a.
CET 13 (#81) 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2)
      about /ju/ vs. /u/ the deaspiration of /p/, /t/, and /k/ after /s/; the pronunciation of /ʒ/ and /ʤ/;
      also /dz/ vs. /z/, and /ts/ vs. /s/,
in No. 81, January/February 2014, p. 12-14, and also on:
     
b. this June 2017 English Island article on how to use "will" and "would":
      會唱這兩首歌,就學會假設語氣
.


(3)  Also submit your corrections for the test on ch. 1.

(4)  Chapter 2 of Course.

(5)  Breaktime music: Imagine   by John Lennon    lyrics
   chosen by Henry Hung 洪士.

11/15:
Holiday: No class; anniversary of NTU's founding.


Week 11: 11/20, 11/22

11/20:
(1) Submit PAPER class notes and notes on
     CET 13 (#81) 英語發音百樂篇(二): Pronunciation Potluck (2);
     here is an audio file to help with /dʒ/ (e.g. "major") and /ʒ/ (e.g. "measure");
     and on 會唱這兩首歌,就學會假設語氣
in the June 2017 issue of English Island;
     also upload to Google Drive.

      For Monday November 27: Class notes and notes on,
     CET 14 (#82) 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3),
     about the pronunciation of “th”, “x” and “r”), in No. 82, March/April 2014, p. 12-14;
     also notes on this December 2016 English Island article
     on how to answer a question containing negation:
到底是Yes還是No?
     To access this and other English Island articles, you will need to register on the site –
     it's free, and comes with no obligations.

(2) Books mentioned in previous class:
     1. 洪爽. 漢語的最小詞. 漢語韻律語法叢書. 北京語言大學出版社. 2015. 平裝. 143頁.
         (available at 若水堂)
     2. Link, Perry. An Anatomy of Chinese: Rhythm, Metaphor, Politics. Cambridge, MA:
         Harvard University Press, 2013. 376pp.     Video talk

(3) Course, chapter 2.

(4) Breaktime Music: Brave    by Sara Bareilles     lyrics

11/22:
(1) Course, chapter 2; we'll finish the chapter on Monday.

(2) Do exercises for chapter 2, due Monday 11/27.
     Note that links to the corrected exercises are also available
     at both the top and bottom of this page.
     Test on chapter 2 on 11/29.

(3) Breaktime Music: Brave    by Sara Bareilles     lyrics


Week 12: 11/27, 11/29

11/27:
(1) Hand in class notes and notes on:
     CET 14 (#82) 英語發音百樂篇(三): Pronunciation Potluck (3),
     and December 2016 English Island article: 到底是Yes還是No?
     F
or next Monday
12/04: Read and take notes on
     CET 15 (#83) 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4)
     (the pronunciation of “w”, “wh” and “h”; nasal plosion; schwa elision), and
     this October 2016 English Island article being careful to avoid
     vulgar words in your English:
你有沒有不小心 講出「限制級英文」?
     To access this and other English Island articles, you will need
     to register on the site – it's free, and comes with no obligations.

(2) Course, chapter 2.

(3) Mark exercises for chapter 2 on Wednesday 11/29; test on Monday 12/04.

(4) Praat assignment: Check your inbox for previous mailing on how to use Praat
     and how to do this assignment. Prepare files of 15 utterances in 5 files,
     including a file with /s/ removed from spy, sty, sky.
     Say whether you think the words sound more like pie, tie, guy or buy, die, guy,
     and also ask a family member or friend to answer the same question,
     and include the answers with the file. Due Monday 12/11.

(5) Breaktime Music: Free Fallin'    video with lyrics    by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers    lyrics    
     Song suggested by Ray Lin 林叡

11/29:
(1) There will be a test on Course, chapter 2 on Monday 12/04/17.

(2) Finish chapter 2;
     mark exercises for chapter 2.
     Test on chapter 2 on Wednesday 11/29.


(2)
Course, ch. 3.

(3) Breaktime Music: Free Fallin'    video with lyrics    by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers    lyrics    
     Song suggested by Ray Lin 林叡


Week 13: 12/04, 12/06

12/03:
(1) Test on ch. 2 of the Course.

(2) Do parts H. and I. of the exercises for ch. 2.
     Assigned students will put the answers on the board
     before class on Wednesday 12/06.
     Remember to use the sound files for H. and the
     sound files for I. as a basis for your transcriptions.
     Please use the American English versions of the items for H.
     and for the broad transcriptions of I.;
     do narrow transcriptions of both
     the American English and Standard British English files for I.
     You can change between Standard British and General American
     by clicking on "(Change the talker)" toward the top of the page.

(3) Hand in class notes and notes on:

      CET 15 (#83) 英語發音百樂篇(四): Pronunciation Potluck (4)
     (the pronunciation of “w”, “wh” and “h”; nasal plosion; schwa elision), and
     this October 2016 English Island article being careful to avoid
     vulgar words in your English:
你有沒有不小心 講出「限制級英文」?

     For next Monday (12/11), submit your:
     a. Class notes and notes on:
     CET 16 & 17 (#84 & #85) Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字((上、下);
and
     b. notes on web page 33. Contractions:
     http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%2033.htm  

     to be added to your weekly class notes.

(4) Course, ch 3.

(5) Praat assignment: Check your inbox for previous mailing on how to use Praat
     and how to do this assignment. Prepare files of 15 utterances in 5 files,
     including a file with /s/ removed from spy, sty, sky.
     Say whether you think the words sound more like pie, tie, guy or buy, die, guy,
     and also ask a family member or friend to answer the same question,
     and include the answers with the file. Due Monday 12/11.

(6) Breaktime Music: Demons    video with lyrics    by Imagine Dragons   lyrics    

12/06:

(1) Assigned students will write their transcriptions of part H and I of the exercises for ch. 2
     on the board; we'll correct them in class together.

(2) Course ch. 3.

(3) Here are some great online vocabulary flashcards, with audio,
created by TA Andrea Lay 賴宜謙, for anybody interested!

(4) Breaktime Music: Demons    video with lyrics    by Imagine Dragons   lyrics    


Week 14: 12/11, 12/13

12/11:
(1)  Hand in: a. class notes;
      b. notes on CET 16 (issue #84) and CET 17 (issue #85):
      Do not 和 don’t意思一樣嗎?英語的縮讀字((上、下);
      c. notes on web page 33. Contractions:
      http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/intro%20page%2033.htm  

   
   For next Monday 12/19: Class notes and notes on CET 18 (#86) 次重音:次要的重音還是很重要!
      and CET 19 (#87) 脫口而出的英文文法;
      also read and take notes on the June 2016 English Island article: 中文變好,英文也跟著好了.

(2) Hand in Praat assignment.

(3) Make sure you know the material in the three voicing and plosives tutorials

(4) Course, ch. 3.

(5) Breaktime Music: Masters of War  by Bob Dylan   lyrics

12/13:
(1) Go over answers to the test on ch. 2; correct on a separate sheet of paper
     staple to your original test papers, and hand in on Monday, Dec. 18.

(2) Finish Course, Chapter 3.

(3) Hand-copy the "Rules for English Consonant Allophones," p. 72-77; due Monday 12/18.

(4) Breaktime Music: Masters of War  by Bob Dylan   lyrics


Week 15: 12/18, 12/20

12/18:
(1) Hand in class notes and notes on CET 18 (#86) 次重音:次要的重音還是很重要!
      and CET 19 (#87) 脫口而出的英文文法;
      also the June 2016 English Island article: 中文變好,英文也跟著好了.
      For next Monday December 25: Class notes and CET 20 (#88) and 21 (#89):
      重方法不重死背的英文文法(.
      Also hand in your corrections for the test on chapter 2.

(2) Go over hand-copied "Rules for English Consonant Allophones," p. 72-77.

(3) Course, ch. 4.

(4) There will probably be no separate chapter tests on chapters 3, 4 and 5;
      the material in these chapters will be covered in the final exam.

(5) Due January 1: Prepare:
     (I) a written evaluation of this semester's class and
     (II) an organized summary of your class notes, in two separate pdf files:

I. End-of-semester evaluation:
   Part 1: evaluate the class, textbook, teacher, syllabus, 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 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 your work
in phonetics and linguistics?
   Part 4: Re-listen to the recording you made at the beginning of the semester.
Write down your reactions to it this time. What do you notice in your own previous
pronunciation. Is there anything you have changed since then?

II. Organized summary of your class notes:
   Go through all your old notes, and organize them into a summary of main points.
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

(6) Breaktime Music: Diamonds and Rust (1975)   by Joan Baez    lyrics

12/20:
(1) Hand in your completed exercises for ch. 2 and your hand-copied
     consonant allophone rules for ch. 3.

(2) Course, chapter 4.

(3)  Some beautiful international Christmas carols:
      1. Czech: Hajej, nynej, Ježišku
;  Czech text read aloud by Pavel Sticka
     
2. Georgian: Alilo;
      3. Scottish Gaelic: Taladh Chriosda   lyrics with IPA transcription.
Also:
      4. Aramaic: Hweili Isho' Halleluyah (Christ is Born);
      5. Huron/Wendat and French: The Huron Carol;
      6. Galician: Nadal de luintra;
      7. French: Le Sommeil de l'Enfant Jesus;
      8. More Christmas Carols; Word format.

(4) Breaktime Music: Diamonds and Rust (1975)   by Joan Baez    lyrics


Week 16: 12/25, 12/27

12/25:
(1)  Submit class notes and notes on CET 20 (#88) and 21 (#89):
      重方法不重死背的英文文法(.
      Monday January 1 is a holiday; no class.
      For next Wednesday January 3:
      Class notes and CET 22 (#90) and 23 (#91): 單數、複數、可數、不可數?
     
and CET 24 (#92): 動詞時態三頁通.
     

(2) Finish ch. 4 of Course, start on ch. 5.

(3) Article that Ladefoged seems to be responding to
     in chapter 5 as regards levels of stress in English:
     Stanley S. Newman: On the Stress System of English.
     in Word, vol. 2, No. 3, Dec. 1946.

(4) Test on ch. 3 and on the three voicing and plosives tutorials
      will be included in the final exam.

(5) Breaktime music: A very old Irish Christmas carol: The Wexford Carol,
     with Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss      history and lyrics
     Plus carol singalong with Tony and Prof. Chung


12/27:
(1) Course, ch. 5.

(2) Breaktime music: A very old Irish Christmas carol: The Wexford Carol,
     with Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss    history and lyrics



Week 17: 1/01 (Holiday: no class), 1/03

1/01: Holiday; no class, but:

      Class evaluations and class notes summaries in two pdf files are due today.
      Send them to Prof. Chung at: feathermountain@gmail.com (NOT to the NTU account).
    

1/03:

(1) Submit class notes and notes on
CET 22 (#90) and 23 (#91): 單數、複數、可數、不可數?
     
and CET 24 (#92): 動詞時態三頁通
.

(2) Finish ch. 5 of Course.

(3) Wrap-up and questions.

(4) Back homework will be accepted no later than 12 noon Friday January 5, 2018.
     Make sure it's also uploaded to Google Drive!

(5) Breaktime music: Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)  by Jim Croce      lyrics


FINAL EXAMS WEEK:
1/8:
Finals week; no class.

1/10:
FINAL EXAM: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 5:30-7:20pm in 外教 203.

Book sharing: 英漢語信息結構對比研究. 1998. 張今 張克定著. 鄭州: 河南大學出版社.



Input tools:
i2Speak IPA input tool:
http://www.i2speak.com/

Another IPA input interface:
http://westonruter.github.com/ipa-chart/keyboard/

Pinyin tone tool: Adds tone markings over correct vowels
to pinyin marked with tone numbers
http://toshuo.com/chinese-tools/pinyin-tone-tool/

Dictionaries:
Merriam-Webster (American English)
http://www.merriam-webster.com/

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (American and British English)
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/

Macmillan Dictionary (American and British English)
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/

Howjasay (British English pronunciation)
http://www.howjsay.com/


Karen Chung's -all vs. -aul/-awl distinction

1. ball - bawl
bawl - ball

2. pall - Paul
Paul - pall

3. all - awl
awl - all

4. gall - Gaul
Gaul - gall

5. call, doll, fall, hall, loll, Moll, scald, stall, tall, wall, Walt, y'all

6. brawl, crawl, drawl, Saul, scrawl, shawl, trawl, yawl, vault


Links to the corrected versions of the exercises
in A Course in Phonetics, courtesy of Amy Tsai:

Exercises for Chapter One
Exercises for Chapter Two
Exercises for Chapter Three
Exercises for Chapter Four
Exercises for Chapter Five

Exercises for Chapter Six
Exercises for Chapter Seven
Exercises for Chapter Eight



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