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Instrumental phonetics

2017/2018
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
2
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 3 модуль

Преподаватели


Князев Сергей Владимирович

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Instrumental Phonetics is a course for 1st-year Master’s students of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. The main aim of this course is to provide an introduction to Acoustic phonetics, methods of Phonetic research, programming in Praat and R. The course establishes some demands on students’ skills in spoken and written English, some knowledge of Articulatory phonetics, and some basics of R programming languages (runing scripts, uploading .csv files, installing and loading libraries).
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To introduce students to theoretical apparatus, key notions, and main principles of articulation and acoustic phonetics.
  • To introduce students to the logic of articulation and acoustic analysis of sounds patterns of languages.
  • To introduce students to instrumental methods of the phonetic analysis (including computer programming).
  • To introduce students to critical thinking and reasoning within articulation and acoustic analysis.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Understands the principles of articulation and acoustic phonetics
  • Can read and critically assess current phonetic literature
  • Can make empirical observations and theoretical generalizations
  • Can apply their knowledge of the essentials of Instrumental Phonetics to various research problems in both Phonetics and Phonology
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Wave characteristics, spectrogram, oscilogram
  • Vowels and articulatory phonetics related to them. Formants. Tube model
  • Sonorants
  • Obstruents
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Prosody: stress, tones, pitch
  • Methods of phonetic investigation: palatography, MRI, electrography, laryngoscopy, etc.
  • Perceptional phonetics
  • Speech recognition and synthesis
  • Phonological and phonetic description during fieldwork
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework 1
  • non-blocking Homework 2
  • non-blocking Homework 3
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.4 * Exam + 0.2 * Homework 1 + 0.2 * Homework 2 + 0.2 * Homework 3
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Davies, A., & Elder, C. (2004). The Handbook of Applied Linguistics. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=108713

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Gries, S. T. (2013). Statistics for Linguistics with R : A Practical Introduction (Vol. 2nd revised edition). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=604318