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Module code:PLIN3101(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Phonetic Theory
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Yi Xu
Organiser's location:Rm 318, Chandler House
Organiser's email:yi.xu@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):3,
Module prerequisites:Basic knowledge of phonetics 
Module outline:To develop an understanding of how communicative meanings are encoded through articulation in speech by taking a critical look at recent work in experimental phonetics and exploring a number of theoretical issues in phonetics and phonology. 
Module aims: This course will present a critical examination of a number of theoretical issues in phonetics research, with focus on exploring how human speech can effectively transmit multiple layers of communicative meanings through an articulation process. It will cover issues relating to coarticulation, distinctive features, timing and coordination, speech acquisition and social and emotional interactions, and demonstrate how they are mechanistically interrelated based on an articulatory-functional view of speech. An emphasis will be put on the latest findings about tone and intonation, and how they are related to the segmental aspect of speech. Also will be discussed is research methodology in terms of its importance for the theoretical development in phonetic science.  
Module objectives:To provide students with knowledge about the state of the art in phonetics research. To help students develop an understanding of the relationship between sound and message in human speech in terms of the underlying mechanisms of production, perception, acquisition and social interactions. To introduce students with various models and theories of tone, intonation, the syllable and coarticulation. 
Key skills provided by module:* To help students develop a critical view of the relation between phonetics and other disciplines of linguistic science * To demonstrate the relationship between sound and message in speech in terms of the underlying mechanisms of production, perception, acquisition and social interactions * To introduce various models and theories of tone, intonation, coarticulation, and timing and coordination  
Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=PLIN3101 
Module assessment: 
Notes:available as an option module (numbers permitting); UCL students can register on Portico, intercollegiate students should contact s.anyadi@ucl.ac.uk  
Taking this module as an option?:Available as an option module 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)http://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1965 
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