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Module code:PLING154(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Phonetic Theory
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Yi Xu
Organiser's location:Room 318 Chandler House
Organiser's email:yi.xu@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:Basic knowledge of phonetics 
Module outline:This course will present a critical examination of how phonetics relates to other disciplines in linguistics by exploring a number of theoretical issues in phonetic science, with focus on 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 vocal expression of emotions, and demonstrate how they are mechanistically interrelated based on an articulatory-functional view of speech. Also will be discussed is research methodology in terms of its importance for the theoretical development in phonetic science. 
Module aims:- 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 objectives:At the end of this course, students will be able to: - explain the theoretical importance of phonetic science - form a critical view of the relation between phonetics and other disciplines of linguistic science - demonstrate an understanding of a number of critical issues in phonetic science - describe and apply the articulatory-functional view of speech - achieve a basic understanding of research methodology in phonetic science  
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=PLING154 
Module assessment:Essay (2,000 words) 50.00%.
Coursework (2,000 words) 50.00%. 
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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