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Module code:PLING208(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Experimental Phonetics
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Mark Huckvale
Organiser's location:Rm 320, Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:Introduction to Speech Sciences (PLINGH05) or Acoustics of Speech and Hearing (SPSC2003) 
Module outline:An introduction to the methodology of Experimental Phonetics and its application to contemporary issues in Phonetics.  
Module aims:The aims of this module are to introduce essential knowledge and skills in experimental phonetics. The course will include hands-on experience of speech recording and analysis, together with experimental design and a review of current scientific theories of speech production and their application. The course will include introductions to a range of experimental phonetic topics, which may vary from year to year. These might typically include:
  • Characteristics of regional accents,
  • Assessment of voice,
  • Modelling of intonation & rhythm,
  • Modelling of coarticulation,
  • Characterisation of speaking style & emotion,
  • Analysis of speaker variability.
Assessment for the course will be divided between a report on a small experiment conducted by each student and an unseen examination.  
Module objectives: 
Key skills provided by module:
  • Recording speech,
  • Analysing speech data,
  • Designing experiments,
  • Testing hypotheses,
  • Writing laboratory reports.
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Lab Report (2,000 words) 50.00%.
Unseen two-hour written examination 50.00%.
Notes:The first meeting of this course will be at 10am, Thursday 9th January 2014 in Room B07, Chandler House. The course has a web site, at 
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