Information for module SPSC2003
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|Module code:||SPSC2003(Add to my personalised list)|
|Title:||Phonetics Science 2: Acoustics of Speech and Hearing.|
|Division:||Division of Psychology and Language Sciences|
|Module organiser:||Dr M Huckvale|
|Organiser's location:||Room 320, Chandler House|
|Available for students in Year(s):||2,|
|Module prerequisites:||SPSC1003 Phonetic Science: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology|
|Module outline:||This course gives an overview of the processes of spoken language communication that are concerned with how phonological units are encoded in sound, propagated and decoded. Taking as a basis knowledge of articulatory phonetics and relevant anatomy, the course describes the acoustics of speech production, the instrumental analysis of speech sounds and the decoding of sounds in the ear.|
|Module aims:||- To provide sufficient knowledge in acoustics, acoustic-phonetics and hearing to understand the physical processes of speech communication to underpin later work in speech perception, and in speech and hearing pathology and therapy. - To provide experience with experimental work in phonetics through the use of instrumental analysis and report writing to underpin scientific and clinical skills. - To encourage a quantitative approach to the study of speech and hearing to underpin later work on the assessment of communication skills.|
|Module objectives:||By the end of the course the students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in these ways: - have a practical knowledge of the concepts of linear signals and systems theory as applied to the acoustics of speech production and hearing. - understand with examples how the chain of spoken language communication extends from phonological representations in the speaker through articulatory and acoustic transformations into the sounds of speech, and through biomechanical auditory processing into neural representations capable of interpretation as phonological units in the mind of the listener. - have experience of instrumental methods for the analysis of speech and laryngographic signals and how these analyses relate to the production of the sounds in the vocal tract. - have experience of writing technical descriptions of quantitative analysis in the field. These outcomes will be achieved through: - teaching of the syllabus outlined below, - guidance and formative feedback from tutors on non-assessed laboratory exercises, - guidance and formative feedback on coursework.|
|Key skills provided by module:||By the end of the course the students will be able to demonstrate that they can: - make good recordings of speech and analyse these using instrumental analysis to obtain data on acoustic-phonetic forms of phonological units. - write short technical descriptions of quantitative analyses of speech signals.|
|Module assessment:||4 lab reports 20.00%.|
Unseen three-hour written examination 70.00%.
2 end-of-term tests 10.00%.
|Notes:||Each week, over a period of 21 weeks, each student is provided with a one-hour lecture on a specific topic, together with a 2-hour laboratory session that provides practical related instruction on the topic. This is supplemented by a 45-minute small-group tutorial class each fortnight. Each week a detailed handout is provided which summarises the lecture, provides copies of diagrams, gives reading suggestions, learning outcomes and often other aids to learning such as quizzes, glossaries or example examination questions. In addition to the teaching time, the student should expect to spend 4 hours per week on self-study. The course has its own web site at http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/courses/spsci/acoustics/ where frequently asked questions and answers are available, as well as previous examination questions and answers. The web site also has links to web-based teaching materials.|
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|Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)||http://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=242|
|Last updated:||2010-03-11 17:49:41 by|