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Module code:HCSCGS14(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Phonetics and Phonology
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Bronwen Evans
Organiser's location:Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):1,
Module prerequisites: 
Module outline:This module introduces students to the practical and theoretical study of speech sounds (phonetics), and to the systematic use of such sounds in language (phonology). Some attention is paid to typical patterns of developmental and disordered speech. It links closely with HCSCGS15 (Linguistics), HCSCGS16 (Introduction to Speech, Hearing and Audiology), HCSCGS12 (Developmental Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties) and HCSCGS17 (Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, Language and Hearing). It also has links with Year B modules, including HCSCGS23 (Disorder of Vocal Tract: Structure and Function). 
Module aims:1) To familiarise students with the phonetic and phonological levels of linguistic description, covering the analysis, articulation and classification of speech sounds and prosodic patterns (phonetics), and their systematic use in spoken language (phonology). 2) To develop practical phonetic skills of speech sound perception, production and representation, using symbolic transcription where appropriate. 3) To help students use their understanding of phonetic and phonological theory to develop analytic and problem-solving skills that will provide a foundation for clinical assessment in speech and language pathology. 4) To facilitate understanding of the links between phonetic and phonological knowledge and acoustic, auditory and perceptual levels of description.  
Module objectives:By the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 1) the principles underlying the classification and description of speech sounds and prosodic patterns 2) the basic sound systems and structure of English, including awareness of regional and social variation 3) the difference between phonetic and phonological descriptions of both child and adult data, with emphasis on patterns of contrast and sequencing, and the skills involved in data analysis.  
Key skills provided by module:By the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate that they can: 1) listen analytically to speech, so as to identify and discriminate between a wide range of speech sounds and prosodic patterns, both English and non-English 2) perform a wide range of speech sounds and prosodic patterns 3) use symbolic and other means to represent speech sounds and patterns 4) use phonetic and phonological knowledge to analyse developmental and clinical speech data.  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Practical assessment (one hour) 50.00%.
Coursework (2,000 words) 50.00%. 
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Last updated:2014-04-24 14:11:39 by ucjtat3