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Introduction to Phonetics (PLIN0061)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Brain Sciences
Teaching department
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Credit value
15
Restrictions
N/A

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.

Description

This is an introductory course in phonetics, including lab work, transcription and aural/oral practice.  This module introduces basic phonetic concepts and focuses on developing critical skills, with the aim of providing a foundation for further study in phonetics, phonology, and related fields. 

The primary learning objectives are:

• To understand how all of the sounds of the world’s languages are produced.

• To be able to transcribe speech sounds using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

• To understand basic acoustic and aerodynamic properties of speech, and some tools used to study these properties.

• To apply this knowledge in understanding how speech sounds are used and distributed in the world’s languages.

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 1     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 4)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Methods of assessment
60% Weekly Quizzes
40% Written Assignment
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
40
Module leader
Who to contact for more information
pals.lingteachingoffice@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.