- Faculty of Brain Sciences
- Teaching department
- Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
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Alternative credit options
There are no alternative credit options available for this module.
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
- Methods of assessment
60% Weekly Quizzes40% Written Assignment
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- Number of students on module in previous year
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This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.