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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Sounds of English

Module code: LIN4204

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Friday 2 pm - 4 pm

Contact: Dr Adam Chong
Overlap: LIN112
Prerequisite: None

This module aims to give students knowledge of the main processes of phonetic articulation (mode, manner and place of articulation, airstream mechanisms, voicing, secondary articulations [velarization, palatalization, lip-rounding etc], vowel articulation including backness, height and roundness, plus a basic understanding of tone and pitch). It also aims to provide students with an understanding of how those processes are used in producing speech sounds, and with an ability to represent different sounds using an international standard (the IPA). In addition students will also be able to discriminate sounds aurally, and produce them from IPA script. The module will first focus on the sounds of English before examining sounds that are used in the world's languages. This module is a pre-requisite for the Introduction to Phonology module.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
Level: 4