|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To build on the material presented in SPE8103 and provide students with knowledge of some new areas of phonetics as well as deepening knowledge in some areas already covered.
This module contributes to a degree qualification in MSc in Language Pathology leading to a vocational qualification in Speech and Language Therapy.
1. Introduction into instrumental and acoustic phonetics
2. Sound and sound waves
3. Source and filter theory of speech production
4. Introduction to Praat
5. Acoustic properties of sounds
6. Connected speech processes
7. Acoustic analysis in the assessment of consonants
8. Phonological assessment of vowels
9. Phonological assessment of prosody
|Category||Activity||Number||Length||Student Hours||Academic Staff Contact Hours||Comment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||42:00||42:00||0:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||18||1:00||18:00||18:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||20||1:00||20:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||120:00||120:00||0:00||N/A|
Lectures are used for focused communication of new information which will facilitate students' self-directed learning activity.
Small group tutorials are used to enable intensive practice in practical phonetic skills.
Lab practicals are used to familiarise the students with the use of instrumental analyses techniques
n.b. a certain amount of practical phonetics will be covered in the lectures/seminars, and students will be assigned a significant amount of self-directed material in this area via the WWW.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Design/Creative proj||1||M||50||5000 words for a group of 3 or 6000 for a group of 4.|
Group project – 50%
Practical – 50%
- the group project requires students to use their knowledge of articulatory and acoustic properties of speech to perform a spectrogram segmentation while taking into account linguistic and social variability in speech.
- the written transcription test assesses students' abilities to transcribe speech accurately using the IPA conventions
- the oral transcription test assesses the students’ abilities to produce the sounds of the IPA.