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Modules

SPE8032 : Core Issues in Experimental Phonetics and Phonology (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To equip students with the necessary level of analytical and critical review of the key theories and models relating to speech production and perception, and to equip students with a high level of skills and understanding of methods for the acoustic analysis of speech and critical evaluation of previously published material relating to their own research interests.

Outline Of Syllabus

Lecture-based (2 hours)
1.       Introduction to Laboratory Phonology (week 1)
2.       Advanced acoustic analyses of speech (weeks 2-4)
a.       Acoustic properties of segments
b.       Prosodic features of speech
3.       Models of speech production (weeks 5-6)
4.       Students led-seminar on speech production (presentation of article) (week 7)
5.       Modelling speech perception (weeks 8-10)
6.       Students led-seminar on speech perception (presentation of article) (week 11)

Seminars (1 hour)
Praat scripting (weeks 1-11)

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture112:0022:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical111:0011:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity25:0010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1117:00117:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The mix of teaching methods is geared to develop knowledge of key theoretical concepts and enable to deliver practical elements of the programme.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Presentation152M10Two oral presentations in student-led seminars
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2A30Practical/Lab report (1000 words) advanced acoustic analyses of speech and Praat scripting
Written exercise2A60Critical review of literature (3000 words) on any aspect theories and models of speech production and/or perception.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Lab exercise2MChecking Praat script with students and advanced acoustic analyses
Performance2MOral presentation performance. Peer review in form of questions.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Practical/Lab report will require students to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and technical skills that they acquired throughout the module, in addition to the ability to write/modify a Praat script to suit their research area(s). The literature review will assess students’ skills in critical appraisal as well as the depth of their knowledge of one key aspect of the curriculum. And the Oral presentation will assess student’s ability to summarise and critically evaluate two articles related to their topic areas in production and perception.

Reading Lists

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