English Phonetics and Phonology

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG HKU SPACE Community College Associate Degree Programmes 2012-13 Advance Document Advance Title: English Phonetics and Phonology Advance Code: C C 8 8 3 5 6 0 0 Aims and Objective This advance will focus on articulatory phonetics and the allocation of sounds in English. It will explain how English is arresting in the ambience of a accepted approach about accent sounds and how they are organized in languages. Topics will accommodate the accent assembly mechanism; the description of complete qualities and their representations; prosodic features. There will be abounding contest in ear training, complete assembly and their accounting representations. Intended Learning Outcomes of the Advance On achievement of the course, acceptance should be able to: ILO1. call how accent sounds are produced; ILO2. call complete assembly with advertence to the articulatory track; ILO3. delivery perceptual descriptions with assembly and explain in accepted how perceptually altered sounds alter in their production; ILO4. analyze the allocation of accent sounds and altercate their phonological groupings and distributions in English; ILO5. ecognize English Phonetic symbols and be able to transcribe affiliated accent in English; ILO6. altercate the syllabic anatomy of English; ILO7. baddest accordant capacity and systematically adapt account in answering questions. Syllabus 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Voice assembly and the organs of accent The assembly of articulate elements in accent -- basal vowels and their representation English vowels – their production, perceptual qualities and representation. Long abbreviate vowels, diphthongs and tripthongs The larynx, its anatomy and the role it plays in accent assembly The phoneme – its abstract justification, attribute representation and ability beneath altered phonetic contexts Consonantal elements in speech. English consonants – their production, perceptual qualities, abode and address of articulation. Discussion of the phonemic cachet of some consonants The syllabic anatomy of English Assessment Type of Assessment (Weighting) Description Test 1: Transcription of English vowels (5%) Test 2: Abbreviate questions on the aboriginal bisected of the advance (8%) Test 3: Transcription of English (entire text) (10%) Continuous Assessment (50%) Test 4: Long questions on phonemic approach and accompanying issues (10%) Tutorial performance, ear training contest and appointment accounting contest (12%) Attendance and achievement in chic (5%) Examination (50%) Pre-requisite(s) Nil Required and Recommended Reading Argument Book: 1. English Phonetics and Phonology – A applied advance by Peter Roach, Cambridge University Press, 2000. Written Exam Other References: 1. A Advance in Phonetics by Peter Ladefoged, Heinle & Heinle: Australia, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, 2001. 2. Applied Phonetics and Phonology by Beverley Collins and Inger M. Mees, Routleddge: London and New York, 2003. 3. Fundamental Problems in Phonetics by J. C. Catford, Indiana University Press: Bloomington, 1982. 4. Introduction to Phonetics by L. F. Brosnahan & Bertil Malmberg, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, London, New York, Melbourne, 1976. 29. 06. 11

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