In this one-semester hands-on course, students acquire the technical skills for using computers to analyze spoken language.
Much of the work for this course is done individually outside of class (e.g., installing software, interviewing people, collecting speech, analyzing waveforms). Classroom time is for presenting students' assignments. Assignments are structured incrementally, and require substantial hands-on effort. We will use the freely available, excellent software package praat
Students shall present their work, and critique that of their classmates. Intense class participation is mandatory. There will be no written exam or term paper.
Prerequisites: Students must have taken at least undergraduate courses in linguistics (especially phonetics and phonology), statistics (descriptive statistics at the minimum; predictive statistics preferred), and experiment design.Details