On 2014-01-08, I teach the 13th out of 15 class sessions taught by 8 instructors. The description below relates to my lecture.
who should take this lecture
Consider attending my lecture if you seek a brief introduction to:
the theories and analytical methods of phonetics
the historical development of the study of phonology
before taking this lecture
To succeed in this course:
you must have completed the graduate course Introduction to language communiation
you must have English language skills sufficient to:
read the course material
understand the lecture
after taking this lecture
You will become able to:
describe the theories and analytical methods of articulatory phonetics, acoustic phonetics, and auditory phonetics
The lecture, slides, and reading assignment will be in English. The writing assignment and/or quiz may be submitted in either English or Japanese depending on the student's preference.
During this course:
you may participate in class in either English or Japanese
when, where, what
in 2013 fall semester
during wednesday 6th period
in room imc-101
my lecture is on 2014-01-08
These audio files, movies, and articles provide background for my lecture. In particular, view and listen to some movies, pictures, and audio files in Ladefoged's book. View some sounds of American English at the the University of Iowa's website. Read the introduction at Macquarie's website. Download fonts for IPA (international phonetic association) symbols if you're interested.
What aspects of spoken language deserve study? Why?
Identify single letters in the Japanese kana alphabet or the English alphabet that are redundant given the sound structure of their languages; also identify multiple letters that are combined to represent sounds that would be more economically represented with a single (possibly newly created) letter.