HomeEasy to StartB Tech Courses III-IVHS 236 Introduction to Phonetics

Basic terms in phonetics: speech sounds, phonemes, allophones, syllables,stress and rhythm; Articulatory phonetics: vocal organs, vowels, consonants, place of articulation, manner of articulation, voicing, phonation, stricture types, co-articulation; Acoustic phonetics: speech sounds, sound waves, loudness and pitch, voice quality, wave analysis, spectrum, glottal wave, resonance, noise; Auditory phonetics: hearing,perception of speech sounds, acoustic signal and speech perception, models of speech perception, native vs. non native speech perception.

Texts:

1. J. C. Catford, A Practical Introduction to Phonetics, Oxford University
Press, 2001.

2. H. Rogers,The Sounds of Language, Longman, 2000.

References:

1. P. Ladefoged, Elements of Acoustic Phonetics, Chicago University Press, 1996.

2. P. Ladefoged, Phonetic Data Analysis, Blackwell Publishing, 2003.

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