L541: Weekly Class Schedule
Spring 2012

Lecture: Mon & Wed 2:30 – 3:45

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Last updated on January 7, 2012


L541 Class Schedule

Week

Date(Wed)

Topics

Topic

Readings & Handouts

Discussion/Lab

 

1

Jan 13

Introduction:

Observation and Transcription

Introduction:

Observation and Transcription

R&J, Ch. 1, Ch. 2

Introduction
Symbol and Lab overview

 

2

Jan 20

(no class on Monday)

The IPA Basics

Supra-laryngeal Physiology

The IPA Basics

Supra-laryngeal Physiology

R&J, Ch. 3.1 – 3.3, Ch. 5.3

(L&M, Ch. 1)

Consonant transcription

 

3

Jan 27

Consonant and Vowel

Categorization

Consonant and Vowel

Categorization

R&J, Ch. 4.3

Vowel transcription

 

4

Feb 3

Narrow Transcription

 

Narrow Transcription

 

R&J, Ch. 3.4

Funny sound transcription
Data acquisition

 

5

Feb 10

Exotic Consonants

 

Exotic Consonants

 

R&J, Ch. 4.1 – 4.2, Ch. 4.4

(BHR, Ch. 4, sections on Respiration)

Laryngeal transcription
Computer lab work

 

6

Feb 17

Aerodynamics, Physiology and Function of the Pulmonic System

Aerodynamics, Physiology and Function of the Pulmonic System

R&J, Ch. 5.1

(BHR, Ch. 4, sections on Phonation)

Airstream mechanisms
Data analysis

 

7

Feb. 24

Laryngeal Physiology, Airstream Mechanisms and Laryngeal Contrasts

 

Laryngeal Physiology, Airstream Mechanisms and Laryngeal Contrasts

 

R&J, Ch. 5.2, Ch. 6

Notes on Intonation

Notes on the IPA

Transcription Exam I

 

8

March 3

Mid-term

March 5.

Problems with Transcription: Prosodic Structure

 

Problems with Transcription: Prosodic Structure

 

R&J, Ch. 11

Intonational transcription
Transcribing fluent speech

 

9

March 10

Linguistic Uses of Pitch Duration, Juncture, and Stress

Linguistic Uses of Pitch, Duration, Juncture, & Stress

 

Acoustics

 

 

 

Major Breath Group Juncture

 

10

March 24

Basic Acoustics

Source Filter Theory

 

Basic Acoustics

Source Filter Theory

 

R&J, Ch. 7

Johnson, Ch. 1 & 2 (BHR, Ch. 3  Acoustics)

Spectral analysis
Experimental design

 

11

March 31

Acoustics of the Source

Resonance

Acoustics of the Source

Resonance

R&J, Ch. 8

Johnson, Ch. 4 & 5,

(BHR Ch. 5 – Speech Production II)

Spectrographic analysis

 

12

April 7

 Acoustics of the Source

Harmonic Resonance

Acoustics of the Filter

R&J, Ch. 9

Johnson, Ch. 6 & 7

Transcription Exam II
Hypothesis testing

 

13

April 14

Data Pipelines for the Project

Perturbation Theory and the Acoustics of Vocalic Articulations

The Acoustics of Vowels and Consonants & Two-Tube Approximations

R&J, Ch. 10.1 – 10.3 Johnson, Sect. 8

Project work

 

14

April 21

Cancelled in favor of group meetings

General Sketch of Spectrogram Reading

R&J, Ch. 10.4

' Notes on Articulation' - readings packet

Project work

 

15

April 28

Project Discussion

Spectrogram Reading

Final Issues & Wrap up

 Johnson, Sect. 3,

(BHR, Ch. 5, sections on Feedback & Models)

Project work

 

Final

 

Final:  Monday., May 5: 5:00 pm

Final Paper Due: Thursday, May 8, 5:00 pm

 

 

 

Note: R&J = Reetz & Jongman. BHR = Borden, Harris, and Raphael. L&M = Ladefoged and Maddieson. L&M provides a comprehensive cross-linguistic description of the contrasts we discuss over the first 8 weeks, and is best used as a reference material for any particular set of contrasts one is wondering about. The introduction is also an excellent discussion of what the IPA is about.