L541: Weekly Class Schedule
Spring 2015

Lecture: Mon & Wed 9:30 – 10:45

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L541 Class Schedule

Week

Date(Wed)

Topic

Readings & Handouts

Discussion/Lab

 

1

Jan 12

Introduction: Transcription

R&J, Ch. 1, Ch. 2

Introduction
Symbol and Lab overview

 

2

Jan 19
(no class on Mon)

The IPA Basics
Supra-laryngeal physiology
 

R&J, Ch. 3.1 – 3.3,

Ch. 5.3

(L&M, Ch. 1)

Consonant transcription

 

3

Jan 26

Consonant and Vowel
Categorization

R&J, Ch. 4.3

Vowel transcription

 

4

Feb 2

Narrow transcription
 

R&J, Ch. 3.4

Funny sound transcription
Data acquisition

 

5

Feb 9

Exotic Consonants

R&J, Ch. 4.1 – 4.2, 4.4

(BHR, Ch. 4, sections on Respiration)

Laryngeal transcription
Computer lab work

 

6

Feb 16

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 23

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 2
Mid-term
(Mar 2)

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

 

Acoustics

 

 

Major Breath Group Juncture

 

10

March 24

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

R&J, Ch. 8

Johnson, Ch. 4 & 5,

(BHR Ch. 5 – Speech Production II)

Spectrographic analysis

 

12

April 7

Perturbation theory and the Acoustics of Vowels; Acoustics of Obstruents

R&J, Ch. 9

Johnson, Ch. 6 & 7

Transcription Exam II
Hypothesis testing

 

13

April 14

Articulatory to Acoustic Mapping and Spectrogram Reading

R&J, Ch. 10.1 – 10.3 Johnson, Sect. 8

Project work

 

14

April 21

Quantitative analysis and variability
Handling data

R&J, Ch. 10.4

' Notes on Articulation' - readings packet

Project work

 

15

April 28

Phonetic intent

 (Johnson, Sect. 3, BHR, Ch. 5, sections on Feedback & Models)

Project work

 

Final

 

Final: May 6 (Wed), 8:00 – 10:00

 

 

 

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.