MSt/MPhil course: Phonetics
Michaelmas Term 2017
NB Links to other documents relating to this course will be added
incrementally as the course progresses.
Week 1: Why study phonetics? Respiration and airstream mechanisms
Week 2: (no lecture owing to illness)
Week 3: Phonation categories. Voice, tone, intonation, glottalization
vocal tract and larynx
Prosody 1: Pitch, Tone and
Week 4: (no lecture)
Week 5: Articulation: Vowels
Place of articulation
Place and manner exercises
Week 6: Vowel classification in the IPA: Cardinal
Week 7: Brain vs. mouth. Coarticulation,
multiple articulation, assimilation.
Week 8. Prosody 2: Phonetic correlates of stress. "Everything is prosodic."