MSt/MPhil course: Phonetics
Michaelmas Term 2018
NB Links to other documents relating to this course will be added
incrementally as the course progresses. The plan below only sets out classes
for 7 weeks, but in practice it tends to stretch out to take 8 weeks to
deliver, so we'll see how it goes.
Week 1: Why study phonetics? Respiration and airstream mechanisms (handout)
Week 2: Phonation categories. Voice, tone, intonation, glottalization
Week 3: Prosody 1: Pitch, Tone and Intonation
Week 4: Articulation: Vowels
Week 5: Vowel classification in the IPA: Cardinal
Week 6: Brain vs. mouth. Coarticulation,
multiple articulation, assimilation.
Week 7-8. “Everything is prosodic.”