English Phonetics and Phonology

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG HKU SPACE Community College Associate Degree Programmes 2012-13 Conduct Document Conduct Title: English Phonetics and Phonology Conduct Code: C C 8 8 3 5 6 0 0 Aims and Objective This conduct gain nucleus on articulatory phonetics and the designation of probes in English. It gain expound how English is pronounced in the treatment of a public hypothesis encircling address probes and how they are systematic in languages. Topics gain conceive the address origination mechanism; the designation of probe qualities and their truthfulnesss; prosodic features. There gain be abundant exercises in ear luxuriance, probe origination and their written truthfulnesss. Intended Learning Outcomes of the Conduct On example of the conduct, students should be talented to: ILO1. portray how address probes are produced; ILO2. portray probe origination after a while regard to the articulatory track; ILO3. cohere perceptual designations after a while origination and expound in public how perceptually unanalogous probes dispute in their origination; ILO4. know the designation of address probes and sift-canvass their phonological groupings and distributions in English; ILO5. ecognize English Phonetic signs and be talented to transfer alike address in English; ILO6. sift-canvass the syllabic passageure of English; ILO7. excellent bearing details and habitually construct ideas in answering questions. Syllabus 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Voice origination and the organs of address The origination of vocalic elements in address -- chief vowels and their truthfulness English vowels – their origination, perceptual qualities and truthfulness. Long insufficient vowels, diphthongs and tripthongs The larynx, its passageure and the role it plays in address origination The phoneme – its hypothetical advocacy, sign truthfulness and event beneath unanalogous phonetic treatments Consonantal elements in address. English consonants – their origination, perceptual qualities, locate and deportment of flexure. Discussion of the phonemic condition of some consonants The syllabic passageure of English Assessment Type of Assessment (Weighting) Designation Test 1: Transcription of English vowels (5%) Test 2: Insufficient questions on the primeval half of the conduct (8%) Test 3: Transcription of English (all passage) (10%) Continuous Assessment (50%) Test 4: Long questions on phonemic hypothesis and akin issues (10%) Tutorial deed, ear luxuriance exercises and homework written exercises (12%) Attendance and deed in adjust (5%) Examination (50%) Pre-requisite(s) Nil Required and Recommended Reading Passage Book: 1. English Phonetics and Phonology – A skilled conduct by Peter Roach, Cambridge University Press, 2000. Written Exam Other References: 1. A Conduct in Phonetics by Peter Ladefoged, Heinle & Heinle: Australia, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, 2001. 2. Skilled Phonetics and Phonology by Beverley Collins and Inger M. Mees, Routleddge: London and New York, 2003. 3. Fundamental Problems in Phonetics by J. C. Catford, Indiana University Press: Bloomington, 1982. 4. Introduction to Phonetics by L. F. Brosnahan & Bertil Malmberg, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, London, New York, Melbourne, 1976. 29. 06. 11