Phonetics W18 (LING*2400) | College of Arts

Phonetics W18 (LING*2400)

Code and section: LING*2400*01

Term: Winter 2018

Instructor: R. Gomez


Course objectives:

This course studies central concepts in phonetics such as speech anatomy, acoustics, articulation, analysis and perception of vowels, consonants and suprasegmentals as well as the International Phonetic Alphabet.


Learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will:

  • Define, Analyze and use concepts in phonetics and make the link of its applicability to future career goals, whether they be in Speech Language Pathology, Speech synthesis technology, Second Language Instructor, Voice coach, etc.
  • Identify and analyze various speech sounds of different languages, especially Spanish and compare and contrast to those of English
  • Develop expertise in one language of your choice for the major project
  • Delve into the anatomy and acoustics, motor control and aerodynamics of language production
  • Develop remedial exercises based on principles learned in the course









1.   Rogers, Henry (2000). The Sounds of Language: An Introduction to Phonetics.  Either edition: Longman/Pearson Education or Editions Renouveau Pedagogique.

2.  Armin Schwegler, J. Kempff (2007). Fonética y fonología españolas. 3rd. Ed.  Wiley and Sons.


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Calendar course descriptions with pre-requisites and restrictions can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar


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