Topics in Hispanic Linguistics (SPAN*3240 ) | College of Arts

Topics in Hispanic Linguistics (SPAN*3240 )

Code and section: SPAN*3240 *01

Term: Winter 2017

Instructor: R. Gomez



This course studies central concepts in Phonetics such as speech anatomy, acoustics, the articulation, analysis and perception of vowels, consonants and suprasegmentals and there will be in-depth practice with the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will:
•    Define, Analyze and use concepts that are central to the study of Phonetics
•    Perceive, describe and produce vowels, consonants and suprasegmentals, and represent them accurately using the International Phonetic Alphabet
•    Identify and analyze various speech sounds of different languages and compare and contrast to those of English
•    Develop expertise in the phonetic / phonological system in one language of your choice for the major project
•    Study the anatomy and acoustics, motor control and aerodynamics of language production
•    Develop remedial exercises based on principles learned in the course
•    Investigate the applicability of the study of Phonetics to future career goals, such as Speech Language Pathology, Speech synthesis technology, Second Language Instructor, Voice coach, etc.

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