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.