Ling 110. Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
Description, transcription, and analysis of human speech sounds in their linguistic, physiological, and acoustic aspects. The course focuses on physiological mechanisms that might be involved in sound change and synchronic phonology.
Ling 113. Experimental Phonetics
This course provides the student with hands-on experience in methods of experimental phonetic research, including the acoustic analysis and synthesis of speech, recording and interpreting aerodynamic parameters during speech (air flow, air pressure), and collecting static palatography data. The design of perception tests and reaction time tests will also be covered, along with simple statistics and methods of presenting results graphically.
Ling 210. TheoreticalPhonetics
Phonetic theory is a reading course in which students read classic and newly published research articles on selected topics in linguistic phonetics, present and debate them in class, and write reviews and responses to about five "target" articles. Students also design (but don't conduct) a larger research project.