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LN2301: SOUNDS OF ENGLISH (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:33


Course Overview

Things that make you go “mmmm”… When is an “N” not an “N”? Is the letter “L” always pronounced the same way? Why do some people pronounce all the “R”s in words, while others seem to drop some of them? We’ve all heard people with a range of different accents. But have you stopped to think how the accents differ? This course will extend your knowledge of articulatory phonetics: the processes by which speech sounds are produced and introduce you to phonological theory to explain which differences are significant for conveying differences in meaning.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Will Barras

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Things that make you go “mmmm”… When is an “N” not an “N”? Is the letter “L” always pronounced the same way? Why do some people pronounce all the “R”s in words, while other people seem to drop some of them? We’ve all heard people with a range of different accents. But have you stopped to think how the accents differ? This course will extend your knowledge of articulatory phonetics: the processes by which speech sounds are produced. It will also introduce you to phonological theory to explain which differences are significant for conveying differences in meaning.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

46 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (50%), one assessed homework exercise (30%), and tutorial assessment mark (20%).
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

The formative assessment will take the form of feedback during seminars.

Feedback

Students will receive feedback for their essay and homework exercise in the form of comments on the work itself, informal feedback will also be given during the seminars.

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