School of Letters Department of Humanities Literature Course
English Linguistics & Literature Major
Major (Credit 2)
選択科目
Intended Year:
Intended School:
英語学演習 II
English Linguistics (Seminar II)
Sub Title  English Phonetics and Phonetic Analysis
外国人教師 Edmundo Cruz LUNA
Numbering Code: LET-HUM2565E
Course Code: 18052107
2018 SpringTerm
weekly Tue2
Ito B-101 Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
Course Overview In this course, we will focus on the sounds and the sound system of English. We will look at the sounds of English, how they are produced, and how they are classified as individual segments and larger units of organization. We will consider the articulation, reception and transcription of individual sounds in the International Phonetics Alphabet (IPA). We will then take a closer look at the acoustic properties of English sounds and words, noticing how sounds can influence one another. Finally, we will look at common sound changes in English, i.e., the most common phonological processes in English.
Keywords : English, phonetics, IPA, transcription, acoustic analysis, phonology, sound change
Prerequisites : Students should have already taken Introduction to English Linguistics or the equivalent; otherwise, please consult with the instructor beforehand.
Required Ability :
Course Plan Textbooks : Ladefoged, Peter, and Johnson, Keith. 2015. A Course in Phonetics. Boston, MA: Cengage.
Reference Books :
Course Handouts : Handouts will be made available in a dedicated Dropbox folder.

Tentative Weekly Schedules Lecture Exercise, Field trip etc. Comments, suggestions for the course preparation, review, etc.
1 Intro: What is phonetics? What is phonology? And why does that matter?
2 How do we describe English sounds?
Consonants vs. vowels
Introduction to IPA
How to describe English consonants: Stops, fricatives, and affricates
3 How to describe English consonants: Nasals, liquids, and glides Assignment 1 due
4 How to describe English vowels
How to transcribe basic English words in IPA
5 What is stress - and why is it important for English? Transcription quiz
6 More English stress phenomena
7 More transcription practice Review for midterm exam
8 Midterm exam
9 Introduction to acoustic phonetics
The acoustic properties of English sounds
English and VOT
10 How to read speech signals and spectrograms Praat Lab
11 More spectrogram reading practice Praat Lab write-up due
12 Basic English phonology concepts:
Phonological processes: assimilation, dissimilation
13 Phonological rule writing Quiz #2
14 Phonological rules with English stress
15 Class review for final exam

Suggestion for success (Specific) : Please talk with me if there are any questions or problems - in fact, I will suggest a one-time meeting with the professor to see how receptive students are to the concepts brought up during class.
Study Consultation (Office Hours) :
Course Objectives
かなり優れている 優れている 及第である 一層の努力が必要
B_B1-c [外国語運用能力]
Students should be comfortable with communicating in English, especially since they will encounter many high-level concepts in the class materials.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and contributions in English, falls below satisfactory levels. Much more effort and application are required to pass.
B_A-b [アプローチの理解]
Students should be familiar with the concepts of places and manners of articulation of the full spectrum of English sounds.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, falls below satisfactory levels. Much more effort and application are required to pass.
B_B1-g [論理的思考能力]
Students should learn to use the analytical tools used to distinguish acoustic qualities of different English sounds.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and degree of completing evaluations and assignments, falls below satisfactory levels. Much more effort and application are required to pass.
GPA Evaluation
A B C D F
授業を通じて、総じて「かなり優れている」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、概ね「優れている」を超える活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「及第する」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、総じて「及第する」には達しないものの、それに近い活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「一層の努力が必要」の活動にとどまった。
Evaluation
Standpoint→
Evaluation Method
B_B1-c
[外国語運用能力]
B_A-b
[アプローチの理解]
B_B1-g
[論理的思考能力]
Grading Percentage, Disqualification etc.
In-class contribution 20%
Class tests 25%
Final Exam 35%
Class tests 20%

Additional Information regarding Evaluation Method : Assignments throughout the semester: 20%
Midterm Exam: 25%
Final Exam: 35%
2 in-class quizzes (10% each): 20%
Others Others :

教職 : 教職(英語)
資格 :

: 2018/3/7 (14:46)