FF:AJL22093 Pronunciation Varieties - Course Information
AJL22093 Pronunciation Varieties of American EnglishFaculty of Arts
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- PhDr. Kateřina Tomková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- PhDr. Kateřina Tomková, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
- This course is best taken after or simultaneously with Pronunciation Varieties of English AJ22066.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 14 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- Apart from being able to discern where in the U.S. a particular speaker is from, the students should also increase their awareness of all the social implications a particular way of speaking has, as well as of the historical reasons for today´s pronunciations. Other aspects of speaking behaviour will also be dealt with.
- Learning outcomes
- On completing the course a student will be able to - see speech behaviour in wider historical, geographical, phonetic and social consequences - discern and give phonetic descriptions of various regional, social and standard forms of American English - improves and strengthens his/her own speech habits speaking English.
- Week 1-2 - American English: development and standards. Hitherto sociolinguistic research (Labov). Week 3-4 - General American, The East Coast (NYC, Boston). Week 5-6 - West Coast, Canada, The MidWest. Week 7-8 - U.S. South, Tex-Mex, Caribbean, AAVE. Week 9-10 - Overseas varieties in Asia (the Philippines, Singapore) and in the Pacific (Hawaii). Week 11-12 - Discussions with guests, course assessment.
- required literature
- Recordings of American English on YouTube and other online sources.
- recommended literature
- MEIER, Paul. Accents and dialects for stage and screen : an instruction manual for 24 accents and dialects commonly used by English-speaking actors. Lawrence, Kan.: Paul Meier Dialect Services, 2010. 354 s. ISBN 9780578004525. info
- GIMSON, A.Ch. Gimson’s Pronunciation of English. London. Arnold, 2008. info
- WELLS, J. C. Accents of English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982. xix, 467-6. ISBN 0521297192. info
- TRUDGILL, Peter and Jean HANNAH. International English :a guide to varietes of standard English. London: Edward Arnold, 1982. xiii, 130. ISBN 0-7131-6362-3. info
- Teaching methods
- Teacher's lectures, students' presentations, recommendations for independent listening.
- Assessment methods
- Points for overall assessment (60pts the cut-off point): active attendance 30pts, contributions (up to 20pts) and final test (max. 50pts).
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.
- Teacher's information