FF:AJ02002 Phonetics and Phonology Intro. - Course Information
AJ02002 Introduction to Phonetics and PhonologyFaculty of Arts
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- PhDr. Kateřina Tomková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, 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
- 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 200 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/200, only registered: 0/200, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/200
- Fields of study the course is directly associated with
- there are 10 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- The course is aimed at giving students elementary insight into phonetics, phonology and awareness of the specificities of spoken English. They should master the subject's terminology, make competent comparisons and form independent conclusions as well as improve their pronunciation.
- Week 1 – Introduction; Suprasegmental features. Week 2 – Introduction; The functions of language, Phonetics and Phonology, Levels of generalization of speech sounds. Week 3 – Introducing the International Phonetic Alphabet. Week 4 – Spelling and transcription; Structure of Coherent Speech; Types of sounds. Week 5 – Gimson I1-4; Classification of sounds in relation to commonest mistakes made by Czechs; Transcription practice. Week 6 - Gimson I5-6, stress and rhythm; Transcription practice. Week 7 – Speech organs and the creation of sounds; Changes in sounds in coherent speech. Week 8 – Gimson II7 – accents; final transcription practice. Week 9 – The most frequent types of sound changes. Week 10 – Stress, rhythm and intonation. Week 11 – Revision of fundamental terms in Phonology. Practical applications. Week 12 – Conclusions. Mock test.
- Teaching methods
- This course is taught in alternating lectures given by Mgr. Robert Hanč and PhDr. Kateřina Tomková, Ph.D., on even week Mondays). The former instructor provides an insight into general Phonetics and Phonology and offers interesting comparisons between English and Czech. The latter instructor's lectures are practical, based on A. C. Gimson's Pronunciation of English, and are intended to form a link between theoretical mastery of fundamental notions in phonetics and their realization in the student's speech. Attention is focused on the sounds of speech (their description and classification) as well as their combination in words and connected speech with special regard to stress, rhythm and intonation. Different accents of English are presented in the lectures.
- Assessment methods
- Final test (60%) and interview (pronunciation 40%)constitute the final mark.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.