Spoken language analysis I: sounds

Winter term
30 contact hours (1 class a week)
ECTS credits: 4
Lecturer: Maciej KarpiƄski
Tuesday, 11:30-13:00, room 120

Module aims
The classes will touch upon theoretical and technical aspects of speech analysis, including speech acoustics, fundamentals of phonetics of segmentals and suprasegmentals. Participants of the course will explore the variety of articulatory and acoustic features found in various languages of the world. Students will become familiar with phonetic software. They will gain basic skills in speech signal editing, processing, annotation and instrumental as well as perception-based analysis.

Assessment criteria: Final project (phonetic analysis of a recording)

Work load:
30 contact hours
30 hours preparation for classes, reading
40 hours for the final project

Reading list
Selected chapters from the listed books (more texts will be provided by the lecturer):

  • Fox, A. 2000. Prosodic features and prosodic structures. Oxford: OUP.
  • Ladefoged, P. 2006. A course in phonetics. Boston, MA: Thomson/Wadsworth.
  • Rogers, H. 2000. The Sounds of Language. Routledge.
  • Stevens, K. 1999. Acoustic Phonetics. MIT Press.