ENG102-S2-2019/20 – Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
Email: [email protected]
Class Hours: 8am-10am
Virtual Classroom: Hostclass.net/subscribe
Office: Room 9, English Departmental block
Office Hour: 4pm-6pm
Instructor: Dr. (Mrs.) Franca Okumo
This course helps to introduce students into Phonetics and Phonology through practical sessions in language data. It focuses on the organs of speech production, the organs of speech and the practical sessions at the English laboratory. Students are made to produce speech sounds, transcribe and give examples of sounds through classroom presentations both in groups and individually applying the skills acquired in the course and listen to sound recordings so as to identify contrasts. This helpstin the spoken English of the students.
1a. The concept of Phonetics
– Definition of Phonetics
– Branches ( Auditory, articulatory, auditory and forensic Phonetics)
1b. The concept of Phonology
2a. Difference between Phonetics and Phonology
3. The organs of Speech
4. Classification of speech sounds into vowels and consonants
5a.The vowels of the English language
b. Vowel chart
6a. The consonants of English language
b. Classification of the English consonants
C. Phonetic description of the consonants
d. The English consonant chart.
7. Transcription and lots of drills on transcription
• Identify the organs used in speech production.
• Know how to articulate sounds, pronounce words correctly and be able to transcribe words.
• Identify the difference Branches of Phonetics
• Know the difference between Phonetics and Phonology.
• Describe the consonants and vowels of English.
• Use the Language laboratory for lots of drills.
• Give minimal pairs to show contrast in words.
• Basic Phonetics by Yul-Ifode, Shirley 2003.
• Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary.
• Hostclass.net/subscribe: We will use hostclass as a remote classroom response system. Register and subscribe for a hybrid learning experience.
Look through the texts and try your hands on some of the exercises. Engage in personal transcription at home.
Assignments and Examination
The following grading scale will be used:
5% of your score shall be based on your virtual/visual classroom attendance
10% first assessment
15% second assessment
70% shall be based on examination
The final grade would be based on your total grade percentage.
I expect you to participate in all class activities as listed on the course calendar. Participation includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• Completing all class assignments on time
• Actively engaging in class discussions
• Asking thoughtful questions
• Proactively seeking guidance from the instructor when needed
Attendance is expected in all classes. Valid excuses for absence will be accepted before class. In extenuating circumstances, valid excuses with proof will be accepted after class. Late submissions of assignments will be granted for no penalty if a valid excuse is communicated to the instructor before the due date.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level 100 levels
- Language English
- Students 2
- Assessments Yes